Pee Wee's Blues

Michael Pointon marks the centenary of Pee Wee Russell's birth with a short series on his highly influential and underrated career as a jazz clarinettist.

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JF0120060325

From the beginnings to the famous Nicksieland Club years in New York.

JF02 LAST20060401

This programme contains a rare taped interview with Pee Wee. In the second part of his career, he showed that he was open to some aspects of modernism.