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Our Recent Episodes

Monday, April 1, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E24-A Great Day in Harlem

A picture that is well known to those in jazz and beyond was taken August 12th  1958 for esquire Magazine by Art Kane. we discuss it in this episode. ...

Friday, March 15, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E23-Andy Warhol Jazz record sleeves

The fame of Andy whole has lasted a lot longer than fifteen minutes but perhaps his jazz album cover artwork is less well known than his soup tins, Ma...

Friday, March 1, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E22-Pat Moran

Pat Moran was active as a Jazz pianist in the 1950s-1960s  and played with many good artists particularly on the west coast.  Her trio album with Scot...

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...

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