Jazz Singers - Jazz Pianists?

Brian Priestley presents a series highlighting the piano work of jazz artists who are better known as singers.

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Episodes

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JF01Nat King Cole20060819

He explores the recordings of Nat King Cole, whose success in the mainstream has sometimes obscured his innovations as a pianist and improviser.

JF02Jay Mcshann20060826

He makes the case for Kansas City hero Jay McShann, a master rhythm pianist whose band launched the career of saxophonist Charlie Parker

JF03Ray Charles20060902

He unearths some hidden gems from the late Ray Charles, whose instrumental ability was central to his achievements as a popular singer.

JF04 LASTMose Allison20060909

The focus is on Mose Allison, whose distinctive
piano style draws on bebop and Delta blues.