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Jazz

‘Buena Vista Social Club’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

This album is named after a members-only club that was opened in Havana in pre-Castro times, a period of unbelievable musical activity in Cuba. Check out this playlist of music that inspired the album.

Fela Kuti ‘Gentleman’ & ‘Zombie’ with Rikki Stein and Colleen ‘Cosmo’...

Nigerian icon Fela Kuti pioneered Afrobeat and was a political and social renegade. He also led a life and had an impact that was uniquely singular. Listen to the story and music.

De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ Legacy Playlist

A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, Digable Planets, Camp Lo and many more were inspired by the jazz-influenced sounds of De La Soul. Check out this playlist of music that was inspired by De La Soul.

Gary Crosby OBE on Charles Mingus ‘The Black Saint and The...

'The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady', consisting of a single continuous composition— partially written as a ballet, is under the microscope with Gary Crosby OBE and Tina Edwards.

Nubya Garcia on Wayne Shorter ‘The Soothsayer’

Mercury Prize nominee Nubya Garcia joins Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy for a deep dive into a jazz masterpiece, Wayne Shorter's iconic 'The Soothsayer'.

My Classic Album

Sixteen video streams featuring a diverse range of both established and up & coming artists funded by The Arts Council of England.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2021: Herbie Hancock ‘Head Hunters’

Almost fifty years since its release, Head Hunters is an open invitation to pay close attention, to pick up on details we may have missed on the last listen, and to come back time and time again.    

Billie Holiday ‘Lady in Satin’ with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

This was the last album to be released in Lady Day's lifetime and one that saw her return to full orchestral arrangements with a poignantly matured voice. Listen to the story and music.

Skin on Etta James & Nina Simone: The Montreux Years

Skin joins Colleen to discuss Nina Simone and Etta James, two iconic women who faced unbelievable challenges yet still managed to be musical game-changers and incendiary performers.

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