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Julian Joseph looks at the life and music of American saxophonist and composer Pharoah Sanders, whose collaborations included working with Sun Ra, Albert Ayler and John Coltrane.

Julian Joseph looks at the life and music of American saxophonist and composer Pharoah Sanders, whose collaborations included working with Sun Ra, Albert Ayler and John Coltrane.

Julian Joseph looks at the life and music of American saxophonist and composer Pharoah Sanders, whose collaborations included working with Sun Ra, Albert Ayler and John Coltrane.

Melody Maker's Poll Winners
This programme celebrates the phenomenon that was the Melody Maker Poll Winners competition. Julian Joseph is joined by writer and broadcaster Bob Sinfield, who navigates the listeners through a selection of tracks culled from the celebrated Melody Maker Poll Winners compilation albums, by artists such as Ronnie Scott, Don Rendell and Johnny Dankworth.

Larry Coryell
Julian Joseph presents an appreciation of the '60s jazz guitar great, Larry Coryell. Often described as a pioneer of jazz rock, Coryall is comfortable with layers of distortion yet can also produce gentle and lyrical lines.

Julian Joseph spotlights guitarist Jim Hall, whose career took in sessions with among others, Ella Fitzgerald. Brian Priestley brings us examples of Hall's work alongside Bill Evans and Paul Desmond.

Julian Joseph talks to bandleader and composer Gerald Wilson about his writing style and his current work, which involves teaching in American universities.

Julian Joseph chats with trombonist and jazz innovator Roswell Rudd. They focus on Rudd's work with star Kora player Toumani Diabate, as well as collaborations with piano maestro Herbie Nichols.

Julian Joseph chats with trombonist and jazz innovator Roswell Rudd. They focus on Rudd's work with star Kora player Toumani Diabate, as well as collaborations with piano maestro Herbie Nichols.

Julian Joseph in conversation with writer James Wylie about the music of writer, poet, composer and pianist Gil Scott Heron, whose music takes us via Rap to undisputed R'n'B hits.

2/2. Stacey Kent celebrates the work and artistry of American tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh, whose varied career includes collaborations with Hoagy Carmichael, Lee Konitz and Lenny Tristano.

1/2. Stacey Kent celebrates the work and artistry of American tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh, whose varied career includes collaborations with Hoagy Carmichael, Lee Konitz and Lenny Tristano.

Julian Joseph in conversation with Brian Priestley, commemorating the anniversary of Charlie Parker's death, on March 12, 1955.

Julian Joseph in conversation with writer James Wylie about the music of writer, poet, composer and pianist Gil Scott Heron, whose music takes us via Rap to undisputed R'n'B hits.

Julian Joseph talk to pianist and author Brian Priestly about one of the true giants of jazz, tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

Another chance to hear Julian Joseph talking to writer and broadcaster Bob Sinfield about the history of trombonist George Chisholm. Although not always fully recognised, Chisholm's diverse career included playing with Fats Waller, and the Squadronairs, and working with the BBC Variety Orchestra.

Julian Joseph in conversation with British pianist, composer and educator Michael Garrick, about his work from the 1970s to the present day.

Julian Joseph examines the recently released CD box set of the complete Miles Davis Seven Steps Sessions, 1963 to 1964.

Featuring Julian Joseph in conversation with French bass player Henri Texier.

Julian Joseph in conversation with the American jazz theorist, educator and musician George Russell.

Another chance to hear Julian Joseph in conversation with two illustrious members of the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band, electric bassist John Lee, and legendary trombonist, arranger and educator Slide Hampton.

Another chance to hear Julian Joseph in conversation with American saxophonist Branford Marsalis.

To close the year, Julian Joseph salutes one of the all time great masters of the jazz piano, Oscar Peterson, who visited the UK this summer to celebrate his 80th Birthday.

Julian Joseph is joined by musician and jazz club owner Steve Rubie, to talk about the career of Jamaican born jazz flautist Harold McNair.

McNair's credentials include recordings with 1970s artists Donovan and John Martyn. His music is much in demand now, mainly due to his inventive soloing on the albums Flute and Nut and the Fence, which are featured.