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Thursday, December 1, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E46-Enclosures

We discuss 'enclosures' one of the cornerstone concepts of what makes jazz sound like jazz - particularly post-bebop  jazz.  We talk about t...

Saturday, October 15, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E43-Jazz Cello

Nick and Simon talk about Jazz Cello, like you do. 

Saturday, October 8, 2022 Chris Hodgkins

Chris Hodgkins has been an integral part of the UK jazz scene since the early seventies. As a trumpet player he performed with the Icon Jazzmen and to...

Saturday, October 1, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E42-Andre Previn

Andre Previn had a long career  Simon and Nick discuss his life and his work in the jazz, Film and Classical Music. 

Thursday, September 15, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E41-Monk Biography

Nick and Simon discuss the biography Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original.  Author Robin D. Kelley grew up in Harlem in a house...

Thursday, September 1, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E40-San Francisco Jazz

The Fillmore district of San Francisco was known as " The Harlem of the West" in the 1940s and there were many clubs that flourished there f...

Monday, August 15, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E39- Hear me Talkin' to Ya

Nick and Simon discuss the  well known book of jazz interviews  'Hear  me Talkin' to Ya The Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It.&ap...

Monday, August 1, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E38-Red Garland Block Chords

Red Garland was one of the big beasts of the 1950s New York jazz scene recording  many albums as leader with  his  trio, he was also part of the first...

Friday, July 15, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E37-Blue Notes in B&W

Simon and Nick discuss the book Blue Notes in Black and White a book about the relationship between jazz image and jazz music.  Below is the blurb fro...

Friday, July 1, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E36-Rent Parties

The rent party was a phenomenon that occurred from 1920-1950's to raise the money needed to meet the cost of accommodation,  which was often high...

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E35-Quartal Harmony

What is Quartal Harmony? Who brought it into jazz in a big way and when?Nick and Simon discuss these points

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E35a quartal harmony examples

Here are 2 examples of quartile harmony to support the previous podcast

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