Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke
I watched bits of it in admiration and bits of it with disdain. Not the Brubeck tapes, mind. There was a performance by Chick Corea with Tony Williams and drums and was taken aback with just how straight-ahead it was - considering it was Tony circa 1990 (he had the 'New York 1990' yellow kit). I did laugh enormously at the crowd of people on one of the recordings standing there in silence, bopping their heads.
Mixed is my view. I love the BBC but I've never felt that their music coverage was particularly good - at least the television side. Radio 3 gets music right but the television channels tend not to.
I do agree. It was a nice attempt by the BBC to do something right music wise. The Brubeck tapes were just phenomenal. Plus Dave doesn't have tat god awful droning american accent at that point.