Richard Pite

 

"Bing Crosby was the Johnny Rotten of his day" so says this week's special guest, Richard Pite.

Richard is a professional musician (drums, double bass, bass ukulele, tuba and sousaphone) and music historian specialising in the jazz of the early 20th Century. For many years he has studied 1920s music and worked passionately to preserve early jazz history through live performance. He is happy to be known as “the bastard love child of Ringo Star and Gene Krupa”.

In this Podcast we talk about his forthcoming tribute concert to Paul Whiteman (click here for tickets), known as the King of Jazz, what Diana Rigg did for him after school, and why he believes jazz should be “a transport of delight”.