This week we thought we would treat you to a little preview of a special interview Jamie Cullum did recently with his favourite pianist, Ahmad Jamal! The interview will feature on Jamie’s show next Tuesday 16th April on BBC Radio 2 at 7pm.
Jamie sits down with Ahmad Jamal at the Piano at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios where they talk about his childhood growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the incredible artists that have come out of the city.
Ahmad Jamal also talks about learning the piano from an early age and even plays a childhood favourite of his, listen to the clip below to find out what it is!
They discuss how his improvisational style has evolved, his experience playing in big bands and his feelings on being sampled by hip-hop artists.
He also talks about working on his legendary Poinciana album at the Pershing Hotel nightclub.
Ahmad Jamal also talks about what it’s been like composing more new material than ever before and describes the process of making his new Grammy Award Nominated album, Blue Moon.
So tune in next Tuesday 16th April at 7pm – definitely an interview not to be missed!
This week Jamie Cullum has two beautiful session tracks from Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun.
Ane recorded them at BBC Maida Vale with her full live band – check out the photos!
Join Jamie tomorrow from 7pm on BBC Radio 2 to hear which songs Ane recorded.
tune-yards were in session this week on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show. Influenced by afro-beat, jazz and traditional folk, the group has two saxophonists together with live voice and drum looping – an amazing group to witness live!
Here are some great pictures from the session at BBC Maida Vale. Check out Merrill Garbus’ selection of loop pedals!
Catch up with the show until 20th August 2012 on BBC iPlayer.
This week on his BBC Radio 2 show, Jamie Cullum features the American jazz singer-songwriter Melody Gardot in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios.
Melody takes influence from blues, jazz and Latin music. Today she performs tracks from her latest album, The Absence, which was released in May.
Listen on demand on BBC iPlayer until Tuesday 3rd July.
This week on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show, he features UK soul singer Alice Russell, producer and musician Quantic, and their full band the Combo Bárbaro in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios. They play tracks from their first full collaborative album and one of Jamie’s favourite releases of the year so far, Look Around The Corner.
You can listen again on BBC iPlayer until Tuesday 30th May.
This week on his BBC Radio 2 show, Jamie Cullum’s guest is the American jazz-pop singer, songwriter and guitarist Curtis Stigers.
Curtis performs stripped-down tracks from his latest album Let’s Go Out Tonight, at the BBC Maida Vale Studios. Listen online until 17th April on BBC iPlayer.
Jamie also selects some of his favourite classic tracks and showcases new releases from the rising stars of the jazz world including this track from Wes Montgomery…
This week on Jamie Cullum’s jazz show, on BBC Radio 2, Get The Blessing perform a live session at the BBC Maida Vale studios. They are a jazz rock quartet from Bristol, consisting of Portishead’s rhythm section Jim Barr and Clive Deamer, saxophonist Jake McMurchie, and trumpeter Pete Judge. Listen to the show on BBC iPlayer until Tuesday 20th March.
This week on Jamie Cullum’s BBc Radio 2 show he has a BBC Maida Vale session with the Israeli bassist, composer and singer Avishai Cohen. Avishai’s music is heavily influenced by Middle Eastern grooves and African-American musical idioms, and he has performed and recorded with the likes of Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin.
For the session Avishai Cohen performs songs from his latest album, Seven Seas, in a trio alongside Amir Bresler and Omri Mor.
Listen to the session on BBC iPlayer until Tuesday 20th March.