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BBC Radio Ulster
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Linley selects the best contemporary jazz from the Irish jazz scene and around the world,

Linley selects the best contemporary jazz from the Irish jazz scene and around the world with profiles of local and touring performers. Email: linley.hamilton@bbc.co.uk

Artbeat

Ghanaba

BBC World Service
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29 minutes Available for over a year Web Only

An indepth interview with legendary Ghanian jazz musician Kofi Ghanaba

An indepth interview with legendary Ghanian jazz musician Kofi Ghanaba, who talks about Afro-jazz, working on the US jazz scene playing the drums, changing his name from Guy Warren, and being a friend to president Jerry Rawlings.

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My European City - Bucharest

BBC World Service
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Exploring the cultural highlights of Bucharest with the architect Augustin Ioan

Architect and writer Augustin Ioan leads a 'sentimental guide of Bucharest'. He visits some buildings he has restored and introduces the jazz scene and nightlife of the Romanian capital.

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BBC Radio 4
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Sue Lawley's castaway is jazz pianist Stan Tracey

Sue Lawley's castaway is jazz pianist Stan Tracey.

Sue Lawley's guest this week is the jazz musician Stan Tracey. He's been at the heart of the British Jazz scene since the 1960s when he was resident pianist at Ronnie Scotts. It was at that time he wrote what has been called the greatest of all British jazz albums - his Under Milk Wood suite.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Mood Indigo by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

Book: Crazy Like A Fox by S J Perelman

Luxury: Film: Oh Mister Porter

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Sue Lawley
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Stan Tracey

Jazz Library

Django Bates

BBC Radio 3
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Pianist, composer and bandleader Django Bates discusses his recordings with Alyn Shipton.

Pianist, composer and bandleader Django Bates joins Alyn Shipton at the 2011 Cheltenham Jazz Festival to discuss his best recordings.

Pianist, composer and bandleader Django Bates has been one of the most innovative figures on the European jazz scene since the 1980s. In front of an audience at this year's Cheltenham Jazz Festival, he joins Alyn Shipton to look back over his recorded career from his early days with Loose Tubes to his more recent bands. As well as his group Human Chain, he also discusses his Danish StoRMChaser project and his recent album Beloved Bird.

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Evenings on BBC Radio Shropshire

Andrew Marston & Genevieve Tudor (04/10/2020)

BBC Radio Shropshire
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4 hours Available for 14 days First broadcast:

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music from across the region.

• Olly Murs has confirmed a special gig, in Telford, next year.

• How a bikers' pub, that shared its toilets with a local cattle market, is being remembered for its contribution to music in a brand new book.

• Singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin’s top tips for success in our Musicians' Masterclass.

• John Hellings catches up with a young saxophonist, who’s been taking the New York jazz scene by storm.

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Meeting the Giants of Jazz Episode 2: Marian McPartland

BBC Radio 3
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Martin Gayford recalls his meetings with British-American pianist Marian McPartland.

Martin Gayford recalls his meetings with British-American pianist Marian McPartland and reflects on their shared suburban upbringings.

Critic Martin Gayford tells the stories of his encounters and friendships with leading jazz musicians as a fan, an amateur music promoter and, latterly, as a journalist.

The British pianist Marian McPartland found fame across the Atlantic, spending six decades at the heart of the swinging New York jazz scene and hosting a long-running National Public Radio programme. When Martin brought her to Cambridge for a concert, he reflected on their shared suburban upbringings.ii.

BBC Radio 3
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An exploration of the rich and surprising history of jazz in Japan.

Musician and journalist Katherine Whatley explores the rich and surprising history of jazz in Japan.

Musician and journalist Katherine Whatley explores the rich and surprising history of jazz in Japan. Surprising because the chaotic individualism of this American art form appears at first to go against the very grain of Japan’s communitarian sprit. More surprising still that, having been banned as ‘enemy music’ during the second world war, jazz music was wholeheartedly embraced in Japan during the immediate post war period and the US-led allied occupation. In fact the market for jazz within Japan was once so great that the country has variously been credited with having the highest proportion of jazz fans in the world, and with almost single handedly propping up the jazz record industry.

But the story of jazz in Japan goes deeper than the enthusiastic collecting (and extensive reissuing) of American jazz records. As an American growing up in Tokyo, a student of traditional Japanese music, and a huge jazz fan herself, it’s a subject that’s close to presenter Katherine Whatley’s heart. She looks at the unique contribution that Japanese musicians have made to the jazz scene, and finds that jazz has become an inextricable part of Japanese culture.

Produced by Laura Yogasundram.

Sunday Feature

Jazz Japan

BBC Radio 3
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44 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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An exploration of the rich and surprising history of jazz in Japan.

Musician and journalist Katherine Whatley explores the rich and surprising history of jazz in Japan.

Musician and journalist Katherine Whatley explores the rich and surprising history of jazz in Japan. Surprising because the chaotic individualism of this American art form appears at first to go against the very grain of Japan’s communitarian sprit. More surprising still that, having been banned as ‘enemy music’ during the second world war, jazz music was wholeheartedly embraced in Japan during the immediate post war period and the US-led allied occupation. In fact the market for jazz within Japan was once so great that the country has variously been credited with having the highest proportion of jazz fans in the world, and with almost single handedly propping up the jazz record industry.

But the story of jazz in Japan goes deeper than the enthusiastic collecting (and extensive reissuing) of American jazz records. As an American growing up in Tokyo, a student of traditional Japanese music, and a huge jazz fan herself, it’s a subject that’s close to presenter Katherine Whatley’s heart. She looks at the unique contribution that Japanese musicians have made to the jazz scene, and finds that jazz has become an inextricable part of Japanese culture.

Produced by Laura Yogasundram.

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Meridian

Berlin International Film Festival

BBC World Service
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The latest from the Berlin Film Festival, which has been ignored by the US

The latest from the Berlin Film Festival, which has been ignored by the US. The prizes have been greeted with criticism as Derek Malcolm explains. Also included The Marriage of Figaro is reviewed as Meridian takes a close look at this 18th century love story. Also a look at love in the 20th century in the film Green ~Card and a report from India, where a film team has run into difficulties in Calcutta. Plus, the jazz scene in Cuba.

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