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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-S1E35a quartal harmony examples

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

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 1, 2022 2-5m-1 S1E34- The Tritone Substitution

When is a dominant chord not a dominant chord?When it's a tritone substitution!We try to demystify this term and speak about its use in jazz harm...

Sunday, May 15, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E33-Flamingo Club

The Flamingo ClubThe  Flamingo Club (not to be confused with Club Flamingo of Police Squad!)was a London nightclub active from 1952-1969. It was initi...

Sunday, May 1, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E32-How to listen to Jazz

Book ReviewTed Gioia has written 11 books on music, many of them on jazz. Simon wrongly said that the first book of Ted's he read was West Coast ...

Friday, April 15, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E31-Archer Street

Archer StreetWe discuss the role of a single Soho street in the lives of musicians looking for work in London from the 1920s until the 1960s Watch the...

Friday, April 8, 2022 2-5q-1- S1S3-Sebastian Scotney of London Jazz News

In our third interview with people who promote, facilitate and help proliferate Jazz.Sebastian Scotney is the driving force behind London Jazz News a ...

Friday, April 1, 2022 2-5m-1-S1E30-Tete Montoliu

Tete Montoliu was a spanish pianist who had a long and successful career. As part of our " pianists under the radar" we discuss him and his ...

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