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Two Pianists, five podcasts, one subject.Series 1 on pianist Sonny Clark.

2-5-1 Simon Whiteside and Nicholas Tomalin

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Two Pianists, five podcasts, one subject.Series 1 on pianist Sonny Clark.

    2-5m-1-S1E20-Book Review But Beautiful

    2-5m-1-S1E20-Book Review But Beautiful

    Simon & Nick talk about a book they both enjoyed reading. But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer

    • 5 min
    2-5m-1-S1E19-Hod OBrien

    2-5m-1-S1E19-Hod OBrien

    Who was Hod O'Brien? In this episode Nick introduces Simon to a pianist he feels deserves wider recognition.

    • 5 min
    2-5m-1-S1E17-The Cabaret Card

    2-5m-1-S1E17-The Cabaret Card

    In this episode Nick and Simon discuss the Cabaret Card and it's impact on the New York jazz scene of the 1940's and 50's.

    • 5 min
    2-5Q-1-S1E2-Paul Pace

    2-5Q-1-S1E2-Paul Pace

    Nick And Simon visited Paul Pace at Ronnie Scotts and asked him these 5 questions
    1. Could you tell us about the history of the Spice of Life jazz club. How did it come about, what were the early days like etc2. What is your involvement with the club now and what are some of the challenges involved in running a jazz club at this time.  3. How did you become involved with Ronnie Scott's jazz club 4. What does your work at Ronnies involve today.   5. Could you reflect on the jazz scene in the UK today. What do you feel are the challenges it faces, and how do you see the future.Find out what his answers were.

    • 30 min
    2-5m-1-S1E16- Can You Hear Me at the Back?- Amplification and Jazz

    2-5m-1-S1E16- Can You Hear Me at the Back?- Amplification and Jazz

    Can You Hear Me at the Back?

    Nick and Simon lay out the development of amplification, and how it has been used in jazz.

    • 5 min
    2-5m-1-S1E15-Jive Talk

    2-5m-1-S1E15-Jive Talk

    Salutations solid gone gators, Nick and Simon beat their gums to give you the swingformation on Jive talk. They are putting it down and you better pick up on it, so tune on in and get your signal right. Hey gate! put down that giggle water we don't want no gin mill cowboys here, so agitate the gravel jack, only Ding Dong Daddies and Dungaree Dolls hip to the jive welcome.  If you dug our episode on nicknames, a few hair cuts on the back beat now, this will fry your wig, 'cause this is the most to say the least.

    If you understood all that you are one copasetic shape in a drape! if not you may need to translate with Straight from the fridge dad

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Lc4p ,

These two know what they are talking about

I found this series very informative.

JazzPianist43 ,

This is interesting

Although this is about jazz, I found it interesting. (Who likes jazz?).

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