Welcome to the 2-5-1 podcast site

Our Recent Episodes

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E29-Riverside Records

Riverside records only ran from 1953 to 1964 but in that time captured some of the greats of the period. Orin Keepnews was the producer of a majority ...

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E28-Stars of Jazz

In this Episode Nick and Simon discuss Stars of Jazz  which was an American television program that ran between 1956 and 1958 and featured performance...

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E27-Whole tone scale

Another in our series of  music theory podcasst this time Nick and Simon focus on the Whole Tone Scale. In music, a whole-tone scale is a scale in whi...

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E26-Birdland

Nick and Simon talk about Birdland the  jazz club which  started in New York City on December 15, 1949. The original Birdland, which was located at 16...

Saturday, January 15, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E25-Horace Parlan

Horace Parlan is another in our under the radar players episodes,  known for working in the hard bop and post-bop styles of jazz. In addition to his w...

Saturday, January 1, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E18-Fakebooks

What is a fakebook, where can I get one and is a real book different? These questions answered as Nick and Simon discuss the jazz players tune bible.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2-5-1 Christmas Special 2021

In this episode Nick and Simon discuss  classic holiday albums from the past, and also look at a couple of new Christmas releases. This year we also d...

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E24-Jazz at the Philharmonic

Norman Granz set up Jazz at the Philharmonic with little more than chutzpah and a handful of cash. JATP would go on to create careers and fortunes for...

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E23-Jazz Harp

Simon and Nick discuss an instrument less often heard in Jazz- The Harp.

Monday, November 15, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E22-Jazz Heavy Weight

Who was the Jazz Heavy weight?  Nick and Simon discuss the biography of a jazz great who had a varied career.

Monday, November 1, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E21-The Altered Scale

What is an altered scale , where can you use it, what are its other names, and what scale is it related to? Nick and Simon shed light on the altered s...

Friday, October 15, 2021 2-5m-1-S1E20-Book Review But Beautiful

Simon & Nick talk about a book they both enjoyed reading. But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer

Contact Us


Got a question, press inquiry or idea you'd like to share? Contact us through the form below and let us know how we can help.

Subscribe, don't miss the next episode!