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Sir Paul McCartney Special

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 07 February 2012

This week, Jamie meets Sir Paul McCartney for a special, in-depth interview about the musician's love of jazz.

The two discuss the role jazz has played in Sir Paul's life, from growing up listening to his father's jazz band to their mutual love of Fats Waller. Sir Paul reflects on his days with The Beatles, and how jazz subtly informed the way they approached their compositions.

He then talks about his current album of jazz standards and original compositions, Kisses On The Bottom, and explains the way it came together, from initial inspiration to collaborations with Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder.

Music Played

9 items
  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles Eleanor Rigby

    A Portrait of Ray, ABC Records

  • Image for Liz Green

    Liz Green Midnight Blues

    O, Devotion, Play It Again Sam Records

  • Image for Brad Mehldau

    Brad Mehldau Blackbird (Live At Maida Vale)

  • Paul McCartney Interview

    • Image for Paul McCartney

      Paul McCartney More I Cannot Wish You

      Kisses On The Bottom, Hear Music

  • Image for Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney It's Only A Paper Moon

    Kisses On The Bottom, Hear Music

  • Image for Fats Waller

    Fats Waller I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter

    Victor

  • Image for Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney My Valentine

    Kisses On The Bottom, Hear Music

  • Image for Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney Bye Bye Blackbird

    Kisses On The Bottom, Hear Music

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald Little White Lies

    Decca Records

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