Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Belonging - European Jazz

Guy Barker focuses on European jazz.

Guy Barker continues to explore the history of jazz, focusing on the turning points and pivotal events that have shaped the genre, and discovering some great stories and larger-than-life characters along the way. In the penultimate episode, Belonging, he focuses on European Jazz.

Although jazz is generally considered to be an American music, its relationship with Europe is as old as the music itself. But is European jazz a separate branch of music or is it, in essence, the same as American jazz? Guy asks if you have to be American to play real jazz; whether there a distinctive European sound; and what role Europe's classical and folk music traditions play in its jazz. He also asks if the future of jazz in fact lies on this side of the Atlantic.

Guy looks at the journey of European jazz through brand new interviews with Kenny Burrell, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Evan Parker, John Surman, Peter Erskine, George Mraz, Gunther Schuller, Stuart Nicholson, Geoffrey Smith and Howard Mandel; alongside archive of Stéphane Grappelli (1908-1997), Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), Johnny Griffin (1928-2008), Ronnie Scott (1927-1996) and Tubby Hayes (1935-1973).

1 hour

Last on

Mon 13 May 2019 04:00

Music Played

  • Original Dixieland Jazz Band

    Clarinet Marmalade Blues

    • THE ULTIMATE JAZZ ARCHIVE VOL 1.
    • MEMBRAN RECORDS.
    • 222757-382 A.
  • Martial Solal

    Caravan

  • Louis Sclavis Sextet

    Charmes

    • LES VIOLENCE DE RAMEAU.
    • ECM.
    • ECM 1588.
  • Jan Garbarek Quartet

    Skarabee

    • Afric Pepperbird.
    • ECM.
    • 10-07.
  • Zbigniew Namysłowski

    Piatawka

    • Lola.
    • DECCA.
    • LK-4644.
  • Nils Lindberg

    Caprice

    • SWEDISH JAZZ 1960-1964.
    • CAPRICE.
    • CAP22050.
  • Django Reinhardt

    Django Rag

    • DJANGOS MUSIC.
    • HEP.
    • HEPCD1041.
  • Quintette du Hot Club de France

    SWING GUITARS

    • Crazy Rhythm.
    • TKO MAGNUM.
    • CECD039.
  • Quintette du Hot Club de France

    MINOR SWING Recording

    • Crazy Rhythm.
    • TKO MAGNUM.
    • CECD039.
  • Noble Sissle (1889 - 1975)

    Miranda

    • JAZZ IN BRITAIN 1919-1950.
    • PROPERBOX.
    • 88 P-1449.
  • Louis Mitchell

    Everybody Step

    • JAZZ CITY PARIS.
    • MC.
    • JAZZ CD 054.
  • Original Dixieland Jazz Band

    AT THE JAZZ BAND BALL

    • That Devilin' Tune Volume 1 CD6.
    • West Hill Radio Archives ‎.
    • WHRA-6003.
  • Louis Mitchell

    Everybody Step

    • JAZZ CITY PARIS.
    • MC.
    • JAZZ CD 054.
  • Original Dixieland Jazz Band

    AT THE JAZZ BAND BALL

    • That Devilin' Tune Volume 1 CD6.
    • West Hill Radio Archives ‎.
    • WHRA-6003.
  • Harry Arnold & Radiobandet

    Suburban Street

    • SWEDISH JAZZ 1960-1964.
    • CAPRICE.
    • CAP22050.
  • Jan Garbarek

    Beast of Komoda

    • Afric Pepperbird.
    • ECM.
    • 843-475-2.
  • Esbjörn Svensson Trio

    From Gagarin's Point of View

    • Retrospective - The Very Best Of E.S.T.
    • Act.
    • 9021-2.
  • John Surman

    Mevagissey

    • Road to St Ives.
    • ECM.
    • 1418.
  • Kenny Wheeler

    Gnu Suite

    • Gnu High.
    • ECM.
    • 8255912.
  • Jan Garbarek

    Gautes-Margit

    • Twelve Moons.
    • ECM.
    • 15-00.
  • Keith Jarratt

    The Windup

    • belonging.
    • ECM.
    • 8291152.
  • Don Cherry

    Tamzara

    • The Sonet Recordings.
    • Verve.
    • 533-0492.
  • Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath

    Restless

    • Live at Willisau.
    • Ogun.
    • OG 100.
  • Evan Parker

    Aerobatics 1

    • Saxophone Solos.
    • Chronoscope Records.
    • CPE2002-2.
  • Jan Johansson

    Visa Från Utanmyra

    • FOLKVISOR (JAZZ PA SVENSKA).
    • HEPTAGON.
    • HEPTAGON-PROMO.
  • Stan Tracey Quartet

    STARLESS AND BIBLE BLACK

    • JAZZ SUITE INSPIRED BY DYLAN THOMAS' UNDER MILK WOOD.
    • BLUE NOTE INTERNATIONAL.
    • 0777 7-89449 2 8.
  • The Joe Harriott Quintet

    Calypso Sketches

    • THE JOE HARRIOTT STORY.
    • PROPER.
    • PROPERBOX 160.
  • The Jazz Couriers

    Cheek to Cheek

    • The Jazz Couriers in Concert.
    • Music for Pleasure.
    • MFP-1072.
  • George Shearing

    SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN

    • QUINTESSENTIALLY SHEARING.
    • MEMOIR.
    • CDMOIR-557.
  • Benny Carter and His Orchestra & Django Reinhardt

    Farewell Blues

    • Django Reinhardt All Star Sessions.
    • Capitol Jazz.
    • 315-777.
  • Louis Armstrong

    On The Sunny Side Of The Street

    • Louis Armstrong - Satchmo At Symphony Hall.
    • MCA.
    • GRP-16612.

Broadcasts