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Bilal

Jamie Cullum's guest is the American singer Bilal.

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.
This week, Jamie Cullum's guest is the American singer Bilal. The vocalist talks about getting into jazz at high school before going on to study it at music college in New York. He reminisces about the amazing jazz scene in the city where he met Roy Hargrove and saw some of the jazz greats perform.

Bilal also talks about what he calls his 'jazz album', his latest record A Love Surreal, which features his friend, the pianist Robert Glasper.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

57 minutes

Last on

Tue 1 Oct 2013 19:00

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  • Anita O’Day

    Four

    • Anita O’Day Sings The Winners.
    • Verve.
  • Roy Porter Sound Machine

    Panama Featuring George Holmes (Instrumental)

    • The Story Of Roy Porter Sound Machine.
    • Tramp Records.
  • Jacqui Dankworth

    Palladium

    • Live To Love.
    • Specific Jazz.
  • Manteca

    • Dizzy Gillespie Quintet & Hans Koller New Jazz.
    • Moosicus Records.
  • Bilal Interview

    • Bilal

      West Side Girl

      • A Love Surreal.
      • eOne.
  • Miles Davis

    Blue In Green

    • Kind Of Blue.
    • Columbia.
  • Roy Hargrove

    Afrodisia

    • Habana.
    • Verve.
  • Bilal

    Back To Love

    • A Love Surreal.
    • eOne.
  • Bilal

    • A Love Surreal.
    • eOne.
  • Miles Davis

    Generique

    • French New Wave.
    • Jazz On Film Records.
  • Anita Wardell

    Travels / The Road

    • The Road.
    • Specific Jazz.
  • Benny Green

    Humphrey (Live)

    • Testifyin’! Live At The Village Vanguard.
    • Blue Note.
  • Dom La Nena

    Ela

    • Ela.
    • Six Degrees.
  • The Cinematic Orchestra

    Ode To the Big Sea

    • Channel 1 Suite / Ode to the Big Sea.
    • Ninja Tune.

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