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On this edition I salute one of the Beatles groundbreaking album and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with a selection of tracks from the album covered, rearranged and recorded by Jazz artists. You camn hear Bill Frisell, the Count Basie Orchestra, Django Bates and the Frankfurt Big Band, Collin Towns and the NDR Big Band, Wes Montgomery, Brad Mehldau and David Liebman. Quite a "jazzy" Hearts Club Band.

On this episode you will hear from Dudley Moore Trio, Lee Morgan, Pat Coldrick, Austin Durack, Josh Johnston, George Melly, Monty Sunshine & more.

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Piano special this time with Dominic Reilly guesting. We also paid tribute to the late Brian Smyth who ran JJ Smyths jazz venue for many years prior to it being sold earlier in 2017. Rest in peace Brian.

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On this edition I pay tribute to saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist Eric Dolphy who tragically died in Berlin on the 29th of June 1964 at the young age of 36, his influence still immensely felt in Jazz today. You can hear some of his most important recordings, music recorded in the final days of his life and his influence on a new generation of progressive musicians.

Tubby Hayes Quintet, Ella Fitzgerald, Ramsey Lewis, Steve Waterman, George Melly & more. Jazz Mine.

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Jazz Mine is a play on jasmine which is one possible originator in respect of JAZZ as a description of the music being featured on this weekly show. Jazz keeps developing so the intention is to keep the focus on newer stuff with many forays into the Jazz Mines to illustrate past jazz musical triumphs.

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