Geoffrey Smith celebrates the work of Count Basie and his bands
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Geoffrey Smith salutes the distinctive trumpeter Henry Red Allen.
Geoffrey Smith introduces music from Sonny Terry, Wynton Marsalis and Carla Bley.
Geoffrey Smith presents a sequence of songs about time, from Billie Holiday to Miles Davis
Geoffrey Smith surveys the deep roots shared between jazz and folk music.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the work of influential singer Norma Winstone.
Highlights from pianist Red Garland's work with Miles Davis, John Coltrane and others.
Geoffrey Smith picks highlights from pianist Duke Ellington's career in the 1950s and 60s.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the work of unique free jazz pioneer pianist Lennie Tristano.
Saluting alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, who came to fame with Miles Davis and Stan Kenton.
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 the late 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.