Next broadcast Sun, 22 Jul 18:00
Marlow FM's Jazz & Blues show goes out every Sunday night between 6 and 8pm presented by Michael Eagleton. Most of the music played comes from his extensive personal record collection. He's of the opinion that a jazz show on a local radio station shouldn't be too 'specialist' and should be entertaining to a casual audience as well as to dedicated jazz lovers. Thus all of his content is easily accessible and fairly lightweight, the emphasis being on both swing and melody, plus plenty of vocals.
Michael's own personal favourites are Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Art Pepper, Charlie Parker and any of the Big Bands. He's run the Marlow Jazz Club for 36 years and as a result counts many of the world's top jazzmen amongst his friends. Recordings from The Club are sometimes featured with the musicians' permission, and there's always news of other local gigs. Also a fan of classic comedy, Michael usually finds room for a 'Fun Spot' in the show.
If you've never got to grips with jazz or the blues, tune in one Sunday night and you might be in for a life-changing experience!
Sunday 22nd: Back live after a pre-record last week (sorry!) The "Concert Section" will include parts of the notorious George Melly & The Feetwarmers 1970s recording at Ronnie Scott's Club set up by Warner Bros before an invited audience. Unwisely they made it "all drinks on the house" for both band and audience, and things became chaotic and some songs had to be re-recorded in a studio. However the early bits included some marvellous music. Will I include the very risqué "Nuts"? Well I might. Don't miss it!
Thu, 19 Jul 18:33