Geoffrey Smith celebrates the work of Count Basie and his bands
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Geoffrey Smith celebrates the centenary of the birth of Billie Holiday.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the horn and star players, from Kid Ory to JJ Johnson and beyond
Geoffrey Smith salutes the edginess, abstraction and elegance of saxophonist Joe Henderson
Geoffrey Smith surveys the music of vocal artist Carmen McRae.
Geoffrey Smith presents favourite songs from singers Big Joe Turner and Helen Humes.
Geoffrey Smith traces the career of drummer Buddy Rich.
Saluting pianist James P Johnson, who taught Fats Waller and accompanied Bessie Smith.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the music of saxophonist Ornette Coleman.
Geoffrey Smith chooses his favourite works by the revered trumpeter-composer Kenny Wheeler
Geoffrey presents a Christmas special, featuring Art Blakey, Fats Waller and Bunny Berigan
Geoffrey Smith selects tracks by singer, songwriter and musician Ray Charles.
Geoffrey surveys the long, brilliant career of pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the 75th anniversary of the famous Blue Note label
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Geoffrey Smith surveys the career of saxophonist Branford Marsalis.
Highlights from Duke Ellington's classic session in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1940.
Geoffrey Smith selects music by electric guitar great and bebop pioneer Charlie Christian.
Geoffrey Smith presents works from revolutionary pianist and composer George Russell.
Geoffrey Smith presents favourite tracks by pianist, singer and composer Fats Waller.
Geoffrey Smith selects vintage performances by saxophonist Sonny Stitt.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the music of saxophonist-composer Benny Golson.
Geoffrey surveys the fiery legacy of trumpeters Max Kaminsky and Muggsy Spanier.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates pianist Mose Allison, known as 'the sage of Tippo, Mississippi'.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates contemporary keyboard great Brad Mehldau.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates trumpeter Bill Coleman, who made his major career in France.
Geoffrey Smith picks favourite music from clarinettist, composer and bandleader Artie Shaw
Geoffrey Smith presents highlights from the career of saxophonist/composer Jimmy Giuffre.
Geoffrey Smith presents his favourite drummers, from Chick Webb & Gene Krupa to Max Roach.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the styles of swing era vocal stars Mildred Bailey and Lee Wiley
Geoffrey Smith selects music from the 1930s sessions by Duke Ellington's sidemen.