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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. 

Monday, May 15, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E3-Dudley Moore

Dudley Moore may well be best known for his comedy with Peter Cook and his success on screen in the films 10 and Arthur but he was also a very accompl...

Monday, May 1, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E2-Jazz and Boxing

Did you know some jazz musicians were also boxers? Find out more in this episode.

Saturday, April 15, 2023 The Fabulous Baker Boys

To start season two Simon & Nick talk about the Fabulous Baker Boys.This is a new strand where Nick and Simon talk about jazz related films.At pre...

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 2-5m-1-S1E2.2-Marty Paich -With Mel Torme

In the full episode 2 it was a pleasure to chat with Arranger Orchestrator Giles Thornton. He helped me out on some of the transcriptions for the Mart...

Thursday, March 23, 2023 2-5m-1-S1E2.1-Marty Paich -With Mel Torme

This is the 15 minute introduction to the full episode 2 as episode 2 is 1 hour 15 minutes I felt it better to publish the intro separately here Is a ...

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 2-5-1-Marty Paich - S1E1 - The Pianist

This new five part longer form series starts with Nick and Simon examining Marty Paich as pianist.  Paich was a musical polymath and his career spanne...

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