3/6. Conductor and music commentator Charles Hazlewood explores links between classical and popular music, with particular attention to the former's influence on the latter. The series, recorded at Hazlewood's Somerset farm overlooking Glastonbury Tor, features special guests, continuing tonight with contrasting guitarists Craig Ogden (classical) and Nick Harper (rock/acoustic). The two men discuss the versatility of their instrument and concoct a new piece together in the studio.
There's also music from Bach, the Clash and South African trio the Mahotella Queens.
3/4. Clarke Peters pays tribute to charismatic showman, jazz band leader, singer and stage star Cab Calloway , who would have been
100 on Christmas Day. Calloway's Hi-De-Ho scat singing has influenced both jazz artists and rap acts. This edition recalls the tremendous popularity of the Cab Calloway Orchestra, whose starry line-up included Dizzy Gillespie and Ben Webster.
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