critically-acclaimed show for BBC Radio 3, began broadcasting
in April 2000. The final show went out on 9 February 2007.
The hour-long weekly programme, written and presented by Julian,
the entire history of jazz from its earliest beginnings right
up to the present day.
week, Julian focused on a particular artist, showcasing their
life and work.
show also featured unique material from the BBC archives,
as well as conversations with jazz musicians and critics.
rare and very special element of the programme were Julian's
interviews with some of the greatest names in jazz. These
Shorter, McCoy Tyner, John Scofield, Michael Brecker, Pat
Metheny, Branford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Joe Lovano, Ray
Brown, Oscar Peterson, Billy Cobham, Ramsey Lewis, Jimmy Smith
and Ahmad Jamal.
also featured individual bands or specific periods in an artist's
career, such as the Miles Davis Quintet from the '50s and
'60s, and the various Ellington band projects over four decades.
of many of the Jazz Legends shows are archived
on the BBC
website. You can also still listen to many of Julian's
interviews. Click here
for more info.
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