Archives for March 2011

History of the Piano Pt 4 - Count Basie

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Paul McFadyen Paul McFadyen | 07:14 UK time, Thursday, 31 March 2011

Count Basie

American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer Count Basie is in the spotlight as we continue our journey through the history of jazz piano with Dr Richard Michael.


Don't forget you can still listen back to previous installments:

History of the Piano Pt 1 - Scott Joplin/Jelly Roll Morton
History of the Piano Pt 2 - Fats Waller
History of the Piano Pt 3 - Art Tatum

History of the Piano Pt 3 - Art Tatum

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Paul McFadyen Paul McFadyen | 07:10 UK time, Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Art Tatum

Day three of our journey through the history of jazz piano has arrived and today Art Tatum is our chosen subject. Over to Richard Michael...


Don't forget you can still listen back to previous installments:

History of the Piano Pt 1 - Scott Joplin/Jelly Roll Morton
History of the Piano Pt 2 - Fats Waller

History of the Piano Pt 2 - Fats Waller

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Paul McFadyen Paul McFadyen | 08:44 UK time, Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Fats Waller

We continue our history of the jazz piano with Dr Richard Michael. Following yesterday's insights into the playing style of Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton, the pianist in the spotlight today is Fats Waller.

History of the Piano Pt 1 - Scott Joplin/Jelly Roll Morton

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Paul McFadyen Paul McFadyen | 07:14 UK time, Monday, 28 March 2011

Scott Joplin/Jelly Roll Morton

The Jazz House on Radio Scotland recently took a look into the history of the piano in jazz. In the series, Dr Richard Michael takes a look at the influential ivory ticklers from over the years and examines their style and influence.

Each day, over the next week, we'll take you through the history of jazz piano. Part one sees us dive into the worlds of Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton.

Friday Find: King Creosote

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Paul McFadyen Paul McFadyen | 14:10 UK time, Friday, 25 March 2011

King Creosote

Monday 28th March sees the release of Diamond Mine, a collaboration between King Creosote and electronic musician Jon Hopkins. Recorded over the course of a couple of years, the album sees KC's fragile vocal sprinkled throughout Hopkins' sea of electronics.

Domino have kindly offered up this free download of Bubble from the album.

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Bubble (Diamond Mine Teaser) by DominoRecordCo

As we're in King Creosote mode we thought it'd be nice to dig out this great cover of Tears for Fears' Pale Shelter, filmed live in session for The Vic Galloway Show on BBC Radio Scotland.


You can also listen back to the full session as part of a SXSW special on this week's New Music Zone on BBC Radio Scotland.

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