A century after the first jazz recordings, how has jazz been received in the UK?
The Wire's Clarke Peters reveals a surprising musical history from a century ago.
Clarke Peters continues his surprising history of black music in Europe.
Kevin Le Gendre investigates the role of jazz in post World War II Britain.
An exploration of electronic music, Jonathan Harvey.
Sally Marlow investigates why many jazz musicians turned to heroin in the post-war period.
Can the Rev Richard Coles write a new power ballad to rival Total Eclipse of The Heart?
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.
Cerys Matthews and Tris Penna consider the legacy of the UK's first gramophone records.
Charles Hazlewood explores Milhaud's La Creation du Monde and Ibert's Divertissement.
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.
Charles Hazlewood reveals how dance music has inspired great works.
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 1960s Ireland.
Kate Mossman tells the story of the long-overlooked female pop and rock writers of the 60s
Ben Wardle considers the appeal of the wild men of rock for for advertisers