Melly's Jazz Pioneers

George Melly presents a six-part series profiling great jazz figures.


01The Jury Is Still Out20020305

The reality of Storyville and the myth and music of New Orleans.

02King Oliver20020312

A profile of the cornet player and composer whose band was one of the greatest in early jazz.

03Sidney Bechet20020319

A profile of the clarinettist and soprano sax player who became an icon in France.

04Clarence Williams20020326

A profile of the pianist, singer and musical entrepreneur.

05Johnny Dodds20020402

A profile of the clarinettist and sax player.

06 LASTEarl `fatha' Hines20020409

A profile of the influential pianist and singer.