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The ghettos of Kinshasa - the devastated capital of a country politically and economically adrift - are filled with many gifted, yet impoverished musicians. Their outstanding talent, humour and vital energy are their only means of survival. Amongst…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
7738
Three generations of listeners have been turned on to the music of mystic singer/ songwriter Terry Callier. During the 1960s, concerts at the "Bitter End" New York, made him a leading figure in the early folk boom. In the 1970s, recordings for Chess…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
5432

An in-depth documentary that showcases the variety of Charlie Mariano's musical universe. In the company of old friends and like-minded musicians, Mariano takes us on a journey around the globe, crossing the entire jazz landscape from Swing to Bebop…

Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
0599
Trends come and go, but 'Defunkt' will stay. 18 years ago, the trombonist Joseph Bowie transferred his ideas and musical experiences into a band concept. The result was 'Defunkt'; pulsating-funky rhythms, rocking guitars, virtuoso wind players and…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
0574
Ron Carter, Bobby Hutcherson and Joe Chambers are legends of 'Blue Note' Records. They have established themselves as forward-thinking and inventive band leaders, composers and studio musicians, astonishing audiences around the world with their…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
0578
Some critics call it Acid Jazz, others hear it as Funk Jazz with Rock and Latin influences. But they are simply a loud band with acoustic instruments playing jazz that people can dance to. With the energy of a rock band, 'Groove Collective' is an…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
0573
Playing together for the first time, this concert features today's "Young Lions", the cream of contemporary Jazz musicians. As a team of individualists, they mix new and traditional Jazz in a whole new way, playing well-known standards as well as…
Length
58 mins
Prog. No.
0577
A magnificent Christmas concert, with music ranging from motets to popular Christmas standards, performed by Leipzig's world famous boys' choir. A fascinating half-hour documentary examines the history of the choir from its foundation in the early…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
0562
The form, rhythm and tone of Rabih Abou-Khalil's music usually follow the pattern of Arabian instrumental music, but for his amazingly cosmopolitan sound Abou-Khalil has created a synthesis of Arabian music with Western classical and jazz idioms.
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
0546
ESP 2 is the true legacy of the music of Miles Davis, kept alive by his former sidemen who are now bandleaders in their own right. Together they honor the heritage of the legendary trumpet master.
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
0545