Presenter and jazz trumpeter extraordinaire Guy Barker introduces us to the world of James Last - The Gentleman of Music. Includes in depth musical analysis from Anthony Lewis Crosby.
2/3. Jazz trumpeter Guy Barker presents a three-part documentary about James Last - the gentleman of music. This second programme examines Last's popular song arrangements.
3/3. Jazz trumpeter Guy Barker presents a three-part documentary about James Last - the gentleman of music. This final programme examines Last's non-stop party albums.
Contributors include Andy Williams, Graham Gouldman (of 10CC fame), Emanuel Legrand (global editor of Billboard), Mike Dixon (Musical Director) and Richard Clayderman.
We hear from members of the band who have played with James over many years including Jim Sullivan, Terry Jenkins and vocalist Sue Glover.
There is also in-depth musical analysis from Anthony Lewis Crosby (Managing Director of the London Mozart Players) and of course from Mr Guy Barker himself.
This three-part series first broadcast on Radio in 2006 and episode two features James Last and his arrangements of the popular song.
Another chance to hear Guy Barker's profile of the German composer and band leader James Last.
The final episode of the series features his non stop party albums.
Guy Barker profiles the German composer and band leader James Last.
This final programme examines Last's non-stop party albums.