British Chromatic royalty Jim Hughes joins me on episode 26.
Jim has been playing professionally for over 60 years. From his early success in harmonica competitions, he went on to forge a successful career as a session musician, with countless appearances on the BBC, including playing on the hit TV show, Last Of The Summer Wine.
Jim set up quite possibly the biggest harmonica festival of all time, The World Harmonica Championship in Jersey, 1987, as well as involvement in other festivals. He has several albums to his name and is a harmonica teacher who has helped guide some real star pupils to go on to achieve great things.
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Roger Trobridge's Archivist site:
Dror Adler Classical Music project info:
Ronald Chesney Flight Of the Bumble Bee
Jersey World Harmonica Festival 1987
Philip Achille - The Story So Far, including a duet with Jim (4 mins in):
Harmonica Group Jim ran:
My Funny Valentine, at Jim’s 90th birthday party:
Franz Chmel YouTube Channel:
Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains some of the songs discussed in the podcast: