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Kurt Elling in Session

1 hour
First broadcast:
Tuesday 01 March 2011

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, American singer and vocalese expert Kurt Elling, one of Jamie's favourite jazz vocalists and one of his major influences as a musician, performs in session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

In a candid interview, Elling looks back over his career and explains the nature and significance of vocalese, with examples delivered throughout.

Music Played

10 items
  • Image for Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday Nice Work If You Can Get It

    Velvet Moods, Clef Records

  • Image for Hank Crawford

    Hank Crawford Four Five Six

    More Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Raf Vilar

    Raf Vilar Perfeito

    Studies In Bossa, Far Out Records

  • Image for Charlie Byrd

    Charlie Byrd Meditation (Meditacao)

    Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros, Riverside

  • Maida Vale Session Track

  • Image for Bobby Hutcherson

    Bobby Hutcherson Theme From Blow Up

    Oblique, Blue Note

  • Image for Austin Peralta

    Austin Peralta Ode To Love

    Endless Planets, Brainfeeder

  • Maida Vale Session Track

    • Image for Kurt Elling

      Kurt Elling Moonlight Serenade

      Live at Maida Vale

  • Image for Polar Bear

    Polar Bear Happy For You

    Peepers, The Leaf Label


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