THE SOUTH BANK SHOW: COURTNEY PINE (ITV over 60 minutes)
Courtney Pine is one of the greatest jazz musicians this country has ever produced. Prodigiously talented, he joined Charlie Watts’ big band as a precocious teenager and, even then, it was obvious that he was a saxophonist of huge talent and ferocious power. Unsnobby and open-minded, Courtney has always drawn inspiration from a wide range of influences: from avant garde jazz to African music to Drum n’ Bass. This South Bank Show follows him back to Jamaica, where his parent were born, to reconnect with the music that first inspired him.
Clip: Courtney Pine plays to the Alpha school orphans, Jamaica