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Tuesday, March 28, 2023 2-5m-1-S1E2.2-Marty Paich -With Mel Torme

In the full episode 2 it was a pleasure to chat with Arranger Orchestrator Giles Thornton. He helped me out on some of the transcriptions for the Mart...

Thursday, March 23, 2023 2-5m-1-S1E2.1-Marty Paich -With Mel Torme

This is the 15 minute introduction to the full episode 2 as episode 2 is 1 hour 15 minutes I felt it better to publish the intro separately here Is a ...

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 2-5-1-Marty Paich - S1E1 - The Pianist

This new five part longer form series starts with Nick and Simon examining Marty Paich as pianist.  Paich was a musical polymath and his career spanne...

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 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 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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