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Wednesday, November 15, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E15-Born to be Blue

NicK and Simon Talk about the filmBorn to Be Blue  a 2015  drama film directed, produced and written by Robert Budreau. The film stars Ethan Hawke and...

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E214- So You Think You Hate Jazz?

Inspired by a post on Instagram, and the  standard stereotypical responses to the question " Dear 'people who don't like jazz' wha...

Sunday, October 15, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E13-Jam Sessions

Jam sessions have been and continue to be at the heart of the jazz scene.  In this episode Simon and Nick briefly  discuss the history, culture and fu...

Sunday, October 1, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E12-Jazz and Civil Rights

In this episode Nick leads the discussion on the subject of Jazz and it's connection to civil rights.

Friday, September 15, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E11-Mo Better Blues

In this Episode we discuss Spike Lee's Mo Better Blues. Wikipedia saysMo' Better Blues is a 1990 American musical comedy-drama film starring...

Friday, September 1, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E10-Aebersold

Any student of Jazz will be well aware of Aebersolds, over 100 play along records with accompanying books. There are even supplements with transcripti...

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E9-Jazz And Meditation

In this episode Simon & Nick discuss jazz and meditation. There are elements of meditation that improvisers may well relate to : flow state, accep...

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E8-Jimmy Jones

This episode is about the " under the radar " pianist Jimmy Jones. An arranger/pianist for some of the great singers, here is an Apple Music link to ...

Saturday, July 15, 2023 2-5m-1 S2E7-Practicing

In this episode, Nick and Simon discuss what it means to practice jazz piano.

Saturday, July 1, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E6-Jazz Humour

Two pianists looking confused walk into a barIt was an 11/8 barWhat role does Humour play in Jazz

Thursday, June 15, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E5-Playing and Singing

Playing the piano and singing, what's involved? Nick and simon talk about it in this episode.

Thursday, June 1, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E4- Film Review- Round Midnight

Another in our new series of jazz film reviews. The Bertrand Tavernier jazz movie that refreshed Dexter Gordon's career late in his life. 

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