Gil Scott-Heron, the legendary poet, musician and author whose work has influenced the fusion of jazz, soul and blues - and whose strong political views have found a voice in his music and have affected generations - gives a rare interview for Jamie Cullum.

Telling the story of what it was like growing up in Tennessee, the evidence of blues within his music and what jazz means to him, Gil reflects on his career and talks about the significance of his new album.

Also on this week’s show more great music from Chris Connor, the Ted Heath Orchestra feat. Jack Parnell, Jimmy Smith, Amy Winehouse, Fly (live at the Newport Jazz Festival 2010), Max Roach feat. Abbey Lincoln, Soweto Kinch, Son House, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Gretchen Parlato and Count Basie.

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