A century after the first jazz recordings, how has jazz been received in the UK?
Kevin Le Gendre investigates the role of jazz in post World War II Britain.
Composer Kris Bowers meets Shimon, a robot that can improvise live music
Musician Paul Purgas investigates the lost history of India’s electronic avant-garde.
An exploration of electronic music, Jonathan Harvey.
Sally Marlow investigates why many jazz musicians turned to heroin in the post-war period.
Bruce Springsteen is turning 70; rock’s gods are aging. Who can replace them?
An exploration of the rich and surprising history of jazz in Japan.
Charles Hazlewood explores Milhaud's La Creation du Monde and Ibert's Divertissement.
David Owen Norris and pianist Ashley Wass consider how Mozart improvised at the piano.
Jazz saxophonist Nubya Garcia travels to Addis Ababa for an Ethio jazz collaboration.
When American modern jazz met the French New Wave in 1950s and 60s Paris.
What's the relationship between religion and hip hop? Robert Beckford and guests discuss.
Julian Joseph discusses improvisation at the 2008 London Jazz Festival.
A journey up the Mississippi with Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
Marybeth Hamilton recalls an extraordinary 1938 interview with Jelly Roll Morton.
Writer Tej Adeleye meets London’s new generation of jazz musicians.
Sean Rocks discovers how soul music and blues first gained an audience in 1960's Ireland.
Ben Wardle considers the appeal of the wild men of rock for for advertisers