2/8. Influential soul/funk DJ
Norman Jay presents a personal selection of classic, forgotten and modern funk recordings from the 50s onwards, showcasing popular performers and underground acts, including the Meters,
Funkadelic, Creative Source and BT Express. Each week Norman is joined by the Fatback Band's
Bill Curtis for a weekly masterclass in funky drumming.
2/2. Singer Clare Teal profiles jazz great Oscar Peterson - who turns 80 this month - from his roots as a black, working-class Canadian to his international standing as a consummate and distinctive pianist and composer. Featuring a new and extensive interview with the artist, with further input from friends, admirers and collaborators including former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chr étien, jazz aficionados and critics Gene Lees, Phil Nimmons and Bill King , and industry executive Scott Morin.
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