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Blues in the 21st century
Blues in the 21st century

Duration: 04:05

A backstage interview with music legend Buddy Guy on the state of the blues in modern America.

 
How Joe Morello joins the Dave Brubeck Quartet
How Joe Morello joins the Dave Brubeck Quartet

Duration: 02:18

The story of how drummer Joe Morello joins the Dave Brubeck Quartet is explained by the musicians themselves.

 
Jazz instruments and composition
Jazz instruments and composition

Duration: 04:54

Jazz trumpet player and composer, Byron Wallen, discusses his approaches to composition.

 
Jazz pianists Dave Brubeck and Jay McShann perform ‘Mission Ranch Blues’
Jazz pianists Dave Brubeck and Jay McShann perform ‘Mission Ranch Blues’

Duration: 01:32

‘Mission Ranch Blues’ is performed by Dave Brubeck and Jay McShann watched by Clint Eastwood

 
Jools Holland and the pianola
Jools Holland and the pianola

Duration: 01:35

Musician Jools Holland describes his first experiences of playing blues and boogie-woogie on the pianola.

 
Profile of jazz pianist Dave Brubeck
Profile of jazz pianist Dave Brubeck

Duration: 02:19

A brief profile of jazz pianist Dave Brubeck and his quartet.

 
Reflections on jazz improvisation
Reflections on jazz improvisation

Duration: 04:40

A Courtney Pine Quintet performance of 'Hit or Miss' is interspersed with Pine's reflections on the improvisational process in jazz.

 
Ronnie Scott’s and the development of the British Jazz Scene
Ronnie Scott’s and the development of the British Jazz Scene

Duration: 02:51

Archive footage of some of the major influences in jazz playing at Ronnie Scott's jazz club.

 
The Maria Fidelis School Gospel choir sing 'O Mary, O Martha'
The Maria Fidelis School Gospel choir sing 'O Mary, O Martha'

Duration: 02:49

The Maria Fidelis convent school Gospel choir sing an arrangement of the spiritual 'O Mary, O Martha'. Led by conductor Karen Gibson and with piano accompaniment, this performance won the 2010 BBC School Choir of the Year competition.

 
Understanding the blues
Understanding the blues

Duration: 04:46

A blues guitarist demonstrates the building blocks of solo and rhythm blues.

 

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