The Caribbean Connection

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20070718

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Soweto Kinch explores the relationship between jazz in the West Indies and today's generation of Anglo-Caribbean players.

Several major figures in West Indian music had a huge influence on jazz in Britain, from Jamaican saxophonist Joe Harriott, to guitarist Ernest Ranglin who, like his compatriot Monty Alexander, took a hand in shaping the sounds of ska and reggae.

Soweto talks to trumpeter Harry Beckett, saxophonist Bammi Rose, and vocalist/percussionist Frank Holder about their music, and that of Dizzy Reece, Bogey Gaynair and Harold McNair.

20070719

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Soweto Kinch explores the relationship between jazz in the West Indies and today's generation of Anglo-Caribbean players.

Soweto traces the story of the musical heirs of Joe Harriott and Harold McNair, in particular the Jazz Warriors.

He hears from Courtney Pine, Bammi Rose, Gary Crosby and Jason Yarde about the renaissance in Anglo-Caribbean jazz, and looks at how Tomorrow's Warriors and Jazz Jamaica grew out of the active London jazz scene of the 1980s.

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Soweto Kinch explores the relationship between jazz in the West Indies and today's generation of Anglo-Caribbean players.

Several major figures in West Indian music had a huge effect on jazz in Britain, from Jamaican saxophonist Joe Harriott to guitarist Ernest Ranglin, who, like his compatriot Monty Alexander, was a major influence in shaping the sounds of ska and reggae.

Contributors include Harry Beckett, Bammi Rose and Frank Holder.

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Soweto Kinch explores the relationship between jazz in the West Indies and today's generation of Anglo-Caribbean players.

He traces the story of the musical heirs of Joe Harriott and Harold McNair, in particular the Jazz Warriors.

He hears from Courtney Pine, Bammi Rose, Gary Crosby and Jason Yarde about the renaissance in Anglo-Caribbean jazz and looks at how Tomorrow's Warriors and Jazz Jamaica grew out of the active London jazz scene of the 1980s.