Besides topping the charts in the 1950s, Ahmad Jamal’s piano trio recordings had a profound influence on the music of Miles Davis. Geoffrey Smith explores a relationship that surprised the critics.
Devoted to “adoration of the melody”, trumpeter-cornetist Ruby Braff forged a timeless style, at once lyrical, fluent and personal. Geoffrey Smith highlights some classic recordings from his fifty-year career.
Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz, a personal journey taking in great musicians and great music.