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The Anne Dudley Interview - Artist of Noise

The Anne Dudley Interview - Artist of Noise

July 5, 2022

Film composer, arranger, producer and performer, Anne Dudley is a multi-talented and critically acclaimed musician. This interview was originally recorded for Niles’ BBC Radio 2 documentary, “Richard Niles’ History of Pop Arranging”.

Beginning as a session musician and arranger for Producer Trevor Horn she worked with him on hits for ABC, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and Malcolm McClaren. She was a founding member of the Art of Noise whose hits included Close to the Edit, The Seduction of Claude Debussy, and Kiss featuring Tom Jones. In conversation with composer Richard Niles she discusses all this and more.

She has composed and produced soundtracks for dozens of award-winning films and television shows. 

The Anne Dudley Interview - Artist of Noise

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Dave Weckl Drum Legend Rare 2003 Interview

Dave Weckl Drum Legend Rare 2003 Interview

June 21, 2022

In 2003 I interviewed Dave Weckl, a drummer whose unique talent and fire had won him induction into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2000. His performances with Paul Simon, George Benson, Michel Camilo, Robert Plant, Dave Grusin, Mike Stern and Anthony Jackson brought him public acclaim. But with his dynamic contribution to the Chick Corea Elektric Band and the Akoustic Band (1985 to 1991) Weckl became a jazz icon.

In this interview, Weckl discusses his development, the influence of Steve Gadd, playing in complex meters, his sonic concepts, the use of computers, and his work with Chick Corea. He also talked about his albums as a leader and composer, revealing a thinking musician who blends razor sharp precision with passion. Don’t miss this chance to chat to one of the greatest drummers of all time – Dave Weckl!

Dave Weckl Drum Legend Rare 2003 Interview

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Time Out with DAVE BRUBECK – Rare 2003 INTERVIEW with Take Five Legend

Time Out with DAVE BRUBECK – Rare 2003 INTERVIEW with Take Five Legend

June 15, 2022

Dave Brubeck, designated a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, was one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds.

With a career that spanned over six decades, his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation.

When I heard Brubeck would be in London for a series of concerts, I immediately booked an interview for the BBC as part of my series, “The New Jazz Standards”.

He talks about his early, experimental Octet, studies with Darius Milhaud, his musical influences, how “cool” jazz isn’t cool at all, and how his admirers included Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton.

He also tells some very amusing stories about his dear friend and brilliant musical partner, Paul Desmond. This was so much fun, and I’m so happy to bring you this rare interview with a very nice musical giant who always did everything in his own sweet way -Dave Brubeck

Time Out with DAVE BRUBECK – Rare 2003 INTERVIEW with Take Five Legend

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Stan Kenton and the birth of the progressive jazz sound - Rare Interview!

Stan Kenton and the birth of the progressive jazz sound - Rare Interview!

June 7, 2022

From the ARCHIVE, Richard Niles’ documentary on Progressive Jazz bandleader STAN KENTON. Not only is there a rare interview with Kenton himself but Niles interviews his daughter, acclaimed author LESLIE KENTON who discusses her father’s concepts. Kenton was a committed innovator who, for forty years, pushed jazz forward in harmony, composition, orchestration, and featured the work of gifted arrangers such as Pete Rugolo, Johnny Richards, musicians Stan Getz, Art Pepper, Conti Candoli, and singers Anita O’Day and June Christy.

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Stan Kenton and the birth of the progressive jazz sound - Rare Interview!

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PAUL WESTON & JO STAFFORD - The Father of Mood Music - Rare Interview

PAUL WESTON & JO STAFFORD - The Father of Mood Music - Rare Interview

May 29, 2022

My 2002 BBC Radio 2 documentary from my series, “The Arrangers”, featured mood music king PAUL WESTON and his wife, singer JO STAFFORD talking about their career and working with JOHNNY MERCER, MARGARET WHITING, and a special feature on their comedy duo Jonathan & Darlene Edwards. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear these unique interviews!

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PAUL WESTON & JO STAFFORD - The Father of Mood Music - Rare Interview

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ROBERT FARNON - Rare Interview - Symphonys, Singers and Sinatra!

ROBERT FARNON - Rare Interview - Symphonys, Singers and Sinatra!

May 21, 2022

ROBERT FARNON is considered the greatest orchestral composer and arranger. In this rare 2001 interview, Richard Niles speaks to him about his career, his work with Tony Bennett, Singers Unlimited, and Frank Sinatra. A host of musical concepts from the man they called “the Governor”.

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ROBERT FARNON - Rare Interview - Symphonys, Singers and Sinatra!

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QUINCY JONES – Quincy SPEAKS - Ray, Dizzy and Frank! – RARE INTERVIEW!

QUINCY JONES – Quincy SPEAKS - Ray, Dizzy and Frank! – RARE INTERVIEW!

May 16, 2022

My 2002 BBC Radio 2 documentary from my series, “The Arrangers”, featured QUINCY JONES himself, talking about his early life, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Nadia Boulanger, Frank Sinatra, and “We Are the World”! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear it from Quincy himself!

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QUINCY JONES – Quincy SPEAKS - Ray, Dizzy and Frank! – RARE INTERVIEW!

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BONEY JAMES & RICK BRAUN – Exclusive Archive Interview & Performance

BONEY JAMES & RICK BRAUN – Exclusive Archive Interview & Performance

May 8, 2022

Between 1998 and 2003 composer Richard Niles wrote and hosted the series “New Jazz Standards” for BBC Radio 2. This interview features ‘smooth jazz’ icons, saxist Boney James and trumpeter Rick Braun in conversation and performance- playing a duet on Horace Silver’s “Song For My Father”. In it, James says, “Smooth Jazz isn’t a style – it’s a radio format!”

BONEY JAMES & RICK BRAUN – Exclusive Archive Interview & Performance

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MELISSA MANCHESTER Talks Career, Singing, Songwriting and Manilow

MELISSA MANCHESTER Talks Career, Singing, Songwriting and Manilow

May 7, 2022

In this unique interview, composer Richard Niles asks GRAMMY® Award-winning legend MELISSA MANCHESTER about her vocal techniques and her songwriting with hitmakers Paul Williams, Carole Bayer Sager, Kenny Loggins, and Bernie Taupin. She also speaks warmly of Barry Manilow, how the began their careers together with Bette Midler and formed a lifetime friendship.

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MELISSA MANCHESTER Talks Career, Singing, Songwriting and Manilow

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BILLY MAY – Billy SPEAKS of Tweety, Sylvester and Sinatra!!!

BILLY MAY – Billy SPEAKS of Tweety, Sylvester and Sinatra!!!

May 3, 2022

Billy May was Frank Sinatra’s swingin’est arranger. In this RARE INTERVIEW Billy May speaks about his amazing career, from his earliest studies, through arranging for Charlie Barnet, Glenn MILLER, having hits with children’s music and Tweety and Sylvester cartoons to writing groovy albums for Sinatra like Come Fly With Me.

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BILLY MAY – Billy SPEAKS of Tweety, Sylvester and Sinatra!!!

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