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Jazz for Absolute Beginners

Jazz writer and broadcaster Kevin Legendre and Claire Martin introduce listeners to the kind of jazz accessible even to absolute beginners.

Jazz writer and broadcaster Kevin Legendre and Claire Martin with the kind of jazz music which is accessible even to an absolute beginner. Kevin leads Claire through the tracks which opened up the world of jazz for him. Expect to hear music from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, from Quincy Jones right up to the present day with Rudresh Mahanthappa.

55 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Jan 2016 15:00

Music Played

  • Quincy Jones and His Orchestra

    Theme From The Pink Panther

    • Straight No Chaser, The Many Faces Of Quincy Jones.
    • Universal Jazz.
    • 17.
  • The Count Basie Orchestra

    Rock A Bye Basie

    • The Count Basie Story.
    • EMI.
    • 11.
  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five

    West End Blues

    • Universal Music Publishing Group: 20th Century Pop 1925-1977.
    • 17.
  • Charlie Parker

    Be Bop

    • The Original Bird: The Best Of Charlie Parker 1944-1949.
    • Savoy Jazz.
    • 15.
  • Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

    Blues Backstage

    • Improvisations For The Human Voice.
    • √Čl / El Records.
    • 19.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    How High The Moon

    • Hello, Dolly!.
    • Verve.
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers


    • A Day With Art Blakey.
    • Early Bird.
    • 4.
  • The Ramsey Lewis Trio

    The In Crowd (Bohemian Caverns, 1965)

    • The Greatest Hits Of Ramsey Lewis.
    • MCA Records.
    • 1.
  • Return to Forever

    What Game Shall We Play Today?

    • Light As A Feather.
    • Verve.
  • Miles Davis

    Backyard Ritual

    • Tutu.
    • Warner Bros Masters.
    • 5.
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa

    On The DL

    • Bird Calls.
    • ACT.