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57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 01 October 2013

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.
This week, Jamie Cullum's guest is the American singer Bilal. The vocalist talks about getting into jazz at high school before going on to study it at music college in New York. He reminisces about the amazing jazz scene in the city where he met Roy Hargrove and saw some of the jazz greats perform.

Bilal also talks about what he calls his 'jazz album', his latest record A Love Surreal, which features his friend, the pianist Robert Glasper.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Music Played

14 items
  • Image for Anita O'Day

    Anita O'Day Four

    Anita O’Day Sings The Winners, Verve

  • Image for Roy Porter Sound Machine

    Roy Porter Sound Machine Panama Featuring George Holmes (Instrumental)

    The Story Of Roy Porter Sound Machine, Tramp Records

  • Image for Jacqui Dankworth

    Jacqui Dankworth Palladium

    Live To Love, Specific Jazz

  • Image for Dizzy Gillespie Quartet

    Dizzy Gillespie Quartet Manteca

    Dizzy Gillespie Quintet & Hans Koller New Jazz, Moosicus Records

  • Bilal Interview

    • Image for Bilal

      Bilal West Side Girl

      A Love Surreal, eOne

  • Image for Miles Davis

    Miles Davis Blue In Green

    Kind Of Blue, Columbia

  • Image for Roy Hargrove

    Roy Hargrove Afrodisia

    Habana, Verve

  • Image for Bilal

    Bilal Back To Love

    A Love Surreal, eOne

  • Image for Butterfly Feat. Robert Glasper

    Butterfly Feat. Robert Glasper Bilal

    A Love Surreal, eOne

  • Image for Miles Davis

    Miles Davis Generique

    French New Wave, Jazz On Film Records

  • Image for Anita Wardell

    Anita Wardell Travels / The Road

    The Road, Specific Jazz

  • Image for Benny Green

    Benny Green Humphrey (Live)

    Testifyin’! Live At The Village Vanguard, Blue Note

  • Image for Dom La Nena

    Dom La Nena Ela

    Ela, Six Degrees

  • Image for The Cinematic Orchestra

    The Cinematic Orchestra Ode To the Big Sea

    Channel 1 Suite / Ode to the Big Sea, Ninja Tune


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