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Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and this week's show features an interview with the pianist and singer George Duke.

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week's show features an interview with the piano and synthesizer pioneer and singer George Duke, who has worked with a range of artists including Frank Zappa. George looks back over his career and talks about the influence that Duke Ellington, Ray Charles and Miles Davis had on his tastes as well as the different styles he likes to explore when creating music.

Jamie also selects another session from the BBC archives. So far, he has played sessions from Duke Ellington, the John Surman Octet, Tubby Hayes and Oscar Peterson, dating back to the 1960s.

1 hour


Music Played

  • Blossom Dearie

    I'm Hip

    • Blossom Time At Ronnie Scott’s.
    • Fontana.
  • Chico O’Farrill and Clark Terry

    Spanish Rice

    • Spanish Rice.
    • Impulse!.
  • Sara Mitra

    You Can't Build A Life On A Look

    • April Song.
    • Impossible Ark.
  • Pat Metheny Trio

    Bight Size Life (Live)

    • The Pat Matheny Trio - Live.
    • Warner.
  • Archive Session Track

    • Thelonious Monk

      Well You Needn't

      Live on Jazz625 on 21/04/65

  • Maida Vale Session Track

    • Andreya Triana

      Draw The Stars (Live From Maida Vale)

      • Lost Where I Belong.
      • Ninja Tune.
  • George Duke Interview

    • Ray Charles

      Hard Times

      • Ray Charles Presents David ‘Fathead’ Newman.
      • Atlantic.
    • Duke Ellington

      Money Jungle

      • Money Jungle.
      • Blue Note.
      • CDP 7 463 982.
    • Charlie Parker's Reboppers

      So What

      • Kind Of Blue.
      • Columbia.
    • Dianne Reeves


      • Never Too Far.
      • Blue Note.
      • 7924012.
    • George Duke

      Stupid Is As Stupid Does

      • Déjà Vu.
      • Heads Up.
      • HUI-32031-02PROMO.
  • Pharoah Sanders

    Moniebah (Edit)

    • Pharoah Sanders’ Finest.
    • Dopeness Galore.
  • Tom Waits

    Warm Beer And Cold Women

    • Nighthawks At The Diner.
    • Asylum.


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