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Jamie Cullum is joined by afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, who talks about learning to drum by mimicking Max Roach and working with Fela Kuti.

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's special guest is the Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. Tony talks about learning to drum from mimicking Max Roach and working with Fela Kuti. He also speaks about working with Damon Albarn on his latest record.

57 minutes

Last on

Tue 4 Nov 2014 19:00


Music Played

  • Tony Allen

    Go Back (feat. Damon Albarn)

    • Jazz Village.
  • Tony Allen


    • Honest Jon's Records.
  • Tony Allen & Africa 70


  • Tony Allen

    Boat Journey

    • Jazz Village.
  • Acker Bilk

    Bei Mir Bist Du Schön

    • Lake.
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

    A Night In Tunisia

    • Blue Note.
  • Booker Ervin

    Mr Wiggles

    • SAVOY.
  • Gene Krupa

    Drum Boogie

  • Jarrod Lawson


    • Dome Records.
  • Max Roach

    Almost Like Me

    • Atlantic.
  • Paul White

    In A Silent Way

    • Unreleased.
  • Jason Rebello

    Dolphin Dance

    • BMG.
  • Archie Shepp & Family Of Percussion

    Here Comes The Family

    • Någarå.
  • Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm

    Potato Mash

    • Ace.


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