Playing tracks by
Wynton Marsalis, Courtney Pine, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Ornette coleman, Joe Henderson and more.
The beat’s the thing ! Two of the finest drummers of their generation start the show: Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts (for Wynton Marsalis) and Mark Mondesir (alongside Courtney Pine), followed by a masterful performance from their spiritual guru, the legendary Mr ‘Arturo’ Blakey.
Later, Paul Motian and Tony Williams bring their own distinctive flourishes to music by Furio di Castri and Stanley Turrentine, respectively.
Elsewhere, Ornette Coleman brings peace, Joe Henderson comes out of the night and Herbie Hancock seems unable to remember quite whom it is he’s written a tune for (how embarrassing is that ?)
Modern jazz, be-bop and jazz fusion. From Blue Note to the present day and right across the world.