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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. Easter

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

    First broadcast: 20 Apr 2014

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  3. Lucky Thompson

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

    First broadcast: 13 Apr 2014

  4. Stuff Smith

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

    First broadcast: 06 Apr 2014

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  5. Hampton Hawes

    Geoffrey Smith traces the colourful career of bebop and blues pianist Hampton Hawes.

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2014

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  6. Spring

    Geoffrey Smith welcomes the arrival of spring with songs by Miles Davis and Billie Holiday

    First broadcast: 23 Mar 2014

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  7. Lee Morgan

    Geoffrey Smith surveys the meteoric career of trumpet prodigy Lee Morgan.

    First broadcast: 16 Mar 2014

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  8. Art Pepper

    Geoffrey Smith surveys the passionate career of alto saxophonist Art Pepper.

    First broadcast: 09 Mar 2014

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  9. Mardi Gras

    Ahead of Mardi Gras, Geoffrey Smith introduces new and old music from New Orleans.

    First broadcast: 02 Mar 2014

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  10. Gerry Mulligan

    Geoffrey Smith picks highlights from the career of baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan.

    First broadcast: 23 Feb 2014

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  11. Stan Getz

    Geoffrey picks highlights from saxophonist Stan Getz's extraordinary career.

    First broadcast: 16 Feb 2014

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  12. Yusef Lateef

    A look at multi-instrumentalist and world music pioneer, the late Yusef Lateef.

    First broadcast: 09 Feb 2014

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  13. Roy Eldridge

    Geoffrey Smith surveys the passionate career of trumpet great Roy Eldridge.

    First broadcast: 02 Feb 2014

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  14. Gene Krupa

    Geoffrey Smith surveys the celebrated career of drummer Gene Krupa.

    First broadcast: 26 Jan 2014

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  15. A Tribute to Stan Tracey

    Geoffrey Smith celebrates the work of the late pianist-composer Stan Tracey.

    First broadcast: 19 Jan 2014

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  16. Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley

    Geoffrey Smith introduces hit songs by alto saxophonist Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley.

    First broadcast: 12 Jan 2014

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  17. Duke Ellington Band

    Geoffrey Smith presents classic tracks by the 1930s Duke Ellington band.

    First broadcast: 05 Jan 2014

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  18. 2013 Highlights

    Geoffrey Smith introduces highlights from 2013.

    First broadcast: 29 Dec 2013

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  19. 22/12/2013

    Music from Fats Waller and the Memphis Jug Band, plus James P Johnson and Charlie Parker.

    First broadcast: 22 Dec 2013

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  20. Benny Goodman

    Geoffrey Smith plays Benny Goodman's live performance classics.

    First broadcast: 15 Dec 2013

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  21. Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray

    Geoffrey Smith recalls the epic saxophone duels between Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray.

    First broadcast: 08 Dec 2013

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  22. Paul Desmond

    Geoffrey Smith picks some of the finest music of celebrated saxophonist Paul Desmond.

    First broadcast: 01 Dec 2013

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  23. Sonny Rollins

    Geoffrey Smith selects archive performances by celebrated tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

    First broadcast: 17 Nov 2013

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  24. Bill Evans

    Geoffrey Smith explores the music of the great pianist Bill Evans.

    First broadcast: 10 Nov 2013

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  25. Billie Holiday

    Geoffrey Smith picks highlights from Billie Holiday's great and complex career.

    First broadcast: 03 Nov 2013

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  26. The Band-Within-a-Band Craze

    Geoffrey Smith salutes the band-within-a-band craze of the swing era.

    First broadcast: 27 Oct 2013

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  27. Jack Teagarden

    Geoffrey Smith introduces classic recordings by trombonist and singer Jack Teagarden.

    First broadcast: 20 Oct 2013

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  28. Dizzy Gillespie

    Geoffrey Smith surveys the post-bop career of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.

    First broadcast: 13 Oct 2013

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  29. John Coltrane

    Geoffrey Smith surveys the music of the great saxophonist John Coltrane.

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2013

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  30. The Miles Davis Quintet and Sextet

    Geoffrey Smith presents music from the Miles Davis Quintet and Sextet with John Coltrane.

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2013

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