Spiritual Jazz Inspiration with Nat Birchall

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Saxophonist, composer and band leader Nat Birchall sits down to discuss five outstanding records from his collection that have influenced his directions in music and rank among his all-time favourites. In the interview, he talks us through the music of John Coltrane and Clifford Jordan, Count Ossie and Prince Buster, all pioneers in their respective fields who followed singular visions of music outcomes. Though differing in sound and style, the records share a similarity in their spiritual nature, something identifiable in Birchall’s music.