Jazz Legends, BBC Radio 3, April 2000-February 2007
   
Jazz Legends, Julian's 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, ranged across the entire history of jazz from its earliest beginnings right up to the present day.

Each week, Julian focused on a particular artist, showcasing their life and work.

The show also featured unique material from the BBC archives, as well as conversations with jazz musicians and critics.

A rare and very special element of the programme were Julian's interviews with some of the greatest names in jazz. These included Wayne 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.

Programmes 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.

Details 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.

Click here to go to the Jazz Legends scrapbook.

 

 

Jazz Legends on the Web      
         
Dizzy Gillespie Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley Bill Evans Art Ensemble of Chicago Chick Corea
Miles Davis Dave Holland Joe Zawinul Charlie Parker Bobby Hutcherson
Ben Webster Ahmad Jamal Lionel Hampton Blue Mitchell Erroll Garner
Ornette Coleman John Scofield Fletcher Henderson Weather Report Don Cherry
Fats Waller Hugh Masekela Rahsaan Roland Kirk Herbie Hancock Wayne Shorter
Thelonious Monk Louis Armstrong John Coltrane Lee Morgan Johnny Dodds
King Oliver Eric Dolphy Duke Ellington Jan Garbarek Henry 'Red' Allen
Hank Jones Johnny Hodges Modern Jazz Quartet Billie Holiday Mulgrew Miller
Freddie Hubbard Django Reinhardt Kenny Kirkland McCoy Tyner Sun Ra
Sidney Bechet Michael Brecker Bing Crosby Oscar Peterson Keith Jarrett
Lester Bowie Charles Lloyd Jackie McLean Wes Montgomery Charles Mingus
Roy Haynes Yusef Lateef Sam Rivers Gil Scott-Heron Bill Frisell
Elvin Jones Tony Williams Artie Shaw Benny Golson Stan Getz
George Coleman Quincy Jones Sonny Rollins Illinois Jacquet Kenny Dorham
Art Farmer Benny Goodman Bud Powell Roy Eldridge Andrew Hill
Mary Lou Williams Joe Henderson Steve Coleman Ray Brown Jimmy Smith
Sonny Stitt Albert Ayler Lennie Tristano Tommy Flanagan Teddy Wilson
Thad Jones Abdullah Ibrahim Hank Mobley Johnny Griffin Pat Metheny
Eddie Jefferson Ella Fitzgerald Milton Nascimento Billy Higgins Benny Carter
Max Roach Dee Dee Bridgewater Barry Harris Dave Brubeck John Dankworth
John McLaughlin Roswell Rudd Gerald Wilson Michael Garrick Stan Tracey
Joe Lovano Larry Young Norma Winstone Wynton Kelly Eddie Harris
Branford Marsalis Mose Allison Ramsey Lewis George Russell John Kirby
James Williams Henri Texier Lennie Niehaus Jacques Loussier Chick Webb
Jimmy Heath Jaco Pastorius Clifford Brown Stan Kenton Billy Cobham
Donald Byrd Horace Silver George Chisholm Ken Colyer Lou Levy
Alice Coltrane Stephane Grappelli J J Johnson John Serry Herbie Mann
Willie 'The Lion' Smith Teddy Edwards Art Tatum Monty Alexander Jimmy Rushing
Lee Konitz Woody Herman Betty Carter Phil Woods Warren 'Baby' Dodds
Buddy Rich Sarah Vaughn Kenny Clarke Charlie Christian Fletcher Henderson
Giuseppe 'Joe' Venuti Herbie Nichols Earl 'Fatha' Hines James P Johnson Junior Mance
Pepper Adams Jo Jones Blossom Dearie Joe Pass Nat King Cole
Larry Coryell Archie Shepp Ronald Shannon Jackson Derek Bailey Pharoah Sanders
Jim Hall Hank Jones Ivie Anderson Dinah Washington Bix Beiderbecke
Tubby Hayes Gene Krupa Nina Simone Lester Young Sheila Jordan
Art Pepper Kenny Barron Dexter Gordon George Shearing Bob Brookmeyer
Stanley Turrentine Fats Navarro Mel Lewis Wynton Marsalis Chet Baker
Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis Toots Thielemans Tubby Hayes Frank Rosolino Cecil Taylor
Jack DeJohnette Astrud Gilberto Egberto Gismonti Maynard Ferguson Dewey Redman
Don Rendell Larry Young Gil Evans Eddie Henderson Slim Gaillard
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