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Dame Cleo Laine and Jacqui Dankworth

Sean Rafferty meets singer and actress Dame Cleo Laine and her daughter, singer Jacqui Dankworth, at their home in Wavendon, near Milton Keynes.

In this New Year's Eve edition of the series, Sean Rafferty meets the First Lady of British Jazz, Dame Cleo Laine and her daughter, the acclaimed singer Jacqui Dankworth. They meet at home in Wavendon, near Milton Keynes, where Dame Cleo and her late husband, John Dankworth, converted a stable block in the grounds in 1969 into the renowned venue The Stables. Jacqui shows Sean the new auditorium, where great musicians from the worlds of jazz and classical music regularly perform; and takes him to the smallest room in the family house, where some of her parents' many awards are modestly hung. Dame Cleo and Jacqui share memories of John as father, husband and fellow-musician. He was a towering figure in British jazz, as saxophonist, band leader and composer. Dame Cleo recalls her friendship with other jazz greats including Ella Fitzgerald, and discusses her own extraordinary singing voice, with its famous 4 octave range, which is still going strong. Jacqui describes collaborating with her father on an album. And Jacqui and Dame Cleo introduce some of their favourite tracks by themselves and others.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Tue 31 Dec 2013 16:30

Music Played

  • Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth Seven

    EASY LIVING

    • Salvo.
    • BX-403.
  • Jacqui Dankworth

    It's Tomorrow's World

    Performer: Jacqui Dankworth.
    • Specific Jazz.
    • SPEC018.
  • Jacqui Dankworth

    It's Tomorrow's World

    Performer: Jacqui Dankworth.
    • Specific Jazz.
    • SPEC018.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo no. 3 in C sharp minor Op.39 for piano

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • DECCA.
    • 4174742.
  • Jacqui Dankworth

    A CERTAIN KIND OF EDEN

    • Specific Jazz.
    • SPEC018.
  • Olga Neuwirth

    American Lulu - opera in 3 acts [adapted from Berg's opera and completed]

    Performer: Jacqui Dankworth.
  • J. SHAKESPEARE/DANKWORTH

    IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOBE (TWELTH NIGHT)

    Performer: LAINE, CLEO WITH ORCH. CB JOHN DANKWORTH.
    • PHILIPS.
    • PHILIPS-6382014.
  • Rupert Holmes

    The Garden Path to Hell (from The Mystery of Edwin Drood)

    Performer: Cleo Laine.
    • Polydor.
    • 8279692.
  • Irving Berlin

    BLUE SKIES

    Performer: Ella Fitzgerald.
    • VERVE.
    • 523-321 2.
  • John Dankworth

    Prologue (from World Jazz)

    Performer: The Johnny Dankworth Big Band.
    • QNote.
    • GNT10113.
  • Dame Cleo Laine

    Alone with myself (from Colette)

    • Stage Door.
    • STAGE 9021.
  • Jacqui Dankworth

    THE MAN

    Composer: John Dankworth. Performer: Jacqui Dankworth.
    • Specific Jazz.
    • SPEC014.
  • John Dankworth

    Fugue (from World Jazz)

    Performer: The Johnny Dankworth Big Band.
    • QNote.
    • GNT10113.
  • John Dankworth

    Fugue (from World Jazz)

    Performer: The Johnny Dankworth Big Band.
    • QNote.
    • GNT10113.
  • John Dankworth

    Fugue (from World Jazz)

    Performer: The Johnny Dankworth Big Band.
    • QNote.
    • GNT10113.
  • Cleo Laine

    WOMAN TALK

    • RCA VICTOR.
    • 74321-43215 2.

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