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Geoffrey Smith's Jazz Episode guide

  1. Count Basie

    Geoffrey Smith celebrates the work of Count Basie and his bands

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  2. Kenny Wheeler

    Geoffrey Smith chooses his favourite works by the revered trumpeter-composer Kenny Wheeler

    First broadcast: 11 Jan 2015

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  3. Christmas 2014

    Geoffrey presents a Christmas special, featuring Art Blakey, Fats Waller and Bunny Berigan

    First broadcast: 21 Dec 2014

  4. Ray Charles

    Geoffrey Smith selects tracks by singer, songwriter and musician Ray Charles.

    First broadcast: 14 Dec 2014

  5. Mary Lou Williams

    Geoffrey surveys the long, brilliant career of pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams.

    First broadcast: 07 Dec 2014

  6. Blue Note

    Geoffrey Smith celebrates the 75th anniversary of the famous Blue Note label

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  7. Branford Marsalis

    Geoffrey Smith surveys the career of saxophonist Branford Marsalis.

    First broadcast: 16 Nov 2014

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  8. Ellington in Fargo

    Highlights from Duke Ellington's classic session in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1940.

    First broadcast: 02 Nov 2014

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  9. Charlie Christian

    Geoffrey Smith selects music by electric guitar great and bebop pioneer Charlie Christian.

    First broadcast: 26 Oct 2014

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  10. George Russell

    Geoffrey Smith presents works from revolutionary pianist and composer George Russell.

    First broadcast: 19 Oct 2014

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  11. Fats Waller

    Geoffrey Smith presents favourite tracks by pianist, singer and composer Fats Waller.

    First broadcast: 05 Oct 2014

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  12. Sonny Stitt

    Geoffrey Smith selects vintage performances by saxophonist Sonny Stitt.

    First broadcast: 28 Sep 2014

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  13. Benny Golson

    Geoffrey Smith celebrates the music of saxophonist-composer Benny Golson.

    First broadcast: 21 Sep 2014

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  14. Max Kaminsky and Muggsy Spanier

    Geoffrey surveys the fiery legacy of trumpeters Max Kaminsky and Muggsy Spanier.

    First broadcast: 07 Sep 2014

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  15. Mose Allison

    Geoffrey Smith celebrates pianist Mose Allison, known as 'the sage of Tippo, Mississippi'.

    First broadcast: 31 Aug 2014

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  16. Brad Mehldau

    Geoffrey Smith celebrates contemporary keyboard great Brad Mehldau.

    First broadcast: 24 Aug 2014

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  17. Bill Coleman

    Geoffrey Smith celebrates trumpeter Bill Coleman, who made his major career in France.

    First broadcast: 17 Aug 2014

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  18. Artie Shaw

    Geoffrey Smith picks favourite music from clarinettist, composer and bandleader Artie Shaw

    First broadcast: 10 Aug 2014

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  19. Jimmy Giuffre

    Geoffrey Smith presents highlights from the career of saxophonist/composer Jimmy Giuffre.

    First broadcast: 03 Aug 2014

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  20. Drummers

    Geoffrey Smith presents his favourite drummers, from Chick Webb & Gene Krupa to Max Roach.

    First broadcast: 20 Jul 2014

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  21. Mildred Bailey and Lee Wiley

    Geoffrey Smith celebrates the styles of swing era vocal stars Mildred Bailey and Lee Wiley

    First broadcast: 13 Jul 2014

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  22. Duke Ellington's Small Groups

    Geoffrey Smith selects music from the 1930s sessions by Duke Ellington's sidemen.

    First broadcast: 15 Jun 2014

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  23. King Oliver

    Geoffrey Smith with music by cornettist King Oliver of Louis Armstrong's Creole Jazz Band.

    First broadcast: 08 Jun 2014

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  24. Roland Kirk

    Geoffrey Smith salutes Jazz's ultimate one-man band, Roland Kirk.

    First broadcast: 01 Jun 2014

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  25. Bunny Berigan and Bud Freeman

    Geoffrey Smith surveys the work of trumpeter Bunny Berigan and saxophonist Bud Freeman.

    First broadcast: 18 May 2014

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  26. Clark Terry

    Geoffrey Smith picks highlights from the career of trumpeter Clark Terry.

    First broadcast: 11 May 2014

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  27. Billy Strayhorn

    Geoffrey Smith pays homage to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's musical alter-ego.

    First broadcast: 04 May 2014

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  28. Easter

    Geoffrey Smith presents music for Easter, with New Orleans music including Lester Young.

    First broadcast: 20 Apr 2014

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  29. Lucky Thompson

    Geoffrey Smith recalls the records saxophonist Lucky Thompson made in his prime.

    First broadcast: 13 Apr 2014

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  30. Stuff Smith

    Geoffrey Smith surveys the exuberant career of violinist Hezekiah 'Stuff' Smith.

    First broadcast: 06 Apr 2014

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