Jazz Club With Walter Love [Radio Ulster]

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20150315

Jazz Club finds some great performances, including Ottilie Patterson, the Apex Jazz Band, Louis Stewart, Gay McIntyre, the Dana Meilana Six and the Jimmy Compton Jazz Band.

20150322

A look at the mid-career of two contrasting jazz stars - pianist Earl Hines and trumpeter and band leader Harry James, with recordings from the 1950s and 60s.

20150329

A preview of the 2015 City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival, featuring interviews with Paul and Gay McIntyre, John Leighton and festival organiser Karan Leonard.

20150405

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

20150412

A diverse selection of new jazz releases including the Jake Leg Jug Band, playing songs from the 1920s and 30s, and Claudia Morris journeying through the songs of Doris Day.

20150419
20150426
20150503
20150510

Walter talks to singer and voice coach Pepi Lemer about her career and plays tracks from her new album, 'back2front'.

20150517

Walter Love talks to Trevor and Rodney Foster, veterans of the Northern Irish jazz scene. Including recordings made with the Niger Delta Stompers as well as the Turin Blue Five.

20150524

Retrospective edition of Jazz Club featuring a six-piece band led by cornetist Andy Shumm, as they recreate the music of Bix Beiderbecke.

20150531

Featuring two contrasting performers, Claudia Morris, who has recently completed a major tour based on the songs of Doris Day, and pianist, singer and songwriter Anthony Strong.

20150607

Celebrating the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. Featuring the voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Diana Reeves.

20150614

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

20150621

This edition of Jazz Club celebrates the year 1935, considered by many to be a vintage year for jazz. Featuring tracks by Tommy Dorsey, Bob Crosby, Fats Waller and many more.

20150628
20150705

Dave Bennett, an expert in remastering old recordings, talks about his use of phase compensated stereo on new releases by the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the Count Basie Band.

20150712
20150719
20150726
20150802

Walter conducts an in-depth interview with Simon Spillett, author of 'Tubby Hayes - The Long Shadow of the Little Giant'.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

20150809

Walter chats to jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer Roan Kearsey-Lawson about his career in jazz and the release of his debut album, Presence in Mind.

20150816

This edition of Jazz Club explores the career of recordings of Stan Getz, recognised as one of the all-time greats of the tenor saxophone.

20150823

This edition of Jazz Club features a selection of new releases by artists such as Juliet Kelly, Maria Wells, Robert Wells, Alan Barnes and Ken Peplowski.

20150830
20150906

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers. Featuring new releases from Spats Langham and Jeff Barnhart, Liane Carroll and Makoto Ozone.

20150913

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers. This programme features songs of Fats Waller as performed by musicians such as Vic Dickenson and Ralph Sutton.

20150920

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers. Featured in this programme is a look at the work of music specialist Artis Wodehouse.

20150927

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on great performers.

20151004

One of the leading jazz trumpeters in Britain in the post war years was Freddy Randall. His career falls into two periods because he was forced to retire for some years due to lung problems. Jazz Club features a new CD which demonstrates his importance before and after the break.

Derek Nash, a qualified sound engineer and record producer is also a phenomenal saxophonist on all the instruments in this musical family. He demonstrates this on his new album with his acoustic quartet which is also featured in the programme.

20151011

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on great performers. This edition includes tracks from British jazz instrumentalists such as George Chisholm and Alan Barnes.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on great performers.

20151018

Jazz Club honours the memory of two late stalwarts of the Chris Barber Jazz Band who each left behind a musical legacy both in and out of the band.

20151025

A selection of tracks by the Peterson Trio from a new eight-CD box set, recorded in the intimate setting of Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer's jazz parties.

20151101

Featuring British singer and bassist Hilary James, jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby, Hammond organ specialist Shirley Scott and singer Cecile McLorin Savant.

20151108
20151115

Walter plays tracks from the likes of Sid Philips, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Fats Waller. Plus he talks to guitarist, singer and songwriter Alan Patterson.

20151122

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on Paris, Walter Love celebrates the contributions made by generations of French jazz musicians to the cultural life of the city.

20151129

This edition of Jazz Club includes interviews with Irish drummer Kevin Lawlor and English trumpeter Steve Fishwick. Plus, the new single from singer Pepi Lemer.

20151206
20151213
20151220

This edition of the Jazz Club features new releases including Karrin Allyson's new arrangement of songs from the shows of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

20151227

A look back at the best moments from Jazz Club in 2015, including a visit to Louis Armstrong's New York house and John Leighton's Jazz Hub at the Derry Festival.

20160103

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers. This edition of Jazz Club features veteran cartoonist and jazz figure, Wally Fawkes.

20160110

Following last week's conversation with Wally Fawkes, Walter Love plays some of the recordings Wally picked as his favourites.

20160117

Jazz Club visits Jazz School UK, which was set up in a former shoe factory in Northamptonshire by Coleraine-born singer Andra Sparks and her partner Nick Weldon.

20160124

Walter plays a selection of new releases from the likes of Austrian singer Isabel Santol, American nightclub singer Frances Faye, pianist Russ Freeman and tenor Teddy Edwards.

20160131

This edition of Jazz Club explores the art of the jazz pianist and includes tracks from artists such as Earl Hines, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Brian Lemon and Pete Letanka.

20160207

Walter talks to clarinettist Brian Carrick about his career in jazz, and T J Johnson discusses the CD release celebrating his 30 years in the business.

20160214

Walter plays a selection of love-themed jazz to celebrate Valentine's Day.

20160221

Walter celebrates the trumpet with a selection of tracks by artists such as Louis Armstrong, Doc Cheatham, Bunny Berigan and Harry James.

An exploration of the trumpet in jazz with recordings by Louis Armstrong, Doc Cheatham, Bunny Berigan and Digby Fairweather among many others.

20160228

Walter presents a selection of new releases featuring singers Claudia Morris and Cyrille Aimee. Plus previously unreleased historic recordings by Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto in Los Angeles in 1976. And some big band swing from Alan Barnes and Dave O'Higgins and their Sax Section.

20160306

This edition takes a look at the career of one of the great virtuosos of the tenor saxophone - Bud Freeman. Examples of his work include some of his earliest recordings, plus some mid-career sessions and his contribution to The World's Greatest Jazz Band.

20160313

Some new jazz releases including the re-creations by Andy Schumm and Enrico Tomasso of the jam sessions in which Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke participated in the late 20s. Plus some notes from New York by pianist Bill Charlap, and recordings of the electrifying nights in the Village Vanguard when the Thad Jones and Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra made jazz history.

20160320
20160327

Walter marks the third anniversary of the death of local jazz authority Solly Lipsitz, playing many of the LPs which Solly himself would have played and enjoyed in his lifetime.

20160403

A look ahead to the 15th City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival at the end of the month, including interviews with Gay McIntyre, Jack Molloy, leader of the Derry Jazz Quartet, and singer Victoria Geelan.

The programme also includes recordings from the concert given by the Chris Barber band with Ottilie Patterson in 1960 in Berlin and now released on CD.

20160410

A selection of recordings made by New Orleans veteran Sidney Bechet in the 1950s when he lived in Paris; and of often-overlooked jazz pianist Dorothy Donegan, who once mesmerised audiences with her flamboyant styles of jazz.

20160417

Recordings made by guitarist Tiny Grimes are the main focus of this week's Jazz Club. Plus a preview of this year's City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival with recordings by Gay McIntyre, Liane Carroll and Jason Rebello.

20160424

Steve Lane, one of the great characters of British Jazz, died in August 2015 at the age of 93. He played cornet and led a highly successful band, his Southern Stompers, for many successful years. Remembering his contribution to jazz, some of his recordings with the band are featured in this edition of Jazz Club. Plus some rare recordings of Sarah Vaughan in live performance in New Orleans.

20160501

Live from the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival, The Janet Seidel Trio with Gay McIntyre, introduced from the Bishop's Gate Hotel by Walter Love.

20160508
20160515

One of the most influential modern jazz pianists, Bill Evans, made a unique recording in Germany in 1968 which has now come to light and is available on a double CD with accompanying essays and photographs. Jazz Club this week features some of those recordings, alongside another pianist who, like Evans, preferred to work in trio format - Gerald Wiggins.

20160522

Special guest in Jazz Club this week is Derek Nash, multi award-winning tenor saxophonist, whose career covers a wide rand of interests as performer, leader, writer, producer and sound engineer.

20160529

This week's theme is the work of two real jazz swingers, tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld, and leader of the celebrated Band of Renown - Les Brown.

20160605
20160612

Walter presents a profile of the genial, swinging, blues-loving Texan known as the father of jazz trombone - Jack Teagarden.

20160619

An in-depth look at the work of leading bass player Oscar Pettiford, illustrated with many recording dates made with groups under his own leadership.

20160626
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20160710
20160717

This edition of Jazz Club features a comparison between two performers who operate at the bottom end of the jazz scale musically speaking - Oscar Pettiford and Ray Brown.

20160724

Walter is joined by tenor saxophonist and composer Tommy Smith.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra are in the Jazz Club along with tenor saxophonist and composer Tommy Smith. Tommy discusses his new major work Modern Jacobite.

20160731

This week's Jazz Club features recordings from some of the important British bands active in the prewar years of the late 1930s through to 1963.

Featuring recordings from some of the important prewar British bands.

20160807

Walter talks to Tubby Hayes' biographer Simon Spillett.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

20160814

The first of a two-part conversation in which Walter talks to guitarist Jim Douglas. This week he talks about about his time with the Alex Welsh Band.

20160821

The second of a two-part conversation in which Walter talks to guitarist Jim Douglas. This week he talks about about the bands he played with after leaving the Alex Welsh Band.

20160828

Walter goes back to the late 1950s and early 60s for a look at the music of alto saxophonist Earl Bostic, Hammond organ pioneer Jackie Davis and innovative pianist Herbie Nichols.

20160911
20160918

In the first of a two-part series, jazz writer and historian Mike Pointon joins Walter Love to recall the life and times of veteran British jazzman and writer John Chilton.

20161002

Walter is joined by bassist Dave Fleming, who has been a significant contributor to Irish jazz for many decades.

20161009

Walter presents a programme of contrasting elements of swing from both small jazz combos and larger jazz ensembles, including pianist Gene Harris and his links with Count Basie, and clarinettist Dave Shepherd and his attachment to the music of Benny Goodman.

20161016

This edition of Jazz Club features music from The Sauter-Finegan Band, as well as from some of the bossa nova pioneers from the Brazilian jazz scene of the late 1950s.

20161023

In this edition of Jazz Club Walter talks to The Hot Club of Dublin about the continued popularity of gypsy jazz, a style inspired by guitarist by Django Reinhardt.

20161030

This edition of Jazz Club features the album 'Friends Across the Pond', a tribute to the George Shearing Quintet. Plus tracks from alto player Herb Geller.

20161106

Walter Love talks to Ronnie Greer about his life in blues and jazz as he launches his latest album. The programme also includes an example of his time with The Jim Daly Blues Band.

20161113

With Italian family connections in Ireland, Julian Colarossi came here and has now established himself on the Irish jazz scene. Julian has made two albums to date which are featured in the programme. He also performed at this year's Derry Jazz and Big Band festival where he was accompanied by the Ulster Orchestra.

20161120

Not only was Shirley Horn a highly talented pianist, she possessed one of the mosy distinctive voices in jazz. She was at her best in club settings and shown on this recently discovered set. Joey Alexander, on the other hand, is just approaching his teens. Born in Bvali in Indonesia, he was discovered by Herbie Hancock, and in an incredibly short time has taken New York by storm. This is his second album, and one which shows his remarkable maturity.

2016121120161218 (RU)

Veteran jazzman Wally Fawkes introduced the year's programmes with his memories of the renaissance of British jazz in the 1940s; Nick Welson and Andra Sparks talk about the way they turned a shoe factory into a jazz school; and Dave Fleming has interesting perspectives on the changing jazz scene in Dublin.

20170611

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

20170618
20170625
20170702
20170709
20170716

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

Antonio Carlos Jobim and Frank Sinatra recorded together 50 years ago,and now John Pizzarelli and Daniel Jobim relive this session on their new album. Australian multi-instrumentalist James Morrison explores the Great American Songbook with orchestral backing. And from the archives, Humphrey Lyttelton introduces a concert given in 1971 by Neil Ardley and the then New Jazz Orchestra.

20170723
20170820
20170827
20170903

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

A newly discovered performance by the Bill Evans Trio in Holland; John Beasley adding new colour to music of Thelonius Monk; some shades of Oscar Peterson; and remembering Australian singer and pianist Janet Seidel whose death has just been announced, with a performance she gave at the Derry Jazz Festival last year with her invited guest Gay McIntyre.

20171022
20171126
20171231
20180812

The trombone in jazz from some of the experts.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

20181007

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

20181014
20181014

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

20181021
20181021

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

20181028

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

20181028

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

20181104

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

20181111

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

100 Years Of Jazz20170205

Tracing jazz from the early days with The Original Dixieland Jazz Band to contemporary times and including one or two big jazz highlights.

A French Connection20180916

Ken Jordan and the Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Ken Jordan, musical director of the Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra, discusses the progress they have made in their first 25 years. They were in France again this year at a festival in Redon. Also there was a contemporary Dutch group who have adapted music by Chopin into a jazz context. Co-leader Jonas Linnemann explains.

A Selection Of New Releases20180520

Chet Baker, Richie Beirach and Hailey Tuck.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

In the mid-1950s Chet Baker recorded the album Chet Sings. This opened up a new chapter in his career, and is included in a recent release on Avid Jazz. New York pianist Richie Beirach features the Brecker brothers in his newly released album, recorded in 1989; and Hailey Tuck, jazz singer, release her debut album which reveals an inspiring new voice with elements of past greats.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

A Trio Of Trios20180318

Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker and Jonathan Besser in top form.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

In 1998 pianist Keith Jarrett returned to live performance after a period when he was unable to do so. Chet Baker in the 50s and 60s provides some rich trumpet solos recorded in America and Italy. And New Jersey born composer and pianist Jonathan Besser has live and worked in New Zealand for some time. He returned home to form his Besser 3 with brothers Daniel and Drew Christopher - an inter-generational enterprise.

Albert Nicholas And Sue Holliday20180923

Veteran clarinettist in Europe, and British singer back in business.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Albert Nicholas, veteran New Orleans clarinettist, lived for many years in Europe. MIke Pointon knew him well and discusses some of the recordings he made over here. Sue Holliday, British jazz singer took a lengthy break in her career. Now she has a new jazz album, and she talks about her return to the business.

Alex Welsh Remembered20170514

Recordings from the 2016 Edinburgh Jazz Festival.

Bill Russell And The News Orleans Revival20180701

Co-authors Ray Smith and Mike Pointon discuss the life of Bill Russell

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Celebrating Marian Mcpartland20180429

Victoria Wilson with her tribute to Marian McPartland.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

In a programme of new releases, Victoria Wilson, a young English pianist, explains why she has created a tribute album to the work of Marian McPartland. Plus new releases from Jacques Gauthe; Louis Armstrong in Vancouver, the Jive Aces and Van Morrison; and a look ahead to the Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

Classic British Bands20171105

Freddy Randall, Steve Lane and Mike Daniels.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

Diz Disley Sings George Formby20180325

The lighter side of Diz Disley, and Garth Cartwright's history of record shops.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Mike Pointon discusses Diz Disley's fascination with the saucy songs of George Formby as a new CD brings them into the light. And award-winning author Garth Cartwright traces the history of the record shops of Britain in his book 'Going for a Song' with particular reference to the part played by the shops of Belfast.

Drummin' Man20180527

John Petters' life in jazz.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

John Petters started young - as a two year old he first became aware of music through the gramophone. Since those early days he has become a major force in jazz as organiser of stage shows, festivals, clubs, and as drummer and band leader. This edition of Jazz Club includes a discussion on his career illustrated by many of his recordings, including sessions with Yank Lawson, Wild Bill Davison, Art Hodes and Kenny Davern.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

Echoes Of Swing And Jazz From Scarborough20180128

Jazz from two locations - Germany and Scarborough.

Erroll Garner In Concert20180902

A historic concert by Erroll Garner in 1964.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Expansive Jazz20180422

Linley Hamilton, James Morrison and Patti Austin with new recordings.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Linley Hamilton discusses his new album, Making Other Arrangements, a very personal event with an augmented studio group. Plus a major concert in Australia with James Morridon and Patti Austin paying tribute to the music of Ella and Louis with the considerable backing of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

Frog Records20180513

An interview with Paul Swinton, the man behind Frog Records.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

Good Vibes20171203

Roan Kearsey-Lawson and Johnny Lytle.

Great Guitars And Saxes20180204

Wes Montgomery in Paris; and Vasilis Xenopoulos with Nigel Price remembering past duos.

When guitarist Wes Montgomery gave a concert in Paris, with guest Johnny Griffin, it was considered to be his best ever performance. Resonance Records have now issued the definitive recording remastered from the original ORTF tapes. And, in a matching sequence, the Nigel Price Quartet join with Vasilis Xenopoulos to recreate some celebrated saxophone-guitar performances of the past.

In A Mellow Tone20180805

A focus on the mellow side of jazz.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Jazz At A Tangent And Sensational Americans In Manchester20161127

Jazz at a Tangent is a series by Lake Records featuring the best of British traditional jazz. Volume 8 focuses on the New Orleans-style bands, among them Phil Dyer's New Orleans Band and Keith Smith's Climax Band. In 1957 Jack Teagarden and Earl Hines co-led an all-star band along with Max Kaminsky, Peanuts Hucko, Jack Lesburg and Cozy Cole. They raised the roof of the Manchester Free Trade Hall and Upbeat have now released this historic concert on CD.

Jazz Club With Walter Love20180701

Co-authors Ray Smith and Mike Pointon discuss the life of Bill Russell

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Episode Title
Bill Russell and the News Orleans Revival

Short Description
Co-authors Ray Smith and Mike Pointon discuss the life of Bill Russell

Medium Description
A discussion on a significant figure in the archives of New Orleans, Bill Russell, by the co-authors of a new book

Long Description
Ray Smith and Mike Pointon are the co-authors of a new book on New Orleans archivist and historian Bill Russell. They discuss his life and significance, illustrated with related recorded material.

Jazz Club's Christmas Party20161225

An invitation, after all the excesses of the day, to relax with a colourful selection of Christmas themes in a jazz context. Mainly cheery and bright, there might be the odd blue note thrown in.

Jazz For A Summer Evening20180729

A selection of jazz suitable for a summer evening.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Jazz From Four Countries2016092520180603 (RU)

Bassist Ron Carter celebrates 80. Bob Wilber, somewhat younger and influencing others.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Jazz writer and historian Mike Pointon joins Walter Love to recall the life and times of John Griffith, who was responsible for the re-issue of many important jazz recordings.

Jazz From Four Countries20180603

Bassist Ron Carter celebrates 80. Bob Wilber, somewhat younger and influencing others.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

Jazz From The Archives20180610

Andy Simons discovers jazz from Britain's past.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Jazz History20180107

1899-1959.

The Properbox four CD box set of historic recordings from 1899 to 1959 includes many significant names - Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Noone, Charlie Parker and Dave Brubeck. Recordings from the compilation are included in this edition, plus a remembrance of significant jazz producer and talent spotter George Avakian who died in November with part of a conversation recorded in New York in 2014.

Jazz In Berlin20170129

Count Basie disbanded his big band in the 1940s at a time when large ensembles became uneconomic, but later he was to reform and with many of the players who had been with him in the 1930s, and in 1963 toured Europe. In Berlin the concert was recorded by Radio WDR and have now been released on CD. In 1969 Sarah Vaughan was also in Berlin at a time when she had been absent from the recording studio for a time, and her concert was also recorded for radio. This too is now on release.

Jazz Miscellany20170806

Bass players, singers, tenor saxophonists and pianists provide a jazz miscellany.

Jazz With A French Accent20180715

New Releases by the French Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band, and singer Cyrille Aimee.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Jazz With Horace Silver20170212

Horace Silver was a prolific composer whose writing inspired generations of later musicians and was one of the mainstays of the Blue Note label.

John And Renee Long And The Music Of Ken Colyer20180408

The lifelong dedication of John and Renee Long to the music of Ken Colyer.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Ken Colyer And Ian Wheeler20161204

Recordings by the late Ken Colyer are still surfacing. This week, Colyer's Pleasure from the early 60s, and the All Stars from 1986, which have recently been discovered. And Ken Colyer links to Ian Wheeler with a selection from Lake's Remembering series.

Ken Colyer And Roger Marks20171112

Ken Colyer in Wimbledon, and 30 years of band leading by Roger Marks.

Lester Young In The 1950s20180722

Lester Young died in 1959, but was still making significant recordings in the mid 50s.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Tenor saxophonist Lester Young had an influence in jazz which continues to this day almost 60 years after his death. His lifestyle brought his life to a tragically early end, and in the last year or two his performances were badly affected. And yet just a few years earlier he was still playing with great sensitivity. This edition includes many such recordings from the mid 50s.

Looking Back - Looking Forward20170101

Guests Paul Adams from Lake Records, Mike Pointon from Upbeat Records, and festival and events promoter John Petters discuss the rapidly changing recording scene, as listeners find new ways of accessing jazz recordings.

Marks And Sparks; And Rhythm And Reaction20180311

Roger Marks and his guests, and Andy Simons on Rhythm and Reaction.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

Mulligan And Garland20180218

From the 1950s - Gerry Mulligan and Red Garland.

New Albums From Scotland And Wales20170402

Interviews with Colin Steele and Dave Jones. For Colin it's a remarkable story of recovery from a time when he was physically unable to continue with his career as a jazz trumpeter; and for Dave the new album demonstrates a change of direction in his jazz career.

New From Jazz Crusade20171217

Two new releases from the Jazz Crusade series.

New releases from Big Bill Bissonette's Jazz Crusade series featuring jazz from both sides of the Atlantic - the Pat Hawes and Sarah Spencer Band live in the Bull's Head at Barnes in 1996, and Paul Barbarin, son of one of the founders of the original New Orleans Marching Band, with his recreated Onward Brass Band in the late 60s.

New Jazz Releases20180826

From New Orleans to New York, a selection of new jazz releases.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Captain John Handy, the liveliest alto player in town when he played New Orleans from the 1920s, in sessions recorded at three later dates. Plus Jack McDuff, Richard Holmes and Freddie Roach, jazz organists, as they sounded in the 1960s; and contemporary New York singer Allegra Levy with songs inspired by the moon.

New Released From Dublin And Memphis20171210

Julian Colarossi, and Robert and Maria Wells discuss their new releases.

New Releases2016092520180617 (RU)

from the mid 50s and 90s.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

New Releases2017101520181007 (RU)

Walter features the soundtrack from the 1947 film 'New Orleans'.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

The 1947 film 'New Orleans' was generally considered to have been a fiasco, but the sound track with performances by Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday is of considerable interest. Excerpts from a newly released CD make interesting listening. Plus, Johnny Parker and his British Jazz All Stars, recorded at the Bull in Barnes for an American label, show's him at the peak of his playing form.

New Releases2017101520181007 (RU)

Walter features the soundtrack from the 1947 film 'New Orleans'.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

New Releases20180415

Piano jazz and some outstanding guitar.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

New Releases20180617

from the mid 50s and 90s.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Nina Simone And Clarinet Summit20180114

Classic recordings of Nina Simone, and new sounds from Clarinet Summit.

Remembering Gerry Mulligan And Paul Desmond20170423

The effective combination of baritone and alto saxes from Chris Biscoe and Allison Neale recalls the work of Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond in the 1960s. Plus, more recordings from the historic all-star concert in Manchester in 1957 by the group led by Jack Teagarden and Earl Hines.

Remembering The Modern Jazz Quartet20171029

Nat Steele's portrait of The Modern Jazz Quartet.

A Portrait of the Modern Jazz Quartet is the title of the new album from Nat Steele's own quartet, illustrating the influence of the trailblazing unit which opened up new directions in jazz for over 40 years. Nat discusses how influential they were for him personally. Plus two visits to famous New York jazz club The Village Vanguard.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

Remembering Two British Stars20180304

The Definitive Humphrey Lyttelton, and Chris Blount remembered.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Retrospective Jazz Sessions20181021

Geoff Cole on Fats Waller, The de Paris brothers wow New York, and Humph makes history.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Roy Irvine's Personal Jazz Choice20170108

Roy Irvine came into broadcasting as a record collector at the invitation of Gloria Hunniford on 'A Taste of Hunni.' When Walter Love took over the morning slot with 'Day by Day' Roy was a regular contributor. Later he appeared regularly on 'Love Forty.' Now in his 90s, Roy joins Walter in Jazz Club to present favourites from his jazz record collection.

Seasonal Greetings In Jazz20171224

Walter offers some seasonal jazz for the night before Christmas.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Sir Van Morrison In Conversation With Walter Love2017091720171226 (RU)

Walter Love talks to Sir Van Morrison about his career in music.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Sir Van Morrison In Conversation With Walter Love20171226
String Fever20170813

A selection of top jazz guitarists.

Swing's The Thing20180211

Alan Bell, Caroline Brown and Colin Dawson discuss jazz.

Alan Bell, one of the founder members of the Martello Jazz Band, discusses the band's new role running East Belfast Jazz Club; Caroline Brown reports on upcoming events featuring Belfast Jazz Orchestra; and Colin Dawson explains how an English trumpeter became part of international favourites, Echoes of Swing, based in Germany.

Tables Turned20180506

Sir Van Morrison with his guest Walter Love.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

The Art Of The Big Band20180708

Big bands from Paul Whiteman to Louie Bellson.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

The Best Of British20180909

A selection of talented British bands over the years.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

The Blues Of Ottilie Patterson20170409

From the mid 1950s and till the early 1960s, Ottilie Patterson commanded huge respect in her singing

the blues with the Chris Barber Band. The programme draws on the many recordings from that golden period.

The Career Of Ella Fitzgerald20171119

Ella Fitzgerald - first lady of American jazz.

From her first professional performances with the Chick Webb orchestra, through her association with all the top jazz musicians of her time, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, and many more, Ella Fitzgerald has left a valuable legacy of recordings. This edition focuses on these.

The Clarinet In Jazz20170122

Beginning in America the programme explores the role of the clarinet in jazz as performed by George Lewis, Evan Christopher, Kenny Davern, Bob Wilber,and Irving Fazola, and of the spread across the world through the work of players like Wally Fawkes, Alan Barnes, Antti Sarpila, Claude Lute, and many others including the venerable Sidney Bechet.

The Great Colin Bowden2016092520180624 (RU)

Britain's top New Orleans jazz drummer in conversation.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

The Great Colin Bowden20180624

Britain's top New Orleans jazz drummer in conversation.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

The Jazz And Blues Of Sir Van Morrison2017091020171225 (RU)

Sir Van Morrison explores the musicians who influenced him in his career.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

In this Jazz Club special, Sir Van Morrison discusses the early influences in his career, illustrated by recordings from bluesmen Sonny Terry, Leadbelly, Howlin' Wolf, and jazz artists Woody Herman, Louis Armstrong, Lonnie Johnson, and Miles Davis. The programme also includes a family touch - a recording by Van's mother singing Basin Street Blues.

The Jazz And Blues Of Sir Van Morrison20171225
The Lowest Common Denominator In Jazz20170319

Alan Barnes explains the name 'Lowest Common Denominator', which perhaps demonstrates the quirky humour of Gilad Atzmon, a sense of humour which he shares. Plus, 1950s recordings of John Coltrane in a blues setting.

The Music Of Harry South20171001

Recordings from a major British jazz figure in the 50s and 60s are featured this week.

The Piano In Jazz20180401

It started in the ragtime era leading to the jazz age.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Walter plays classic jazz tracks and presents features on performers.

The Role Of Trombonist Vic Dickenson20170305

Vic Dickenson made two albums in the 1950s which are often described as 'the best mainstream albums ever recorded'. His contribution to jazz reflects a genial personality, usually in the company of top musicians, reflecting on his easy going, relaxed and highly attractive style. This edition includes some fine examples of his playing.

The Spirit Of Stephane20170312

In this edition, Christopher Garrick talks to Walter Love about his new album, 'Spirit of Stephane', and of the place of the violin in jazz expression. He also tells of how as a teacher he is inspired when young people take up the violin.

The Work Of American Jazz Saxophonist Stan Getz Better Known As "the Sound".20170416

This week Walter Love looks back at the work of American Jazz saxophonist Stan Getz better known as "The Sound", with a focus on his recordings from the 1950s.

The World Of Benny Goodman20170226

The music Benny Goodman provided opened up new channels through coast-to-coast radio, but it was when the band on a less than successful tour hit California that its full potential was realised.

Tony Martin - Jazz Drummer20170219

Given a toy drum kit as a youngster, was the first step on a jazz career which led Tony Martin to a remarkable journey as drummer and band leader. It also brought him into contact with other well-known drummers such as Buddy Rich and Sonny Payne.

Top-class Jazz20180819

Some outstanding jazz from performers at the top of their form.

Walter plays Classic jazz tracks and presents features on legendary performers.

Two Exciting New Bands20170115

Andrew Oliver from the Dime Notes and Giacomo Smith from Kansas Smitty's House Band discuss

the origins of these innovative London bands with Walter, and the wide appeal they are achieving.

Two Modern Drummers20180121

Classic recordings by Max Roach and Art Blakey.

Two New Realeases20170730

Liane Carroll and Swing Noir celebrate their new albums.

Versatile Sir Van20180225

Van Morrison discusses his latest album, 'Versatile'.

Vocal Jazz20170924

The art of the singer in jazz.