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'News: Jazz Radio Listings: March 1992' by Grant Goddard

'News: Jazz Radio Listings: March 1992' by Grant Goddard

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News about forthcoming jazz radio programmes in the UK, written by Grant Goddard in March 1992 for Jazz Express magazine.
News about forthcoming jazz radio programmes in the UK, written by Grant Goddard in March 1992 for Jazz Express magazine.

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BBC RADIO 2 [88-90.2 FM] series SIX SILVER STRINGS (Thu 10pm) finishes its run with Johnny Smith, Stan Getz and veteran jazz guitarist George Van Epps (5th Mar); Ivor Mairants and Martin Taylor (12th); John Lee Hooker, Ry Cooder , George Benson and The Count Basie Orchestra (19th); Ledbelly, Wes Montgomery and David Grisman (26th). JAZZ PARADE (Mon-Fri night 12.05-12.35am) has concert recordings by Dizzy Gillespie (24/25th Mar) and Chick Corea (31st/1st); sessions by The All-Star British Jazz Band (2nd), Chris Biscoe (4th), Janisch Carmello (11th), Barbara Thompson & The Bruce Thompson Trio (18th), The Colville Collection (23rd); interviews with Joe Temperley (3rd), Marion Montgomery (10th), Wally Faulks (17th). Seven concerts at London's Jazz Café this month are being recorded for broadcast on consecutive Wednesdays in May/Jun. VOICES (Sat night 12.05-1am) presenter Dave Gelly spotlights Hoagy Carmichael (7th Mar), Johnny Mercer (21st) and Tony Bennett (28th). THE SOUND OF SINATRA (Sat 4-5pm) is a 13-part retrospective starting 28th Mar by American DJ Sid Mark, who has presented programmes exclusively about Frank for 35 years on over 100 radio stations. ROBERT CUSHMAN'S SONGBOOK (Tue 8-9pm) is a new six-part series starting 24th Mar that explores Cushman's perspective on the history of American popular song. Jazz is touched upon and artists include Sinatra, Hoagy Carmichael and Nina Simone. BBC RADIO 3 [90.2-92.4 FM] has given up its crackly AM channel in preparation for a new national commercial radio station. OUTSIDE IN FESTIVAL (Mon 10.30-11.30pm) on 9th Mar showcases Peter King and The Julian Joseph Quartet (including Jean Toussaint) recorded at Crawley last year. MONDAY JAZZ CONCERT (Mon 10-11.30pm) on 23rd Mar promises an unmissable performance by Geri Allen, accompanied by Charlie Hadden and Paul Motian, plus The Louis Sclavis Quartet. THE HONKY TONK MAN (Fri 6.30-7pm) profiles legendary American blues pianists: Walter Roland who wrote about the poverty and disaster of The Depression (6th Mar), Chicago men Cripple Clarence Lofton (13th) and Jimmy Yancey (20th), and Big Maceo whose right arm was tragically paralysed by a stroke (27th). BBC BRISTOL, CORNWALL, DEVON, SOMERSET, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GUERNSEY, JERSEY, SOLENT, WILTSHIRE. On 25th Mar, The Bruce Boardman Trio and Michael Hashim are in session on Chris Walker's JAZZ SOUNDS (Wed 8.05-9.25pm). BBC WORLD SERVICE [648 AM & SW] takes the JAZZ SCENE quiz (Tue 12.30-1am & 8.30-9am) to Ronnie Scott's new Birmingham club (2nd & 9th Mar) with guests Bob Wilber, Oliver Jones and Ken Rattenbury. Then back to Ronnie's London branch (16th) with Acker Bilk, Campbell Burnap and George Coleman; and up the road to the 100 Club (23rd) with Humphrey Lyttleton, George Melly, Tommy Burton and … Ronnie Scott. JAZZ FM [London 102.2 FM] continues THE MARTINI HOUR LIVE FROM RONNIE SCOTT'S (Sun 3-4pm) with recordings of Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Leroy Osbourne (1st Mar), Cedar Walton & Ian Shaw (8th), Judith Owen (15th), Dave Holland & Art Porter (22nd), Andy Sheppard (29th). SPECIAL WEEKENDS spotlight specific artists with lots of their music and related
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competition prizes throughout Sat/Sun. Nat King Cole (7/8th Mar), Quincy Jones (14/15th), Sarah Vaughan (21/22nd), Eric Clapton (28/29th). WEST SOUND RADIO [Ayr/Dumfries 96.7, 97.2 FM & 1035 AM] has moved George Crockett's JAZZ RECORD PROGRAMME to a new slot on Sunday 10pm-midnight.

[First published as 'Jazz In March' in Jazz Express magazine, March 1992]

Grant Goddard is a media analyst / radio specialist / radio consultant with thirty years of experience in the broadcasting industry, having held senior management and consultancy roles within the commercial media sector in the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. Details at http://www.grantgoddard.co.uk

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