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Jazz

The Story of Joni Mitchell ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’

“I got interested in moving away from the hit department, to the art department." - Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

Duke Ellington, The Crusaders, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Joan Baez and more to whet your appetite before listening to Mitchell's seventh studio album.

The Roots ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’ Legacy Playlist

Emphasising sparse jazz grooves and an improvisational approach, Do You Want More?!!!??! is perhaps the greatest display of jazz and hip hop combined.

This Woman’s Work: Billie Holiday ‘Lady Sings the Blues’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy takes an in-depth look at Lady Day's 1956 LP and the controversial song 'Strange Fruit' with Jose James and Paloma Faith

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.

‘Buena Vista Social Club’ with CAS Barcelona’s Alejandro Asencio

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.

‘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.

Denys Baptiste on John Coltrane ‘A Love Supreme’ at Classic Album...

The British saxophonist of 'The Late Trane' gives an in-depth analysis on the work of one of most important musicians of all time.

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