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The revivalist movement during the late 1940s and '50s was a great flowering of British jazz talent worthy of celebration despite the fact that it is rather unfashionable today.

To many musicians Sandy Brown was Britain's most original jazz voice. He died in 1975 at the age of 46, and was named as the finest living clarinet player by several of the American musicians he encountered.

Alyn Shipton illuminates the life of this most individual musician with readings from Brown's collected writings The Mcjazz Manuscripts.

Another chance to hear Julian Joseph in conversation with American saxophonist Branford Marsalis.

1/2. Julian Joseph talks to a legend who has become the undisputed doyen of British Jazz, Humphrey Lyttelton. He discusses the many combinations that Humphrey has formed over the years, plus the regular appearances as a BBC radio presenter.

Miles Davis: Julian Joseph examines the recently released CD box set of the complete Miles Davis Seven Steps Sessions 1963-1964.

A celebration of the work of guitarist Derek Bailey, with composer and Bailey collaborator Gavin Bryars joining presenter Julian Joseph to guide us through Bailey's work.

To close the year, Julian Joseph salutes one of the all time great masters of the jazz piano, Oscar Peterson, who visited the UK this summer to celebrate his 80th Birthday.

Pianist and author Brian Priestly talks to Julian Joseph about the great tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

Julian Joseph explores the life and music of Brazilian guitarist and composer Egberto Gismonti, whose work is a fusion of different influences - including classical, folk, jazz, blues and Brazilian.

As pianist Mulgew Muller celebrates his 50th birthday, Julian Joseph chats to him about his music associations with Betty Cater, the Mercer Ellington Big Band and his time working with Art Blakey.

Illinois Jacquet

Illinois Jacquet became a big star in the forties following his solo on Flying Home, and his success as an exciting high note expert in Jazz at the Philharmonic led some to dismiss the tasteful, talented tenor saxophonist. Alyn Shipton talks to Illinois and plays recordings from a great jazz life.

Julian Joseph presents a special tribute to master trumpeter and arranger Maynard Ferguson who died recently. Maynard came to prominence playing in Stan Kenton's Orchestra.

Julian Joseph continues to look at the life and work of pianist Mulgew Muller, who celebrates his 50th birthday this year, and talks to him about his important music associations and influences.

Pepper Adams

Julian Joseph looks at the life and work of American baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams.

Julian Joseph charts the music of innovative trumpeter Don Cherry, and plays tracks from his most successful albums, including Complete Communion and Art Deco.

Stacey Kent appreciates the tragically short life of singer Irene Kral, from her vocal development in the 40s to her Carnegie Hall debut in the 70s.

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JAZZ LEGENDS

STAN TRACY

A radio programme

BBC Programme Number: 00BF1187

First broadcast on 2000-05-26

Recorded on 2000-04-07

Producer: F. CAREY

Next in series: BENNY GOODMAN

Previous in series: SONNY ROLLINS

See more JAZZ LEGENDS programmes (266)

Broadcast history

26 May 2000 16:00-17:00 (RADIO 3)

20040213

This week's subject is the unique jazz balladeer Jimmy Scott who's still performing at the age of 78 in spite of the medical condition which prevented his passage through puberty and a career of struggle against record company repression.

20040423

Teddy Edwards

Julian Joseph examines the career of Teddy Edwards, the tenor saxophonist whose career began brightly in the 1940s but whose subsequent work, based in Los Angeles, is undervalued. Born in April 1924, he died in April 2003.

20040507

Latin Allstars

Julian Joseph is joined by the British pianist and band leader Alex Wilson who shares his passion for some of the greats of Latin Jazz, namely Pedro 'Peruchín' Justiz, Mario Bauzá and Tony Martinez

20040514

Joe Zawinul: Julian Joseph catches up with Joe Zawinul, the trail-blazing keyboardist who has led jazz in new directions: into electronic, rock and world music.

20040604

Tadd Dameron: Julian Joseph is joined by Brian Priestley to look at the work of the composer, arranger and pianist Tadd Dameron whose career ran from the end of the 1930s to the beginning of the '60s.

20040611

Phil Woods: Julian Joseph in conversation with the alto saxophonist Phil Woods, one of the most recorded living jazz musicians.

20040625

Julian Joseph and Geoffrey Smith focus on drummer Roy Haynes, whose career stretches back over half a century and includes stints with Charlie Parker and John Coltrane.

20040702

Charles Lloyd: Julian Joseph presents an interview with Charles Lloyd, the tenor saxophonist whose work was embraced by the counterculture in the late '60s, and who continues to produce vital work.

20040730

Benny Goodman Small Bands

Julian Joseph is joined by Geoffrey Smith to look at the small band recordings of the legendary clarinettist Benny Goodman.

20040806

Danny Barker - Guitarist to a Generation of Bands

Danny Barker provided swinging and consistent rhythm guitar for some of the finest bands in jazz and probably did more than any other musician to ensure that the history of early jazz was preserved for posterity. Alyn Shipton guides us through a remarkable career.

20040813

Doc Cheatham - The Complete Jazz Drummer

Doc Cheatham is a true jazz legend - a man who formed his style in the jousting atmosphere of 1920s Chicago alongside King Oliver and Louis Armstrong, who went on to play in the big bands of Cab Calloway and Teddy Wilson, and who then became one of the most sought after mainstream trumpet soloist of his time.

20040820

Sammy Price - Blues, Boogie and Jazz Pianist

Texas-born pianist Sammy Price was a blues, boogie and jazz piano player, but he was also an undertaker, meat-importer, nightclub bouncer, record producer, Harlem politician and part-time policeman. He was the Harlem pianist when Harlem was the jazz place.

20040903

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Kenny Kirkland

Julian Jospeh paints a musical profile of pianist and keyboards star Kenny Kirkland, who was not only closely associated with the Marsalis Brothers but also played with drummer Elvin Jones and Michael Urbaniak."

20040910

Pepper Adams

Julian Joseph looks at the life and work of American baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams.

20040917

Mulgrew Miller

Julian Joseph looks at the life and work of the American pianist and former Jazz Messenger.

20041001

Illinois Jacquet

Illinois Jacquet became a big star in the forties following his solo on Flying Home, and his success as an exciting high note expert in Jazz at the Philharmonic led some to dismiss the tasteful, talented tenor saxophonist. Alyn Shipton talks to Illinois and plays recordings from a great jazz life.

20041008

Tommy Flannagan

If he is best known as Ella Fitzgerald's most distinguished accompanist he nevertheless had the gift of being in the right place at the right time. He is the pianist on two of the most important albums in jazz - Giant Steps and Saxophone Colossus. Alyn Shipton talks to the pianist who has played with everyone in the last 50 years.

20041015

McCoy Tyner

Julian Joseph talks to the great American pianist and composer McCoy Tyner about his life and work.

20041022

Julian Joseph presents a third programme on the keyboard virtuoso and composer Chick Corea, profiling the later part of his career.

20041029

Sir Charles Thompson

Lester Young said that if Basie were to be Count and Ellington Duke, then he rated Thompson at least a 'Sir'. Alyn Shipton traces a 70-year career of great piano playing and being in the right bands at the right time - including some of Charlie Parker's earliest recordings.

20041105

Dave Brubeck

Julian Joseph talks to American pianist and composer Dave Brubeck about his recent release Private Brubeck Remembers, an autobiography of his experiences during the Second World War.

20041112

Dave Brubeck

Julian Joseph talks to American pianist and composer Dave Brubeck about his recent release Private Brubeck Remembers, an autobiography of his experiences during the Second World War.

20041119

Sam Rivers

Julian Joseph in conversation with the multi instrumentalist Sam Rivers who is currently on tour and included in this year's London Jazz Festival. Sam featured his newest recording, Contours, on which he collaborated with bassist Ron Carter and Herbie Hancock on piano.

20041126

Stacey Kent looks at the life and career of pianist and singer Shirley Horn.

20041203

Johnny Mandel

Stacey Kent traces the musical live of jazz arranger, composer and trombonist Johnny Mandel.

20041231

Blossom Dearie

Julian Joseph is in conversation with Icelandic singer songwriter Emiliana Torrini to celebrate the work of vocal jazz legend Blossom Dearie.

20050107

Bill Frisell

Another chance to hear Julian Joseph in conversation with Bill Frisell, a guitarist with a unique voice and the most eclectic range.

20050114

Phil Woods

Another chance to hear Julian Joseph in conversation with the alto saxophonist Phil Woods, one of the most recorded living jazz musicians.

20050121

Joe Zawinul

Another chance to hear Julian Joseph in conversation with Joe Zawinul, the trail-blazing keyboardist who has led jazz in new directions, toward electronic, rock and world music.

20050128

Roy Haynes

Another chance to hear Julian Joseph in conversation with Geoffrey Smith to look at the drummer Roy Haynes, whose career stretches back over half a century and includes stints with Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and almost everyone else.

20050204

Artie Shaw

After the recent death of Artie Shaw, another chance to hear Julian Joseph and Geoffrey Smith explore the recorded legacy of this American clarinettist and composer who gave up playing in 1954 to become a full time writer.

20050218

Julian Joseph presents an interview with Charles Lloyd, the tenor saxophonist whose work was embraced by the counterculture in the late 60s and who continues to produce vital work.

20050225

Julian Joseph explores the life and work of singer and pianist Jimmy Rushing.

20050304

Branford Marsalis

Julian Joseph in conversation with American saxophonist Branford Marsalis.

20050311

Julian Joseph in conversation with Brian Priestley, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Charlie Parker's death, on 12th March 1955.

20050318

Julian Joseph in conversation with author James Wylie about one of the giants of free jazz, Albert Ayler.

Nicknamed Little Bird due to his early similar tone to Charlie Parker, Ayler started on the R&B circuit and later moved on to collaborate with multi instrumentalist Don Cherry. Ayler's compositions take in Irish Jigs and Marches, and Coltrane's music most definitely takes on Albert Ayler overtones.

20050325

Julian Joseph in conversation with two illustrious members of the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band, electric bassist John Lee and trombonist and arranger Slide Hampton.

20050401

Fifth Birthday Special

Over the last five years, Jazz Legends has profiled around 200 jazz musicians. Julian Joseph looks back at the archive and revisits programmes that include Tenor Saxophonist and brilliant composer Benny Golson, together with trumpeters Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard, saxophonist Branford Marsallis and keyboard wizard Herbie Hancock.

20050408

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As part of Jazz Legends' Fifth Birthday celebrations, Julian Joseph performs piano duets with John Serry, recorded before an invited audience at the Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden."

20050408

As part of Jazz Legends' Fifth Birthday celebrations, Julian Joseph performs piano duets with John Serry, recorded before an invited audience at the Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

20050415

Julian Joseph is in conversation with drummer Billy Cobham, who has collaborated with Miles Davis and Michael Brecker. Cobham's current album, Colours has quotes from his Jazz Fusion past, and has a Caribbean feel to it, but the different Cobham trademark textures are always present.

20050422

Jimmy Smith

The Jazz World lost the undisputed King of Hammond Organ, Jimmy Smith, a few weeks ago. Julian Joseph revisits a conversation he had with Jimmy Smith in December 2000.

Smith talks about being impressed with his hero Wild Bill Davis and mastering the art of playing the Bass pedals on the Hammond. This programme also features his last commercial recoding where he duets with Hammond companion Joey De Francesco.

20050429

Julian Joseph in conversation with French bass player Henri Texier.

20050506

Since his work in Play Bach Trio, pianist Jacques Lousier has carved a definite niche for his style of jazz. Julian Joseph talks to him about his improvisations that have moved into music by Ravel and Debussy.

20050513

Julian Joseph in conversation with the American jazz theorist, educator and musician, George Russell.

20050520

Julian Joseph continues his conversation with American saxophonist Branford Marsalis.

20050527

Julian Joseph talks to keyboard star Ramsey Lewis, who has achieved huge commercial success over the years with evergreens such as The In Crowd and Wade in the Water.

20050603

Lennie Niehaus

Alto saxophonist Lennie Niehaus both played and arranged for band Leader Stan Kenton. Recently, his writing skills have extended to the big screen, writing film scores for many of Clint Eastwood's movies. Lennie Niehaus is in conversation with Julian Joseph.

20050617

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Herbie Hancock

Keyboard legend Herbie Hancock has crossed over Be Bop, funk and elements of classical music. He is arguably most famous for his dance floor hit Watermelon Man and, at the other end of the spectrum, his tribute to Mile Davis. During his recent tour of the UK, Herbie Hancock chatted to Julian Joseph."

20050617

Herbie Hancock

Keyboard legend Herbie Hancock has crossed over Be Bop, funk and elements of classical music. He is arguably most famous for his dance floor hit Watermelon Man and, at the other end of the spectrum, his tribute to Mile Davis. During his recent tour of the UK, Herbie Hancock chatted to Julian Joseph.

20050624

Miles Davis: Julian Joseph examines the recently released CD box set of the complete Miles Davis Seven Steps Sessions 1963-1964.

20050701

Julian Joseph talks to British pianist, composer and educator Michael Garrick about his work from the 1970s to the present day.

20050708

Julian Joseph is joined by writer and broadcaster Bob Sinfield to chart the history of a 'British Treasure', Trombonist George Chisholm. Although not always fully recognised, Chisholm's career spanned from playing with Fats Waller and the Squadronairs, to the BBC Variety Orchestra.

20050715

A profile of an unsung hero of the Bebop revolution. Stan Levey was one of the very few white drummers involved in the formative years of bebop and accepted as one of bop's most important drummers. He played with almost everyone in the emerging Bop scene, and subsequently a long list of jazz luminaries of the 40s, 50s and 60s. Alyn Shipton's interview is a revealing look into the life of a great drummer who died in April this year.

20050722

Michel Petrucciani

In an interview recorded not long before Petrucciani's death in 1999, Alyn Shipton talks to the French pianist about his career and influences. The interview reflects on how Petrucciani's disability (Osteogenesis Imperfecta, more often known as glass bones disease) proved no impediment to a triumphant jazz career on both sides of the Atlantic.

20050729

Pianist and author Brian Priestly talks to Julian Joseph about tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

20050805

Randy Weston

Julian Joseph is joined by pianist and author Brian Priestly to discuss the career of pianist Randy Weston, whose piano work ranges across a profusion of styles from boogie-woogie to bop.

20050812

Julian Joseph is in conversation with writer James Wylie about the music of writer, poet, composer and pianist Gil Scott Heron. Heron's music takes us via Rap to undisputed R'n'B hits.

20050819

1/2. Julian Joseph paints a profile of Brazilian born singer and pianist Milton Nascimento, whose work spanned the 1960s through to the 1990s, including a milestone album with saxophonist Wayne Shorter.

20050826

Milton Nascimento

Julian Joseph continues to paint a profile of Brazilian born singer and pianist Milton Nascimento, whose work commanded the years from the 1960s to the 1990s, including a milestone album with saxophonist Wayne Shorter.

20050902

James Williams

Julian Joseph appraises the short life of pianist James Williams, who made his name initially with Art Blakely's Jazz Messengers, and later with saxophonist Sonny Stitt and Vibraphone legend Bobby Hutcherson.

20050909

Stacey Kent profiles pianist Lou Levy, whose stage credentials include The Woody Herman Band, Stan Getz and Peggy Lee.

20050916

Stacey Kent appreciates the tragically short life of singer Irene Kral, from her vocal development in the 40s to her Carnegie Hall debut in the 70s.

20050923

Julian Joseph profiles the flamboyant life and music of pianist, composer and arranger Sun Ra. Julian talks to Ra's long time collaborator and fellow musician, Marshal Allen.

20050930

As pianist Mulgew Muller celebrates his 50th birthday, Julian Joseph chats to him about his music associations with Betty Cater, the Mercer Ellington Big Band and his time working with Art Blakey.

20051007

Julian Joseph continues to look at the life and work of pianist Mulgew Muller, who celebrates his 50th birthday this year, and talks to him about his important music associations and influences.

20051014

Ken Colyer became a jazz legend, not just in Britain but all over the world, even in New Orleans. More than anyone else he was responsible for the espousal of the New Orleans style when many other forms were clamouring for attention. Alyn Shipton talks to friends and musical colleagues about the man known as 'The Guv'nor'.

20051021

The revivalist movement during the late 1940s and '50s was a great flowering of British jazz talent worthy of celebration despite the fact that it is rather unfashionable today.

To many musicians Sandy Brown was Britain's most original jazz voice. He died in 1975 at the age of 46, and was named as the finest living clarinet player by several of the American musicians he encountered.

Alyn Shipton illuminates the life of this most individual musician with readings from Brown's collected writings The Mcjazz Manuscripts.

20051028

Julian Joseph talks to the Welsh Jazz Society's Brian Hennessey about the life and work of legendary pianist Bill Evans. Evans' music spanned through the heady days of the Miles Davis Band, as well as his own pioneering trios.

20051104

Julian Joseph is in conversation with jazz writer and broadcaster James Wylie. They profile the varied career of British guitarist John McLaughlin.

20051111

1/2. Julian Joseph talks to a legend who has become the undisputed doyen of British Jazz, Humphrey Lyttelton. He discusses the many combinations that Humphrey has formed over the years, plus the regular appearances as a BBC radio presenter.

20051118

2/2. Julian Joseph talks to a legend who has become the undisputed doyen of British Jazz, Humphrey Lyttelton. He discusses the release of his own record label and his association with singers.

20051125

1/2. History of Fusion

British drummer Mark Mondesir and Julian Joseph explore where Jazz Fusion fits in with the giants of Miles and Coltrane. The programme takes us on the jazz road via Bill Bruford, Weather Report and George Duke, and looks at how fusion came about.

20051209

Julian Joseph in conversation with pianist Barry Harris, whose style has been compared to other great luminaries such as Bud Powell, and iconic pianist Thelonious Monk. Julian plots Harris' career with the help of his extensive record catalogue.

20051216

Julian Joseph is joined by musician and jazz club owner Steve Rubie, to talk about the career of Jamaican born jazz flautist Harold McNair.

McNair's credentials include recordings with 1970s artists Donovan and John Martyn. His music is much in demand now, mainly due to his inventive soloing on the albums Flute and Nut and the Fence, which are featured.

20051230

To close the year, Julian Joseph salutes one of the all time great masters of the jazz piano, Oscar Peterson, who visited the UK this summer to celebrate his 80th Birthday.

20060106

Another chance to hear Julian Joseph in conversation with American saxophonist Branford Marsalis.

20060113

Another chance to hear Julian Joseph in conversation with two illustrious members of the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band, electric bassist John Lee, and legendary trombonist, arranger and educator Slide Hampton.

20060120

Julian Joseph in conversation with the American jazz theorist, educator and musician George Russell.

20060127

Featuring Julian Joseph in conversation with French bass player Henri Texier.

20060203

Julian Joseph examines the recently released CD box set of the complete Miles Davis Seven Steps Sessions, 1963 to 1964.

20060210

Julian Joseph in conversation with British pianist, composer and educator Michael Garrick, about his work from the 1970s to the present day.

20060217

Another chance to hear Julian Joseph talking to writer and broadcaster Bob Sinfield about the history of trombonist George Chisholm. Although not always fully recognised, Chisholm's diverse career included playing with Fats Waller, and the Squadronairs, and working with the BBC Variety Orchestra.

20060224

Julian Joseph talk to pianist and author Brian Priestly about one of the true giants of jazz, tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

20060303

Julian Joseph in conversation with writer James Wylie about the music of writer, poet, composer and pianist Gil Scott Heron, whose music takes us via Rap to undisputed R'n'B hits.

20060310

Julian Joseph in conversation with Brian Priestley, commemorating the anniversary of Charlie Parker's death, on March 12, 1955.

20060317

1/2. Stacey Kent celebrates the work and artistry of American tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh, whose varied career includes collaborations with Hoagy Carmichael, Lee Konitz and Lenny Tristano.

20060324

2/2. Stacey Kent celebrates the work and artistry of American tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh, whose varied career includes collaborations with Hoagy Carmichael, Lee Konitz and Lenny Tristano.

20060331

Julian Joseph chats with trombonist and jazz innovator Roswell Rudd. They focus on Rudd's work with star Kora player Toumani Diabate, as well as collaborations with piano maestro Herbie Nichols.

20060407

Julian Joseph talks to bandleader and composer Gerald Wilson about his writing style and his current work, which involves teaching in American universities.

20060421

Julian Joseph spotlights guitarist Jim Hall, whose career took in sessions with among others, Ella Fitzgerald. Brian Priestley brings us examples of Hall's work alongside Bill Evans and Paul Desmond.

20060428

Larry Coryell

Julian Joseph presents an appreciation of the '60s jazz guitar great, Larry Coryell. Often described as a pioneer of jazz rock, Coryall is comfortable with layers of distortion yet can also produce gentle and lyrical lines.

20060505

Melody Maker's Poll Winners

This programme celebrates the phenomenon that was the Melody Maker Poll Winners competition. Julian Joseph is joined by writer and broadcaster Bob Sinfield, who navigates the listeners through a selection of tracks culled from the celebrated Melody Maker Poll Winners compilation albums, by artists such as Ronnie Scott, Don Rendell and Johnny Dankworth.

20060512

Julian Joseph is joined by writer James Wyllie to chart the career of one of the most respected elder statesmen in jazz, American saxophonist Archie Shepp.

20060519

Ronald Shannon Jackson

Julian Joseph is joined by author and broadcaster James Wyllie to celebrate one of the most inventive drummers of all time, Ronald Shannon Jackson. His individual drumming style has accompanied Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler and Charles Mingus.

20060526

As part of Radio 3's Miles Davis Weekend, Julian Joseph is at the piano to analyse and illustrate classic Miles Davis albums, including Filles de Killmanjaro, Miles Smiles and Sorcerer.

20060602

A celebration of the work of guitarist Derek Bailey, with composer and Bailey collaborator Gavin Bryars joining presenter Julian Joseph to guide us through Bailey's work.

20060609

Julian Joseph discusses the life and work of tenor saxophonist Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, with record producer and broadcaster Elliot Meadow.

20060616

Julian Joseph looks at the life and music of American saxophonist and composer Pharoah Sanders, whose collaborations included working with Sun Ra, Albert Ayler and John Coltrane.

20060707

Julian Joseph talks to journalist Jack Massarik about the British tenor saxophonist Tubby Hayes, whose career started at the tender age of 15. Hayes occasionally ventured on to the vibes and flute, and gave some memorable performances with Ronnie Scott and the Jazz Couriers.

20060714

Lennie Tristano

Julian Joseph examines the life and music of American pianist and composer Lennie Tristano. Julian is joined by one of Tristano's former pupils, British bass player Peter Ind, offering a selection of Tristano recordings, illustrated with personal insights and recollections.

20060728

Julian Joseph is joined by writer and broadcaster James Wylie to profile the prolific American pianist Cecil Taylor, who committed himself to music at the age of 6, and was heavily influenced by the jazz greats of Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Eckstein.

20060804

Julian Joseph is in conversation with trombonist and educator Scott Stroman on the musical life and career of arguably one of the greatest exponents of the trombone, Frank Rosolino.

20060811

Frank Rosolino: Julian Joseph is in conversation with trombonist and educator Scott Stroman on the musical life and career of arguably one of the greatest exponents of the trombone, Frank Rosolino.

20060818

Stan Getz

Stacey Kent examines the classic album Focus by American tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, and plays the entire suite which attracted five star reviews and was originally commission by Getz for composer and arranger Eddie Sauter. This is a rare chance to hear the work in its entirety.

20060825

Stacey Kent explores the music and arrangements of American saxophonist Oliver Nelson, who is still remembered for his work with Singer Nancy Wilson, among others.

20060901

Julian Joseph talks to Jamaican-born bassist Coleridge Goode about his life and music, and plays a diverse selection of related albums.

20060908

Julian Joseph examines the life and music of Brazilian vocalist Astrud Gilberto, whose international debut came in 1963, when she sang The Girl from Ipanema on Stan Getz's album.

20060915

Julian Joseph charts the music of innovative trumpeter Don Cherry, and plays tracks from his most successful albums, including Complete Communion and Art Deco.

20060922

Julian Joseph celebrates what would have been John Coltrane's 80th birthday with a selection of classic recordings; including an appreciation and comments from British saxophonist Steve Williamson.

20060929

Julian Joseph explores the life and music of Brazilian guitarist and composer Egberto Gismonti, whose work is a fusion of different influences - including classical, folk, jazz, blues and Brazilian.

20061006

Julian Joseph presents a special tribute to master trumpeter and arranger Maynard Ferguson who died recently. Maynard came to prominence playing in Stan Kenton's Orchestra.

20061013

Julian Joseph talks to Scottish jazz vocalist and national treasure Fionna Duncan, recorded in front of an audience at the Islay Jazz Festival. Her singing career has spanned over five decades since first appearing on the Glasgow scene in the late 1950s.

20061020

Julian Joseph is joined by saxophonist Tony Kofi to discuss the life and music of organist Larry Young, who took part in some of the earliest fusion experiments and featured on Miles Davis's Bitches Brew. Larry died from pneumonia at just 38 years of age.

20061027

Alyn Shipton talks to the very individual tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, whose career includes spells with Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra, Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett.

20061103

Julian Joseph is joined in the studio by musician and journalist Brian Priestly to discuss the career of saxophonist Don Rendell. While he was initially influenced by Lester Young and John Coltrane, Rendell quickly developed his own unique style.

20061110

Gil Evans

Julian Joseph is joined in the studio by musician and journalist Brian Priestly to discuss the career of Canadian-born pianist and composer Gil Evans, who first became interested in jazz after hearing some Louis Armstrong records at the age of 14 and taught himself composing and arranging.

20061117

Eddie Henderson

Julian Joseph is joined by trumpeter and composer Eddie Henderson, who was encouraged to take an interest in jazz by Miles Davis and went on to play with Herbie Hancock's sextet, Pharoah Sanders and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.

20061124

Johnny Griffin

Julian Joseph celebrates the life and music of Chicago-born tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, who began his musical career in his teens, touring with the Lionel Hampton Band, before going on to perform with legendary musicians such as Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey and Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis.

20061201

Julian Joseph celebrates the life and music of Detroit-born pianist and composer Alice Coltrane, wife of saxophone colossus John Coltrane.

20061208

Julian Joseph is joined by writer James Wyllie to explore the career of one of the most respected elder statesmen in jazz, American saxophonist Archie Shepp.

20061215

Julian Joseph talks to writer and broadcaster Bob Sinfield about the life and music of singer and comic variety artist Slim (Bulee) Gaillard.

20061222

Julian Joseph is joined by broadcaster Elliot Meadow to discuss the musical career of bassist Buster Williams, who gave an exclusive interview to the programme after a concert in Edinburgh. Williams has performed with many jazz greats, including Herbie Hancock, Betty Carter and Ron Carter.

20061229

Julian Joseph talks to the great pianist and composer Stan Tracey in the year of his 80th birthday. Stan's interest in music began in the 1930s with the accordion, but it was the recordings by artists such as Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk that inspired him to improvise and develop an interest in jazz.

20070105

Pianist and author Brian Priestly talks to Julian Joseph about the great tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

20070112

Julian Joseph talks to bandleader and composer Gerald Wilson, whose Latin-influenced scores are distinctive in their harmonic content.

20070126

Julian Joseph reflects on the career of electric bass player Jaco Pastorius. One of the brightest jazz stars of the 1970s and a member of the groundbreaking fusion band Weather Report, Pastorius fell victim to drugs and mental health problems in the 1980s and died at the age of 35 in 1987.

20070202

Julian Joseph talks to Bill Frisell, a guitarist with a unique voice and an extraordinarily eclectic range.

20070209

Julian Joseph celebrates what would have been John Coltrane's 80th birthday with a selection of the great saxophonist's recordings, along with appreciation and comments from British saxophonist Steve Williamson