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Wednesday, February 1, 2023 2-5m-1-S1E50-END OF SERIES 1

An end of series announcement. in the 50 episodes Nick and I have covered, 8 under the radar pianists, reviewed 7 Jazz books, talked about 10 technica...

Sunday, January 15, 2023 2-5m-1-S1E49-George Wallington

Another episode in our " Under the Radar Pianists" series.George Wallington  wrote a tune that was made well known by Gerry Mulligan'sa...

Sunday, January 8, 2023 2-5-1-Special- Nick & George

In this Special Episode Nick and Simon DiscussGeorge Shearing and Nick's new project playing his music Shades of Shearinggigs areSat January 14th...

Sunday, January 1, 2023 2-5m-1-S1E48-Jazz Oboe

A look at the Oboe in jazz.

Thursday, December 15, 2022 2-5-1-Christmas-2022

Nick and Simon discuss four newish (one jewish) holiday offerings. 1. Snowbound- Emma Smith2. Louis Wishes you a Cool Yule - Louis Armstrong3. On Chri...

Thursday, December 15, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E47-Candid Records

Nick and Simon discuss a record label that started in the USA and continues now in the UK.A label with many jazz greats represented as well as new and...

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...

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