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Dizzy Reece

UK pianist Trevor Watkis leads a session in homage to the pioneering Jamaican-born hard bop trumpeter, Dizzy Reece. Plus, musical insights from innovative trumpeter Jaimie Branch.

UK pianist Trevor Watkis leads a live session celebrating the music of the Jamaican-born, hard bop trumpet pioneer, Dizzy Reece. Over the years Watkis has forged a strong relationship with Reece, who arrived on the HMS Windrush aged 17 and whose rich career has included work with trumpet great Donald Byrd and the UK saxophonist Ronnie Scott. 

London born Watkis has been a key player on the London scene since the 90s and is strongly influenced by his own Jamaican heritage. His Dizzy Reece project seeks to honour Dizzy Reece’s accomplishments and celebrate West Indians who departed the Caribbean on the Windrush.

Plus, musical insights from innovative composer and trumpeter Jamie Branch, a leading light in Chicago’s improvised jazz scene. Her debut album, Fly or Die was met with critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Plus, presenter Julian Joseph plays a selection of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

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    Con Man - Live in Session for J to Z 2019

  • Rymden

    Bergen

    • Reflections & Odysseys.
    • Jazzland Recordings.
  • Nguyen Le Quartet

    Swing a Ming

    • Stream.
    • ACT.
  • Dizzy Reece & Ronnie Scott

    Scrapple From The Apple

    • A New Star.
    • Jasmine Music.
  • The Routes In Jazz Quintet

    The Rake - Live in Session for J to Z 2019

  • The Routes In Jazz Quintet

    Ahmed - Live in Session for J to Z 2019

  • Harold McNair

    Mento

    • Flute and Nut.
    • RCA International Series.
  • Sheila Jordan

    Baltimore Oriole

    • Portrait of Sheila (Blue Note).
    • Blue Note Records.
  • Jaimie Branch

    Theme 002

    • Fly or Die.
    • International Anthem.
  • Don Cherry

    Complete Communion

    • Complete Communion.
    • Blue Note Records.
  • Chicago Underground Duo

    Micro Exit

    • Axis and Alignment.
    • Thrill Jockey.
  • Tortoise

    Seneca

    • Standards.
    • Thrill Jockey.
  • Willie Colón

    Pa Colombia

  • The Routes In Jazz Quintet

    Stargazing - Live in Session for J to Z 2019

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