We hope you have been enjoying Jamie’s Radio 2 show since the launch in April. So far Jamie has brought you some fantastic guests, including interviews with Ramsey Lewis, Robert Glasper, Abdullah Ibrahim and fantastic live sessions from Polar Bear and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Last Tuesday, Kyle Eastwood performed tracks from his latest album Metropolitan and talked about the influence his father had on his musical tastes in a live session recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studios. In addition, Jamie selected South African jazz songs as part of the World Cup fever that many nations are currently experiencing.
Don’t forget the show is broadcast every Tuesday from 7-8pm on BBC Radio 2, plus a weekly podcast you can download on iTunes, here.
Here’s what you can expect over the next couple of weeks:
Jamie selects a Ted Heath Orchestra session from the BBC archives recorded for the Jazz club in 1970. Meanwhile, continuing in the spirit of the World Cup, he revisits previously unheard sections of his Abdullah Ibrahim interview.
Post bop jazz saxophonist and flautist Kenny Garrett talk about his time working with Miles Davis and the story behind some of his tunes. He plays some of the tracks from his last album, Sketches Of MD Live At the Iridium, featuring Pharoah Sanders and tells the stories behind those tunes. In the meantime Jamie showcases his love for all types of jazz, featuring some more South African recordings.
British Jazz group Empirical talk about their band ethos and their wide range of influences while playing songs from their new album. Meanwhile, Jamie selects an archive session featuring the Woody Herman Orchestra.
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