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Sir Paul McCartney Special

Jamie meets Sir Paul McCartney for a special, in-depth interview about the musician's love of jazz and his new album of jazz standards and original compositions.

This week, Jamie meets Sir Paul McCartney for a special, in-depth interview about the musician's love of jazz.

The two discuss the role jazz has played in Sir Paul's life, from growing up listening to his father's jazz band to their mutual love of Fats Waller. Sir Paul reflects on his days with The Beatles, and how jazz subtly informed the way they approached their compositions.

He then talks about his current album of jazz standards and original compositions, Kisses On The Bottom, and explains the way it came together, from initial inspiration to collaborations with Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder.

57 minutes

Last on

Tue 7 Feb 2012 19:00

Music Played

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  • Ray Charles

    Eleanor Rigby

    • A Portrait of Ray.
    • ABC Records.
  • Liz Green

    Midnight Blues

    • O, Devotion.
    • Play It Again Sam Records.
  • Brad Mehldau

    Blackbird (Live At Maida Vale)

  • Paul McCartney Interview

    • Paul McCartney

      More I Cannot Wish You

      • Kisses On The Bottom.
      • Hear Music.
  • Paul McCartney

    It's Only A Paper Moon

    • Kisses On The Bottom.
    • Hear Music.
  • Fats Waller

    I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter

    • Victor.
  • Paul McCartney

    My Valentine

    • Kisses On The Bottom.
    • Hear Music.
  • Paul McCartney

    Bye Bye Blackbird

    • Kisses On The Bottom.
    • Hear Music.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Little White Lies

    • Decca Records.

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