Ken Clarke’s Jazz Greats

Former UK finance minister Ken Clarke has presented a number of radio series profiling great jazz musicians. I’ve just noticed that the latest edition is on one of Jazzorama’s favourties, Cannonball Adderley. Remarkably, it’s the eighth series from Ken – I love finding out that politicians have interests outside the corridors of power.

Go here on the BBC Radio 4 website to hear the programme on Cannonball (be quick as it’s only online for the next four days). Next week’s Ken Clarke’s Jazz Great is that epitome of West Coast Cool, Chet Baker.

Here’s the Cannonball Adderley sextet in action from 1963

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