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On New Year’s Day we will play the top ten classic jazz albums in full without any interruptions.  Throughout 2015, Giants of Jazz Radio has been compiling a list of the 100 greatest classic jazz albums, partly based on suggestions from listeners.  Alan Bramwell, Station Manager said, “In a station survey recently one listener suggested we should play entire albums, so we thought we’d try it out by playing the entire top ten without interruptions on 1st January 2016, between 10am and 6pm.  You’ll be able to hear albums by John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Eric Dolphy and many others.”

What do you thinkThank you if you recently took part in our survey. More than 20 people did and the main comments were;

80% of you listened daily via PC or internet radio

Features about the history of jazz and classic tracks were well liked, but 40% wanted to hear more contemporary tracks and about 20% wanted more blues and a few wanted more soul.

A small number of listeners are interested in getting involved including writing content for the website, producing playlist and being involved in promotion. We received many positive general comments which we will add to the listeners comments off the website.

One of the failings of the survey was we didn’t ask for the details of the people who were willing to get more involved. So please get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with you offers of help. Thank you

Giants of Jazz Radio is interested in gaining your feedback on the station, your listening habits and ways you want us to improve. Please complete this brief survey to help us understand you're thoughts and wishes.

Click on this link for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KJZ8D7N

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As a Christmass treat, classic jazz fans, are being offered a chance to make their own show and choose all their favourite tracks. To apply send us your reason for listening to Giants of Jazz Radio.  Send your replies to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The best ones will get their chance to produce a show. 

Giants of Jazz Radio have more listeners than ever before.  October was a particularly good month with more than 4000 people lisening through the month.  Keep sending in your comments and feedback along with any suggestion you might have for favourite musicians or tracks we should play..

 

 

Count Basie in Rhythm and Blues RevueCount Basie was one of the important and influential Big Band leaders in the history of jazz. As Albert Murry said in Basie’s autobiography in 1985 “Nowhere else have blues musicians ever been more firmly dedicated to the proposition that "it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing" than in Kansas City in the early 1930s. What they were playing was, above all else, good-time, honky-tonk, dance-hall music for people to stomp away their troubles, etc. This is the source of the Basie sound”.

During a very long career many great musicians played alongside him and the size of his orchestra varied as styles and economies dictated. On Giants of Jazz Radio we’re playing material Basie recorded in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. During this time he was touring constantly and producing some of best recorded work and worked with greats like Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Rushing and Lester Young. Listen out to shows on Giants of Jazz Radio playing the best in Basie.

Radio CardiffYou can regularly hear shows produced by Radio Cardiff's Jazz presenter Rhys Phillips including "A Beginners Guide" featuring some of the jazz greats including Chet Baker and Nat King Cole.

2 coltrane alovesupremeA new show decidated to the music of John Coltrane is now available on Giants of Jazz Radio.  His influence spans many genres and musicians and considering he was only 41 when he died, he left us a major body of work for fans to enjoy. We are proud to play a broad range of his work on this station.

Radio.coSince 2012 we have been hosted by Wavestreaming, an international  provider of  services for internet radio stations.  From the 25th August 2015 we're moving to Radio.Co, a newly formed company in the UK. This means we'll have a different URL (Uniform Resource Locator) and you may lose our output from regular locations. We're updating as much as we can, so hopefully nothing will change.  If we do disapear go to the listen section of this website for specific details on how to find us or alternatively contact us.  

summerWhat are your top five classic jazz tunes that would make your summer.  Let us know and we'll include them to the playlist.

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