Clarinet A La King
John Dankworth studied music at the Royal Academy when jazz was not an approved subject - "I used to pretend my saxophone was a bassoon when I put it in the left luggage department of the Academy".
In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he talks about his career as a jazz musician and composer, and about how he is trying to break down the musical barriers at the Stables in Wavendon and with his Summer Pops season at the Barbican.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth
Orchestra: Amateur Musica Antiqua Of Hoople
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Jazz composer, Musician
Roy Plomley's castaway is composer John Dankworth.
Banbala Dance (recorded in the Belgian Congo)
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