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Courtney Pine interview

57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 22 January 2013

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

This week, Jamie interviews the British jazz legend and multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine.

Growing up in West London with a cultural background of reggae and ska, Courtney chats to Jamie about how he pursued jazz of his own accord.

The pair discuss how Courtney went on to encourage jazz in the mainstream, including having a top ten jazz hit.

Courtney also talks about his early jazz heroes, and how he was inspired by the myriad sounds of the Caribbean for his latest record.

Music Played

11 items
  • Image for Bill Henderson

    Bill Henderson This Little Girl of Mine

    Bill Henderson Sings, Vee-Jay Records

  • Image for Pete Drake

    Pete Drake The Spook

    Fabulous Steel Guitar, Starday Records

  • Image for Bettye LaVette

    Bettye LaVette The High Road

    I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise, Anti- Records

  • Image for Dizzy Gillespie

    Dizzy Gillespie Doodlin'

    World Statesman, Norgran Records

  • Jamie Cullum and Courtney Pine Interview

  • Image for Courtney Pine

    Courtney Pine Children Of The Ghetto

    Journey To The Urge Within, Island Records

  • Image for Courtney Pine

    Courtney Pine The 37th Chamber

    Don't X'plain / The 37th Chamber, Talkin’ Loud

  • Image for Courtney Pine

    Courtney Pine Liamuiga (Cook Up)

    House of Legends, Destin-E World Records

  • Image for Jonny Greenwood

    Jonny Greenwood Get Thee Behind Me Satan (Featuring Ella Fitzgerald)

    The Master, Nonesuch Records

  • Image for Chick Corea, Brian Blade and Christian McBride

    Chick Corea, Brian Blade and Christian McBride Work (Live at The London Jazz Festival 2012)

  • Image for Madlib

    Madlib Slim's Return

    Shades Of Blue, Blue Note


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