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Celebrating 50 years of Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Paul Merton explores the origins of the famous venue and examines its impact on the world of music. Recorded on location at the club, the programme features interviews with leading jazz artists Salena Jones, Ian Shaw, Jay Phelps and James Pearson and features music and archive from personalities associated with the venue.
(Rptd on Sunday at 1.30pm)
The Britain of the 1920s experiences a new age of experimentation in politics, writing, art, sex and drugs, as new money energises an urban scene of night clubs, jazz and cocktails. The country enjoys a housing boom and witnesses the birth of radio broadcasting and the BBC - and Michael Collins risks his life by negotiating with Lloyd George over Ireland. The General Strike takes place in 1926, while the 1929 Wall Street Crash brings the Roaring Twenties to a dramatic close.
Rptd on Friday at 7pm Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
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1/2. BBC Radio 2 celebrates last week's 50th anniversary of internationally famous Soho jazz club Ronnie Scott 's, started in 1959 by tenor saxophonist and humorist Ronnie Scott (1927-96). Scott's impact on the British jazz scene cannot be overstated, as evidenced by the club's sustained draw for world-class talent, from
Dizzy Gillespie , Sonny Rollins and Stan Getz to Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. With input by Sonny Rollins , Diana Krall , Monty Alexander ,
Courtney Pine , Guy Barker and Claire Martin. A special concert follows at 7.30, and at 9.15 the second part of this tribute. Producer Phil Critchlow
Vivid evocation of Prohibition
America, set around Harlem's dazzling nightclub scene. In 1928, jazz musician
Dixie Dwyer (Richard Gere) saves the life of Dutch Schultz and suddenly becomes part of the mobster's world of bootleg liquor. racketeering and escalating violence.
Director Francis Coppola (1984, 15)
Francis Coppola 's vivid evocation of Prohibition America, set around
Harlem's dazzling nightclub scene. In 1928, jazz musician Dixie Dwyer saves the life of Dutch Schultz and suddenly becomes part of the mobster's world of bootleg liquor, racketeering and escalating violence. Film of the Day: page 43.
Director Francis Coppola (1984,15)
In conversation with Julian Joseph , British saxophonist Andy Sheppard discusses his ECM label debut Movements in Colour, in which he collaborates with musicians from the European jazz scene to create a fusion of African, Latin and Indian music. Plus a track by George Russell , the American jazz composer and theorist who died last month. Producer Sushil Dade
Jez Nelson presents music celebrating the Paris jazz scene, featuring bass player Henri Texier 's Quartet. Producer Peggy Sutton
Tonight's edition showcases influential drummers Bill Bruford and Allan Ganley. Bruford rose to fame on the British rock scene in the drumming seat of King Crimson and Yes. He talks to Claire Martin about life on the road, most recently with the band Earthworks. And to coincide with the release of The Allan Ganley Legacy, saxophonist Andy Panayi discusses one of the most admired of all jazz drummers, Allan Ganley , who started in dance bands and wrote extensively for his own big band. Producer Keith Loxam
2/4. British saxophonist, composer and rapper
Soweto Kinch explores the musical heritage of the northern Manhattan district known as Harlem. The story continues with a look at the community's rich gospel tradition, the art, music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, and the successive thriving swing, bebop and R&B scenes. Plus tales of the famous Savoy Ballroom, late-night clubs such as Minton's and the Uptown House, where Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie forged a new jazz style. And memories of politician Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) and Sugar Hill resident and civil rights activist and intellectual WEB DuBois (1868-1963).
Charting the rise of jazz in postwar Britain, with contributions from the late George Melly , who revisits the scenes of his early gigs. Part of Jazz 1959 season.
Michael Berkeley welcomes Kate O'Mara , well known for her roles in 1980s TV series such as Howards' Way and Dynasty. She has recently returned to the stage as Marlene Dietrich in Lunch with Marlene and as Mrs Cheveley in the Peter Hall/Bill Kenwright production of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband. Her musical passions range from Baroque music by Bach and Zelenka through pastoral scenes by Dvorak and George Butterworth to Shostakovich's Jazz Suite and Edith Piaf singing Milord.
Julian Joseph previews what's on in the UK jazz scene and talks to American double bassist Michael Janish. Producer Sushil Dade
2/5. This Is Almost My Time. Donald Macleod and Brian Priestley examine Mingus's music of the late 1950s. Haitian Fight Song Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop Ysabel's Table Dance (Tijuana Moods) Charles Mingus (bass), Jimmy Knepper (trombone),
Ysabel Morel (castanets/vocals), Curtis Porter (alto sax), Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Bill Triglia (piano), Dannie Richmond (drums)
Scenes in the City Clarence Shaw (trumpet),
Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Shafi Hadi (alto sax/ tenor sax), Bob Hammer (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting; Moanin' Charles Mingus (bass), Jackie McLean , John Handy (alto sax), Booker Ervin (tenor sax), Pepper Adams (baritone sax), Jimmy Knepper and Willie Dennis (trombones), Horace Parian (piano), Dannie Richmond (drums) Repeated at 10pm
Live from the Royal Albert Hall , the King's Singers celebrate their 40th anniversary year with a wide-ranging Anglo-French programme. Presented by Brian Kay. The King's Singers
Poulenc Chansons Françaises, Op 130 (excerpts) John McCabe Scenes in America Deserta Lassus Dessus le Marche dArras
Passereau 11 Est Bel et Bon Lassus Toutes les Nuits Janequin La Guerre
Rogers Hears Not My Phyllis Hobbs Phillis Is My Only Joy
Trad, arr SE Lovatt The Little Green Lane Bridge The Goslings
Trad, arr B Chilcott Greens/eeves
Trad, arr G Langford Blow Away the Morning Dew Trad, arr P Lawson The Turtle Dove
Trad, arr G Langford Widdicombe Fair
Highlights of this year's BBC Jazz Awards, held at the Mermaid Theatre in London. Claire Martin discusses the British jazz scene with its first lady and gentleman, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth , who are receiving Special Gold Awards. Producer Keith Loxam
New series 1/8. Return of the peerless business reality series presented by Evan Davis. The cabal of entrepreneurs mull over the merits of a product that promises to end bedroom disputes, an events company, a machine that turns air into water, a firm that promises to jazz up the nation's garden fences, and rock band Hamfatter from Cambridge who are seeking investment to get their career up and running.
Series producer Sam Lewens ; Exec producer Dominic Bird Behind the scenes: page 10
New series 1/3. Zoe Ball tackles the evolution of UK dance music, with late-80s acid house serving as the pivot around which other genres spin. The series explores dance scenes across the UK, encompassing northern soul, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, prog house, techno and drum 'n' bass, featuring dance-floor luminaries such as Sasha,
Russ Winstanley , Ian Levine , Fabio, Norman Jay , Jazzie B and Paul Oakenfold. The story starts with 1970s northern soul - with Wigan Casino its mecca - and swiftly proceeds to the 1980s with the emerging national soul scene, spearheaded by DJ/promoter/ club owner Nicky Holloway , who serves as consultant to the series.
Producers Vivienne Perry and Simon Poole See also Tuesday 10.30pm
From the studios of BBC Scotland at Pacific Quay, Glasgow, at the start of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival, Julian Joseph presents sets by pianist Brian Kellock and guitarist Kevin MacKenzie. Kellock graduated from Edinburgh in 1986 and has since established himself as a leading piano player on the scene. MacKenzie has worked with Trio AAB, among others, and has appeared on over 40 albums. Producer Keith Loxam
Jez Nelson presents an edition exploring Holland's avant-garde jazz scene, featuring performances from two contrasting Dutch groups, Trio Braam/De Joode/Vatcher and the Astronotes. Recorded at London's Pizza Express jazz club, the trio, led by pianist Michiel Braam, with Wilbert De Joode on bass and Michael Vatcher on drums, play a unique style of explosive improv. The Astronotes - a large ensemble led by trombonist and composer Joost Buis - are heard here in concert at Amsterdam's premier jazz spot, the Bimhius. Producer Robert Abel
1/5. Cabaret Scenes and Gothic Fantasies. Donald Macleod is joined by Rachel Segal to explore the life and work of Hollywood composer Franz Waxman. Franz Waxman , arr Fontaine Allein in einer grossen Stadt Ute Lemper
Waxman Gruss undKuss - Veronika Eva Busch , Weintraubs Synkopators
Hollander, arr Waxman Falling in Love Again Marlene Dietrich , Friedrich Hollander and his Symphony of Jazz
Waxman Main Title, Danse Macabre ; Creation of the Female Monster (The Bride of Frankenstein) Westminster PO, conductor Kenneth Alwyn Arrival at Manderley; Mrs Danvers; Rebecca's
Room; The New Mrs de Winter; The Fire - Epilogue (Rebecca) Royal SNO, conductor Joel McNeely
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