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Dame Cleo Laine

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 23 October 2012

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie is joined by one of the most important artists in UK jazz, the singer and actress Dame Cleo Laine. The pair talk about her incredible career in jazz, from joining the band of her husband, the late Sir John Dankworth, to her rise to fame and working with artists such as Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

As a special celebration for her 85th birthday, Jamie joins Cleo and her son, the bassist Alec Dankworth, at the piano to perform together for the first time.

Music Played

10 items
  • Image for Cleo Laine

    Cleo Laine Let's Slip Away

    Fontana Records

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong

    Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong A Fine Romance

    Ella And Louis Again, Verve Records

  • Image for Cleo Laine With John Dankworth And His Orchestra

    Cleo Laine With John Dankworth And His Orchestra I Got Rhythm

    I Got Rhythm, Parlophone

  • BBC Archive Session Track

    • Image for Cleo Laine And John Dankworth

      Cleo Laine And John Dankworth Woman Talk (From Jazz 625, 1965)

  • Jamie Cullum And Dame Cleo Laine At The Piano

    • Image for Jamie Cullum and Dame Cleo Laine

      Jamie Cullum and Dame Cleo Laine But Not For Me

  • Image for Cleo Laine

    Cleo Laine Perdido

    Spotlight on Cleo Laine, Polygram Records

  • Image for Ray Charles And Cleo Laine

    Ray Charles And Cleo Laine Summertime

    Porgy And Bess, RCA Victor Records

  • Image for Cleo Laine & The Johnny Dankworth Seven
  • Image for Jacqui Dankworth

    Jacqui Dankworth The Man

    It Happens Quietly, Specific Jazz

  • Jamie Cullum And Dame Cleo Laine At The Piano

    • Image for Jamie Cullum And Dame Cleo Laine

      Jamie Cullum And Dame Cleo Laine Talk To Me Baby

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