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The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Jazz

Ever wondered where to start with jazz? Wonder no more. Radio 3's Alyn Shipton has picked out 12 key tracks from the long history of jazz to set you up perfectly for the new BBC Music Jazz pop-up digital radio station. Listen to BBC Music Jazz

Last updated: 9 Nov 2016Tracks: 12

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  • Baby, It's Cold Outside Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Jordan
  • Fine and Mellow Billie Holiday
  • My Funny Valentine Gerry Mulligan Quartet
  • Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue (Live At Newport 1956) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  • Giant Steps John Coltrane
  • The Lord is Listening To Ya, Hallelujah Carla Bley
  • From The Plantation To The Penitentiary Wynton Marsalis