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Friday, August 21, 2020 2-5-1-S2E2-It could happen to you

Nick and Simon discuss Kenny Drew's contribution as sideman on the original vinyl release of It Could Happen to You , Chet Baker Sings. Apple Mus...

Friday, August 7, 2020 2-5-1-S2E1- Introducing Kenny Drew

Nicholas Tomalin and Simon Whiteside are back for a new series of 2-5-1 Two Pianists,Five Podcasts, One Subject.  In this series the subject is pianis...

Monday, June 1, 2020 2-5-1-S1E5-Sonny Clark Ballad Style & Legacy

In the season finale Nick and Simon discuss Sonny Clark's ballad playing style as sideman and soloist, playing musical excerpts and discussing hi...

Friday, May 15, 2020 2-5-1-S1E4-Sonny Clark's Style and Trio Recordings

In Episode 4 we discuss Sonny Clark as a leader in the trio format. We focus on two tunes in detail: "Somebody Loves me" from what is now kn...

Friday, May 1, 2020 2-5-1-S1E3- Sonny Clark as Leader

In this episode we explore Sonny Clark's work as leader on Blue Note records. Specifically his work with ensembles.

Friday, April 17, 2020 2-5-1-S1E2-Sonny Clark as Sideman

In this episode Nick Tomalin and Simon Whiteside discuss the music Sonny Clark recorded with Buddy de Franco, Grant Green and Dexter Gordon. Even afte...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2-5-1- S1E1-The life and works of Sonny Clark

In episode one  Nick Tomalin and Simon Whiteside talk about Sonny Clark's short but musically prodigious life, from his birth in July 1931 to his...

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