Syncopation, blue notes and the sound of surprise.
The first of two programmes in which Geoffrey Smith explores the influences classical music and jazz have had on each other.
In this programme we look at how the new sound-world of jazz inspired classical composers such as Ravel, Copland and Stravinsky.
"Jazz is an idiom not to be limited to a mere song and chorus." - Gershwin
In this, the second of two programmes, Geoffrey Smith examines how jazz musicians such as Duke Ellington, Keith Jarrett and Donald Lambert have been inspired by classical music.