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Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world and features a few words from Kit Downes.

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.
This week, Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also features a few words from British jazz pianist Kit Downes.

Kit Downes picks tracks that remind him of first discovering a love for jazz and starting out on the piano. He also talks about his latest album Light From Old Stars and what it was like working with a new lineup.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Aretha Franklin

    It's So Heartbreakin'

    • The Electrifying Aretha Franklin.
    • Columbia.
  • Fats Gaines Orchestra


    • Movements 3.
    • Tramp Records.
  • Webster Wraight Ensemble

    When Love Breaks Down

    • No Lucky Days.
    • Miso Records.
  • Herbie Hancock

    Watermelon Man

    • Takin’ Off.
    • Blue Note.
  • George Benson

    Nature Boy

    • A Tribute To Nat King Cole.
    • Decca.
  • Kit Downes Feature

    • The Oscar Peterson Trio

      C-Jam Blues

      • Night Train.
      • Verve Records.
  • Bill Frisell

    Where In The World

    • Where In The World.
    • Nonesuch Records.
  • Kit Downes

    Wander And Colossus

    • Light From Old Stars.
    • Basho Records.
  • Kit Downes


    • Light From Old Stars.
    • Basho Records.
  • Booker Ervin

    Dee Da Do

    • Cookin’.
    • Savoy Jazz Records.
  • David Murray Infinity Quartet

    Hope Is A Thing With Feathers

    • Be My Monster Love.
    • Motema Records.
  • Fitzroy Coleman Quintet

    Uncle Joe

    • London Is The Place For Me Parts 5 and 6.
    • Honest Jon’s Records.
  • Brandt Brauer Frick

    Ocean Drive (Schamane)

    • Miami.
    • !K7.


  • Tue 18 Jun 2013 19:00

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