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.
Cerys Matthews and Tris Penna consider the legacy of the UK's first gramophone records.
Stephen Johnson and Martin Carthy explore Grainger and Vaughan Williams.
Christopher Maltman debates the place of folk song in the classical recital repertoire.
Mark Radcliffe travels from Greenhead near Hadrian's Wall to the village of Kirk Yetholm.
Sally Marlow investigates why many jazz musicians turned to heroin in the post-war period.
An exploration of the rich and surprising history of jazz in Japan.
Reflect on more than a decade of music making and the state of contemporary folk music.
Lucy Duran is in Kenya to record the Massai singing about the dangers of cattle raiding.
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.
Folk musician Rosie Hood talks about her songs inspired by Wiltshire.
Marybeth Hamilton recalls an extraordinary 1938 interview with Jelly Roll Morton.
Sam Lee celebrates the song collectors who have fought to save folk music from extinction.
Writer Tej Adeleye meets London’s new generation of jazz musicians.
The makers of War Horse discuss their use of folk songs