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Al Foster In Concert20180505

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. With Al Foster in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

Beats & Pieces Big Band In Concert20180609

The best in jazz - past, present and future. With Beats and Pieces Big Band in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future.

Julian Joseph presents the high energy Beats and Pieces Big Band in concert. A big band for the 21st century, the Manchester-based group's use of electronics sets their sound apart from that of the traditional big band. They are led by composer and musical director, Ben Cottrell.

Plus, pianist Ivo Neame shares some of the music that has inspired him over the years including pieces from Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Chick Corea20180908

Jazz piano great Chick Corea reveals his inspirations.

The best in jazz past, present and future

In a rare interview, jazz piano great Chick Corea reveals his musical inspirations – sharing insights into the music of John Coltrane, Art Tatum and Hungarian composer Béla Bartók and discussing their influence on his work.

Corea is one of the world's greatest living jazz musicians. As the piano player with Miles Davis in the late 1960s he featured on several landmark recordings, including Bitches Brew. His own group, Return to Forever, were at the forefront of the jazz fusion movement and his subsequent projects, both electric and acoustic, have earned him numerous awards – including over 20 Grammys.

Also in the programme, French trumpeter Erik Truffaz, another fusion pioneer, recorded live in concert. And presenter Kevin Le Gendre plays a mix of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Chick Corea20180908

Jazz piano great Chick Corea reveals his inspirations.

The best in jazz past, present and future

In a rare interview, jazz piano great Chick Corea reveals his musical inspirations – sharing insights into the music of John Coltrane, Art Tatum and Hungarian composer Béla Bartók and discussing their influence on his work.

Corea is one of the world's greatest living jazz musicians. As the piano player with Miles Davis in the late 1960s he featured on several landmark recordings, including Bitches Brew. His own group, Return to Forever, were at the forefront of the jazz fusion movement and his subsequent projects, both electric and acoustic, have earned him numerous awards – including over 20 Grammys.

Also in the programme, French trumpeter Erik Truffaz, another fusion pioneer, recorded live in concert. And presenter Kevin Le Gendre plays a mix of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Dhafer Youssef And E.s.t.'s Magnus \u00d6str\u00f6m20180728

Tunisian singer and oud virtuoso Dhafer Youssef in concert. Plus Magnus Ostrom of E.S.T.

The best in jazz past, present and future

Julian Joseph presents a concert from Dhafer Youssef, an acclaimed singer and virtuoso oud player who draws on his Tunisian heritage, blending Arabic harmonies, wiry melodies and propulsive grooves.

Plus Magnus Öström, drummer with the hugely influential Esbjörn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.), reveals some of the tracks that inspired the group - including a piece by Chopin that Esbjörn Svensson's mother used to play to him as a child.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Dinosaur in session2018042820180825 (R3)

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. With a session from Dinosaur.

The best in jazz past, present and future

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future.

This week, another chance to hear Jumoké Fashola presenting a session from Dinosaur. Led by former BBC New Generation Artist Laura Jurd on trumpet, the four-piece band play new, synth-driven music ahead of the release of their latest album, Wonder Trail.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Dinosaur In Session2018042820180825 (R3)

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. With a session from Dinosaur.

The best in jazz past, present and future

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future.

This week, another chance to hear Jumoké Fashola presenting a session from Dinosaur. Led by former BBC New Generation Artist Laura Jurd on trumpet, the four-piece band play new, synth-driven music ahead of the release of their latest album, Wonder Trail.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Eddie Henderson in concert20180901

The American trumpet great and his quartet recorded live in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

More highlights from a concert by American trumpeter Eddie Henderson and his quartet, recorded live at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Eddie Henderson first received worldwide recognition for his part in Herbie Hancock's groundbreaking Mwandishi group of the early 1970s. He went on to play with many of the biggest names in jazz, including Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon and Pharoah Sanders. For this concert, recorded in April 2018, he’s joined by a quartet of long-time collaborators: fellow New Yorker Bruce Barth on piano, Arnie Somogyi on bass and Stephen Keogh on drums.

Plus, presenter Julian Joseph plays a mix of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Eddie Henderson In Concert20180901

The American trumpet great and his quartet recorded live in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

More highlights from a concert by American trumpeter Eddie Henderson and his quartet, recorded live at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Eddie Henderson first received worldwide recognition for his part in Herbie Hancock's groundbreaking Mwandishi group of the early 1970s. He went on to play with many of the biggest names in jazz, including Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon and Pharoah Sanders. For this concert, recorded in April 2018, he’s joined by a quartet of long-time collaborators: fellow New Yorker Bruce Barth on piano, Arnie Somogyi on bass and Stephen Keogh on drums.

Plus, presenter Julian Joseph plays a mix of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Eddie Henderson in concert from Birmingham20180512

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. With Eddie Henderson in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

Julian Joseph is onstage from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to present a concert with trumpet great Eddie Henderson and his quartet. Henderson first got worldwide recognition for his part in Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi group in the early '70s. Since then he has played with huge array of the greatest names in Jazz including Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Barron and many more. He is joined by a quartet made up of long time collaborators; fellow New Yorker Bruce Barth on piano, Arnie Somogyi on bass and Stephen Keogh on drums.

In conversation with Julian Joseph, Henderson talks about how Louis Armstrong gave him his first ever trumpet lesson and Miles Davis' memorable reaction when he told him he didn't play 'correct'.

Produced by Miranda Hinkley and Russell Finch for Somethin' Else.

Gregory Porter In Concert20181006

A concert from one of the biggest names in jazz of recent years, vocalist Gregory Porter.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A concert from one of the biggest names in jazz of recent years, vocalist Gregory Porter. Recorded at this year’s Montreux Jazz Festival, Porter performs tracks from his Grammy-winning back catalogue and recent tribute to Nat King Cole, showcasing his rich baritone and skill as a storyteller.

Also in the programme, American trumpeter Keyon Harrold shares a selection of tracks that have inspired him and shaped his sound. Known for his portrayal of Miles Davis on the soundtrack to Don Cheadle’s blockbuster Miles Ahead, Harrold has been winning widespread acclaim for his latest album, The Mugician, and for his powerful political live shows.

Plus presenter Julian Joseph plays a mix of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Harald Lassen In Concert20180623

The best in jazz - past, present and future. With saxophonist Harald Lassen in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future.

Jumoké Fashola presents a concert from young Norwegian saxophonist Harald Lassen. Plus, American tenor sax player Kamasi Washington shares some of the musical moments that have influenced the making of his new album, Heaven and Earth, from Coltrane to the hip hop producers of LA.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Highlights from Biggest Weekend festival20180602

Celebrating the best in jazz. With highlights from BBC Music's Biggest Weekend festival.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Kevin Le Gendre presents highlights from BBC Music's Biggest Weekend festival where acts include Manchester-based piano trio GoGo Penguin, The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and Jamie Cullum.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Jean Toussaint All Star Sextet In Session20180630

The Jean Toussaint All Star Sextet in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. With a session from Jean Toussaint Allstar 6Tet.

A former member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, the saxophonist moved to London over 30 years ago where he has been a key player on the UK jazz scene ever since. He'll be performing tracks from his new album Brother Raymond.

Plus, Bahraini-British trumpeter Yazz Ahmed shares some of the musical influences which have inspired her own music making including her trumpet idol Kenny Wheeler and the oud sounds of the Middle East.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Jean Toussaint Allstar 6Tet in Session20180630

The Jean Toussaint Allstar 6Tet in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. With a session from Jean Toussaint Allstar 6Tet.

A former member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, the saxophonist moved to London over 30 years ago where he has been a key player on the UK jazz scene ever since. He'll be performing tracks from his new album Brother Raymond.

Plus, Bahraini-British trumpeter Yazz Ahmed shares some of the musical influences which have inspired her own music making including her trumpet idol Kenny Wheeler and the oud sounds of the Middle East.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Kamasi Washington20180623
Lewis Wright And Kit Downes In Session20180526

Celebrating the best in jazz. Featuring Lewis Wright and Kit Downes in session as a duo.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly show celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Julian Joseph presents vibraphonist Lewis Wright and pianist Kit Downes in session as a duo playing music from Lewis's new Duets album.

Plus, bassist Linda May Han Oh shares some of the musical moments that have influenced her own playing over the years.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman.

Marcus Miller20180714

The best in jazz - past, present and future. With bassist Marcus Miller.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Bass guitar icon Marcus Miller reminisces about his first day in the studio with Miles Davis and breaks down tracks that have inspired him over the years - including music by pianist Herbie Hancock and the godfather of slap bass, Larry Graham.

Plus, celebrated Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski in concert and new music from saxophonist Charles Lloyd.

Presented by Kevin Le Gendre and produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Marcus Miller20180714

The best in jazz - past, present and future. With bassist Marcus Miller.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Bass guitar icon Marcus Miller reminisces about his first day in the studio with Miles Davis and breaks down tracks that have inspired him over the years - including music from Stevie Wonder and the godfather of slap bass, Larry Graham.

Plus, celebrated Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski in concert.

Presented by Kevin Le Gendre and produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Norma Winstone20180811

An exclusive studio session from one of the UK's finest vocalists.

The best in jazz past, present and future

Jumoké Fashola presents an exclusive studio session from Norma Winstone. Over the past 50 years, Winstone has established herself as one of the UK's finest vocalists, known for developing a highly-influential style of wordless vocal improvisation, once described by the Los Angeles Times as "state-of-the-art, imaginative, virtually beyond-definition singing." Backed by her quartet, she performs music from her latest album, Descansado: Songs for Films.

Also on the programme, revered New York pianist Fred Hersch breaks down tracks that have inspired him and shaped his sound - including a poetic recording by Joni Mitchell and a piece by trad jazz innovator Earl Hines. Plus Jumoké Fashola plays a mix of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Norma Winstone20180811

An exclusive studio session from one of the UK's finest vocalists.

The best in jazz past, present and future

Jumoké Fashola presents an exclusive studio session from Norma Winstone. Over the past 50 years, Winstone has established herself as one of the UK's finest vocalists, known for developing a highly-influential style of wordless vocal improvisation, once described by the Los Angeles Times as "state-of-the-art, imaginative, virtually beyond-definition singing." Backed by her quartet, she performs music from her latest album, Descansado: Songs for Films.

Also on the programme, revered New York pianist Fred Hersch breaks down tracks that have inspired him and shaped his sound - including a poetic recording by Joni Mitchell and a piece by trad jazz innovator Earl Hines. Plus Jumoké Fashola plays a mix of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band in session20180804

The best in jazz - past, present and future. Preservation Hall Jazz Band in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Your gateway to new sounds with classic recordings and exclusive sessions.

This week Kevin LeGendre presents New Orleans favourites the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in session. The septet have been playing the jazz music of the Big Easy since the early 1960s and are known for their collaborations with artists from genres outside of jazz, mixing tradition with the contemporary.

This is a repeat of a programme first broadcast in April 2018.

Produced by Russell Finch for Somethin' Else

Preservation Hall Jazz Band In Session20180804

The best in jazz - past, present and future. Preservation Hall Jazz Band in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Your gateway to new sounds with classic recordings and exclusive sessions.

This week Kevin LeGendre presents New Orleans favourites the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in session. The septet have been playing the jazz music of the Big Easy since the early 1960s and are known for their collaborations with artists from genres outside of jazz, mixing tradition with the contemporary.

This is a repeat of a programme first broadcast in April 2018.

Produced by Russell Finch for Somethin' Else

The best in jazz - past, present and future. Preservation Hall Jazz Band in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A new weekly show celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future.

Your gateway to new sounds with classic recordings and exclusive sessions.

This week Kevin LeGendre presents the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in session. The septet have been playing the jazz music of New Orleans since the early 1960s and are known for their collaborations with artists from genres outside of jazz, mixing tradition with the contemporary.

Produced by Miranda Hinkley for Somethin' Else.

Sons of Kemet in session2018040720180922 (R3)

The Mercury Prize-nominated Sons of Kemet in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

Another chance to hear the first edition of Radio 3's new programme featuring the best in jazz - past, present and future. Jumoké Fashola presents Mercury Prize-nominated Sons of Kemet in session. Led by saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, the band features two drummers and tuba to create a unique sound influenced by London's dance floors.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Sons Of Kemet In Session2018040720180922 (R3)

The Mercury Prize-nominated Sons of Kemet in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

Another chance to hear the first edition of Radio 3's new programme featuring the best in jazz - past, present and future. Jumoké Fashola presents Mercury Prize-nominated Sons of Kemet in session. Led by saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, the band features two drummers and tuba to create a unique sound influenced by London's dance floors.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Tigran Hamasyan In Session20180616

The best in jazz - past, present and future. With pianist Tigran Hamasyan in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Kevin Le Gendre presents pianist Tigran Hamasyan in session playing solo piano pieces from his latest release "For Gyumri".

Tigran's genre blending compositions take inspiration from the folk music of his native Armenia as well as from the American jazz tradition which he started studying aged 9.

Plus, vocalist Zara MacFarlane shares some of the musical moments which have inspired her through the years.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Tony Allen In Concert20180721

Pioneering afrobeat drummer Tony Allen in concert paying tribute to drummer Art Blakey.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A concert from pioneering afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. Alongside the Nigerian star Fela Kuti, Allen was responsible for developing the rhythmic genre known as afrobeat back in the 1970s. He's remained true to the style ever since and in this concert pays tribute to one of his greatest influences and another drumming great, Art Blakey.

Later in the programme, saxophonist Camilla George, a rising UK star, unravels tracks that have inspired her, including an epic tenor sax battle between Branford Marsalis and Michael Brecker. And, presenter Jumoké Fashola plays a mix of jazz classics and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Vijay Iyer20180915

US piano star Vijay Iyer shares his musical inspirations.

The best in jazz past, present and future

East Coast piano star Vijay Iyer shares his musical inspirations – including a haunting recording by the late American pianist Geri Allen and a head-spinning Michael Jackson track.

Vijay Iyer is one of the most celebrated jazz musicians of his generation, known for his touch, rhythmic ingenuity and wide-ranging influences – which include hip hop, R&B and Indian Carnatic music. He was named Jazz Artist Of The Year in DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll 2018 – the third time he has won the award.

Also in the programme, young saxophonist Camilla George, a rising star in the UK, joins us in the studio to play music from her forthcoming album, The People Could Fly. Born in Nigeria but based in London, Camilla’s music takes inspiration from both of these backgrounds as well as her time spent playing with the long-running Jazz Jamaica group. Plus presenter Kevin Le Gendre plays a mix of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Vijay Iyer20180915

US piano star Vijay Iyer shares his musical inspirations.

The best in jazz past, present and future

East Coast piano star Vijay Iyer shares his musical inspirations – including a haunting recording by the late American pianist Geri Allen and a head-spinning Michael Jackson track.

Vijay Iyer is one of the most celebrated jazz musicians of his generation, known for his touch, rhythmic ingenuity and wide-ranging influences – which include hip hop, R&B and Indian Carnatic music. He was named Jazz Artist Of The Year in DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll 2018 – the third time he has won the award.

Also in the programme, young saxophonist Camilla George, a rising star in the UK, joins us in the studio to play music from her forthcoming album, The People Could Fly. Born in Nigeria but based in London, Camilla’s music takes inspiration from both of these backgrounds as well as her time spent playing with the long-running Jazz Jamaica group. Plus presenter Kevin Le Gendre plays a mix of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Vladyslav Sendecki in concert20180519

The best in jazz - past, present and future. With pianist Vladyslav Sendecki in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly show celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Presented by Jumoké Fashola and featuring Polish pianist Vladyslav Sendecki in concert as well as guitar legend Pat Metheny sharing some of the musical moments that have shaped his own playing.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

01Sons Of Kemet In Session20180407

The best in jazz - past, present and future. Featuring Sons of Kemet in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A new programme featuring the best in jazz - past, present and future. Jumoké Fashola presents UK band of the moment Sons of Kemet in session. Led by award-winning saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, the band features two drummers and tuba to create a unique sound influenced by London's dancefloors.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

02Jay Phelps In Concert20180414

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Featuring Jay Phelps in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A new weekly show celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future.

Your gateway to new sounds with classic recordings and exclusive sessions.

This week Julian Joseph presents trumpeter Jay Phelps in concert with his quartet. Born in Vancouver, Phelps moved to London in his late teens and joined Tomorrow's Warriors before going on to be a founding member of Empirical. In this concert he plays music from his new album "Free As The Birds", composed following two years of travelling the world. Alongside Jay are Rick Simpson on piano, Ferg Ireland on bass and Will Glaser on drums.

03Preservation Hall Jazz Band In Session20180421

The best in jazz - past, present and future. With Preservation Hall Jazz Band in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A new weekly show celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future.

Your gateway to new sounds with classic recordings and exclusive sessions.

This week Kevin LeGendre presents the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in session. The septet have been playing the jazz music of New Orleans since the early 1960s and are known for their collaborations with artists from genres outside of jazz, mixing tradition with the contemporary.

Produced by Miranda Hinkley for Somethin' Else.

04Dinosaur In Session20180428

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. With a session from Dinosaur.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A new weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future.

Expect exclusive studio sessions and city-hopping live showcases featuring the stars of the contemporary scene, plus interviews and demos from musicians.

This week Jumoké Fashola presents a session from Dinosaur. Led by former BBC New Generation Artist Laura Jurd on trumpet, the four-piece band play new, synth-driven music ahead of the release of their latest album, Wonder Trail.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.