On this weeks Jamie Cullum show on BBC Radio 2 he features one of his favourite British jazz bands, London-based modern jazz outfit Empirical. They perform some music from their latest record Elements of Truth, released in 2011 on Naim Jazz.
The young quartet introduce the tracks, explaining how they take influences from outside jazz, and tell us why they love playing jazz live. You can listen again to the show on BBC iPlayer until Tuesday 21st February.
Below is a video of Jamie Cullum in conversation with Jo Wiley at the second year of BBC Introducing’s Masterclass, which supports unsigned and un-discovered artists by giving them access to, and insights from high profile musicians and industry professionals.
The event was held at the legendary Abbey Road Studio and BBC Maida Vale Studios, London and other artists there included: Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails, Wretch 32, Maverick Sabre, Friendly Fires, Magnetic Man and Frank Turner. More pictures and videos here.
British jazz composer and pianist Zoe Rahman recorded a session at the BBC Maida Vale studios for Jamie Cullum’s show for BBC Radio 2. The session features tracks from her forthcoming album ‘Kindred Spirits’.
As well as her personal music projects, Zoe Rahman works with the likes of Courtney Pine and Clark Tracey’s New Quintet plus other projects within the UK jazz scene and abroad.
Also on the show Jamie plays his usual great mix of music rooted in jazz and has a chat with Jo Wiley about BBC Introducing.
Listen again to the show on BBC iPlayer until 24th January.