Playing tracks by
Chic, Janelle Monae, Will.I.Am, Fergie, Peggy Lee and more.
Originally broadcast Thursday 7th August 7-9pm- Hour 1: Songs influenced by Jazz
Rock at its more wild and unfettered end has always felt closer to Jazz – with the likes of Can, Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra blurring the lines between the two genres. This week, however, we are not exploring the beard, woolly jumper and Take Five territory but seeing how Jazz has shown up in mainstream music including The Beatles, Chic. Will.I.Am and even David Bowie. Even The Allman Brother southern rock gods got in one the act with two tracks 21 years apart. We’ll be playing the Bonzos, Bruce Springsteen, Robbie Williams, Peggy Lee and the Fleet Foxes. It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.