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Thursday, February 15, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E21-Romare Bearden

Nick and Simon talk about the artist Romare Bearden Who was connected to the jazz scene in more than one way. His most well know works are collage and...

Thursday, February 1, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E20-Piano Jazz

Simon and Nick talk about the long running radio show hosted by Marion McPartland.episodes are still available to stream from NPR  like this one with ...

Monday, January 15, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E19-Chappie Willet

This episode is based around the book " Blue Rhythm Fantasy" which is concerned , primarily,  with the Work of arranger Chappie Willet. A fr...

Monday, January 1, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E18-Club 11

Nick And Simon Discuss the short lived but influential London Jazz club "Club Eleven", named after the number of founder members, began life...

Friday, December 15, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E17-Blow up a storm

Nick And Simon talk about the Jazz Novel Blow up a storm published in 1959 [ a seminal year in Jazz history]This is a first novel by the director, pro...

Friday, December 1, 2023 2-5m-1-S2E16-The Music of Mr Benn

Simon & Nick discuss the score to Mr Benn by Don Warren an alias for Duncan Lamontwho for several decades worked as a freelance musician (on flute...

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...

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