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John Wilson, Gwilym Simcock

Claire Martin is joined by conductor John Wilson, who talks about his orchestra's tour celebrating the music of Cole Porter. Plus concert music performed by pianist Gwilym Simcock.

Claire Martin interviews conductor John Wilson in advance of a tour with his orchestra celebrating the music of Cole Porter, marking the 50th anniversary of the composer's death, and previews tracks from the John Wilson Orchestra's new album 'Cole Porter in Hollywood'. Plus solo concert music from pianist Gwilym Simcock recorded at this year's Scarborough Jazz Festival.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Cole Porter

    Begine The Beguine

    Performer: John Wilson Orchestra.
    • Cole Porter in Hollywood.
    • Warner Classics 8256 46276806.
  • Alter, arr. Frank Griffith

    My Kinda Love

    Performer: Tina May.
    • My Kinda Love.
    • Hep Jazz HEPCD 2101.
  • Jesse Bannister

    Puriya

    Performer: Jesse Bannister, Zoe Rahman, Seb Rochford, Kenny Higgins.
    • Playout.
    • United Sounds.
  • Alison Rayner

    Mr Stanley II

    Performer: Alison Rayner Quintet.
    • August.
    • Blow The Fuse Records BTF 1411CD.
  • Stanley Clarke

    Bass Folk Song #13: Mingus

    Performer: Stanley Clarke.
    • Up.
    • Mack Avenue MAC 1083.
  • Trish Clowes

    Chorale

    Performer: Trish Clowes, BBC Concert Orchestra,.
    • Pocket Compass.
    • Basho Records SRCD 45-2.
  • Interview with John Wilson

    • Cole Porter

      Begine The Beguine

      Performer: John Wilson Orchestra.
      • Cole Porter in Hollywood.
      • Warner Classics 8256 46276806.
    • Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz

      By Myself

      Performer: Ruby Braff, Dick Hyman.
      • Play Nice Tunes.
      • Arbors Records ARCD 19141.
    • Cole Porter

      It's Alright With Me

      Performer: John Wilson Orchestra.
      • Cole Porter in Hollywood.
      • Warner Classics 8256 46276806.
  • Geoff Warren

    Up and Around

    Performer: Geoff Warren.
    • The Quartet Album.
    • FMR Records FMRCD 375-0714.
  • Charles Davis

    Copenhagen

    Performer: Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra, Louis Armstrong.
    • Young Satchmo.
    • Upbeat URCD 256.
  • Ray Davis

    Tired of Waiting For You

    Performer: Bill Frisell.
    • Guitar In The Space Age.
    • Okeh 88430 74612.
  • BBC Recording - Recorded at the Scarborough Jazz Festival 2014

    • Gwilym Simcock

      Renaissance Refrain

      Performer: Gwilym Simcock.
    • Kenny Wheeler

      Everyone's Song But My Own

      Performer: Gwilym Simcock.
  • Assaf Kahati

    Song for Saba

    Performer: Assaf Kehati Trio.
    • Naked.
    • AKJazz 88295 12136.

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