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Classical Traditions

Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, a personal journey taking in great musicians and great music. This week, he considers that although some jazz fans may resent classical music, classical traditions have influenced jazz from the beginning. Today's programme examines the effects of classical music on players and composers from Louis Armstrong and Coleman Hawkins to Lennie Tristano and Chick Corea.

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Sun 17 Jun 2012 00:00