Geoffrey Smith celebrates the work of Count Basie and his bands
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Geoffrey Smith surveys the brief career of bebop trumpeter Fats Navarro.
Geoffrey Smith's tribute to pianist-composer Tadd Dameron (1917-65).
Geoffrey Smith celebrates saxophonist Jackie McLean, a one-time protege of Charlie Parker.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the unique art of pianist Thelonious Monk.
Geoffrey Smith salutes double bass player Oscar Pettiford.
Geoffrey Smith surveys the witty, swinging work of trombonist and composer Bob Brookmeyer.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the big band of Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis.
Geoffrey Smith surveys the keyboard hits of Nat King Cole.
Geoffrey Smith presents swinging nods to the Bard, including Cleo Laine and Duke Ellington
Suites composed by Duke Ellington based on his impressions of places and themes.
Highlights from the duo of revered vocalist Billie Holiday and saxophonist Lester Young.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the music of smoky-voiced improvising singer Betty Carter.
Geoffrey Smith picks highlights from the recordings of pianist Oscar Peterson.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates boogie-woogie, introducing examples by pianists and big bands.
Geoffrey Smith selects highlights from early Vogue recordings of the 1950s.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the distinguished career of British saxophonist Bobby Wellins.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates music of saxophonist-singer Louis Jordan.
Geoffrey Smith pays tribute to New Orleans pianist-composer Jelly Roll Morton.
Geoffrey Smith picks some favourite tracks from pianist Teddy Wilson (1912-86).
Geoffrey Smith surveys the career of guitarist Wes Montgomery.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates vocal virtuoso Kurt Elling and his mentor, the late Mark Murphy.
Geoffrey Smith's Christmas miscellany includes music from Lee Konitz and Norma Winstone.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the music of Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the work of alto saxophonist and bandleader Phil Woods.
Geoffrey Smith surveys the work of American composer and bandleader Maria Schneider.
Geoffrey traces the career of witty, swinging jazz pianist Erroll Garner.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the music of tenor saxophonist Chu Berry.
Geoffrey Smith celebrates the work of Jamaican alto saxophonist Joe Harriott.
Geoffrey Smith surveys the work of idiosyncratic clarinettist Pee Wee Russell.