Joy Unlimited: The Many Faces of Harry Beckett
Joy Unlimited: The Many Faces of Harry Beckett

BBC Recordings

Here are all the BBC recordings that we believe Harry Beckett played on with as much detail as it's been possible to locate so far.

Broadcast date Programme Session Band members Introduced by Titles performed
08/01/1967 Light Programme – The Jazz Scene Graham Collier Septet Harry Beckett? Humphrey Lyttelton  
04/08/1967 Home Service – Jazz at Night Graham Collier Septet Harry Beckett, Graham Collier, Mike Gibbs, Dave Aaron, Karl Jenkins, Philip Lee, John Marshall John Dunn  
10/01/1968 Radio 1 Jazz Club Graham Collier Septet Harry Beckett, Graham Collier, John Mumford, Karl Jenkins, Nick Evans, Mike Gibbs, John Marshall Humphrey Lyttelton  
03/07/1968 Radio 1 Jazz Club Graham Collier Sextet Harry Beckett, Stan Sulzmann, Karl Jenkins, Frank Ricotti, Graham Collier, John Marshall Humphrey Lyttelton  
10/07/1968 Radio 3 Graham Collier Dozen Harry Beckett, Kenny Wheeler, Henry Lowther, Dave Aaron, John Surman, Karl Jenkins, Chris Smith, Mike Gibbs, John Mumford, Graham Collier, Frank Ricotti, John Marshall   Workpoints
13/11/1968 Radio 1 Jazz Club Graham Collier Sextet Harry Beckett, Stan Sulzmann, Karl Jenkins, Nick Evans, Graham Collier, John Marshall Humphrey Lyttelton  
19/03/1969 Radio 1 Jazz Club Graham Collier Sextet Harry Beckett, Alan Wakeman, Bob Sydor, Geoff Castle, Graham Collier, John Webb Humphrey Lyttelton  
30/07/1969 Radio 1 Jazz Workshop Ray Russell Sextet Harry beckett, Ray Russell, Tony Roberts, Nick Evans, Daryl Runswick, Alan Rushton Miles Kington Material from Rites and Rituals
27/08/1969 Radio 1 Jazz Workshop The Music of Graham Collier   Derek Jewell  
07/10/1969 BBC Two – Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club (TV) Graham Collier Sextet Harry Beckett, Stan Sulzman, Nick Evans, Harold Beckett, Karl Jenkins, Graham Collier, John Marshall Ronnie Scott Features mostly material from Down Another Road
20/12/1969 Radio 1 Jazz Club Art Themen / Harold Beckett with the Ed Faultless Trio & The Graham Collier Sextet   Humphrey Lyttelton  
19/01/1970 Radio 1 Jazz Workshop Ray Russell Sextet Harry beckett, Ray Russell, Tony Roberts, Nick Evans, Daryl Runswick, Alan Rushton Richard Williams Forget To Remember; Rites And Rituals; Triple Goddess plus?
04/05/1970 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Graham Collier Music   Richard Williams  
01/02/1970 BBC Two – Rope Ladder to the Moon (live performances recorded in late 1969) A film with music and words by Jack Bruce Harry Beckett, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Art Themen, Henry Lowther, Chris Spedding, Mike Pyn, Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman   Ministry of Bag
20/04/1970 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Ray Russell Sextet Harry beckett, Ray Russell, Tony Roberts, Nick Evans, Daryl Runswick, Alan Rushton Derek Jewell  
13/05/1970 Radio 2 Jazz Club Graham Collier Music featuring Harry Beckett   Humphrey Lyttelton  
23/08/1970 Radio 1 In Concert Keef Hartley Band Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Lyn Dobson, Chris Mercer, Miller Anderson, Spit James, Dino Dines, Gary Thain, Keef Hartley John Peel Roundabout; You Can’t Take It With You; Just A Cry
30/08/1970 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Graham Collier Music   Brian Priestley Where Will They Put the Blue Plaque Now?
02/11/1970 Radio 2 Jazz Club Graham Collier Music featuring Harry Beckett and Sandy Brown   Humphrey Lyttelton  
22/11/1970 Radio 1 In Concert Keef Hartley Band Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Lyn Dobson, Chris Mercer, Miller Anderson, Spit James, Dino Dines, Gary Thain, Keef Hartley John Peel Spanish Fly; Me And My Woman; Too Much Thinking; Not Foolish Not Wise
11/01/1971 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Graham Collier Music   Richard Williams Mosaics
25/01/1971 Radio 2 Jazz Club Neil Ardley & The New Jazz Orchestra Harry Beckett, Neil Ardley, Nigel carter, Bud Parkes, Ian Carr, Henry Lowther, Derek Wadsworth, Robin Gardner, Mike Gibbs, Dick Hart, Don Rendell, Barbar Thompson, Brian Smith, Dave Gelly, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Dave Greenslade, Clem Clempson, Jeff Clyne, Jon Hiseman, Frank Ricotti Humphrey Lyttelton Stratusphunk; Tanglewood ‘63; Half Blue; Pendulum; Terre de Miel; The Immortal Ninth
07/06/1971 Radio 2 Jazz Club Graham Collier Music   Humphrey Lyttelton  
05/07/1971 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Graham Collier Music   Charles Fox Smoke-blackened Walls and Purlieus
19/07/1971 Radio 2 Jazz Club Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath   Humphrey Lyttelton  
02/08/1971 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Sounds Harold Beckett   Richard Williams  
04/10/1971 Radio 2 Jazz Club Graham Collier from the 1971 Montreux Jazz Festival   Humphrey Lyttelton  
04/10/1971 Radio 2 Jazz Club Oliver Nelson Festival Big band from the 1971 Montreux Jazz festival Harry Beckett, Hugo Rasmussen, Victor Gaskin, Na-Na, Sonny Morgan, Pretty Purdie, Bosko Petrovic, Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Jesper Thilo, Oliver Nelson, Ozren Depolo, Steve Stevenson, Bob Sydor, Gato Barbieri, Michał Urbaniak, Bertil Strandberg, Buddy Baker, C. J. Shilby, Donald Beightol, John Thomas), Monte Holtz, Jim Nissen, Bernt Steen, Charles Tolliver, Danny Moore, Rich Cole Humphrey Lyttelton Swiss Suite; Stolen Moments; Black, Brown & Beautiful; Blues & The Abstract Truth
18/10/1971 Radio 2 Jazz Club Harry Beckett’s Flare Up from the British Council Student’s Centre   Humphrey Lyttelton  
20/05/1972 BBC Two – Sounds For Saturday The John Warren Band Harry Beckett, Alan Downey, Henry Lowther, Malcolm Griffiths, Geoff Perkins, Danny Almark, Mike Osbourne, Olavo Vas, Alan Skidmore, John Warren, Gordon Beck, Harry Miller, Alan Jackson    
10/02/1973 BBC Radio 3 Jazz Workshop Tentacles Henry Lowther, Malcolm Griffiths, Paul Nieman, Trevor Watts, Art Themen, John Surman, Stan Tracey, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo    
19/08/1973 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Harry Beckett Septet Harry Beckett, Mike Osborne, Alan Skidmore, John Taylor, Chris Laurence, John Webb, Frank Ricotti Humphrey Lyttelton  
08/04/1974 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Graham Collier Music featuring Harry Beckett Harry Beckett, Derek Wadsworth, Ed Speight, Geoff Castle, Graham Collier, John Webb Miles Kington Darius
06/05/1974 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Harry Beckett’s Flugelhorn Workshop Harry Beckett, Dave Holdsworth, Ian Carr, Marc Charig, Mongezi Feza, Ian Henry, Chris Laurence, John Webb Ken Hyder  
27/05/1974 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Ray Russell Quintet Harry Beckett, Gary Windo, Ray Russell, Daryl Runswick, Alan Rushton Charles Alexander Find Me And I’ll Find You
11/08/1974 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Harry Beckett’s S & R Powerhouse Section Harry Beckett, Alan Wakeman, Don Weller, Brian Miller, Paul Hart, John Webb, Robin Jones Peter Clayton Still Happy album: Bracelets Of Sound; Still Happy; No Time For Hello
20/08/1974 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Harry Beckett Quintet   Peter Clayton  
07/10/1974 Radio 3 Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath      
17/03/1975 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Elton Dean’s Ninesense Harry Beckett, Elton Dean, Alan Skidmore, Marc Charig, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo    
27/07/1975 Radio 2 Jazz Club Harry Beckett’s Joy Unlimited Harry Beckett, Brian Miller, Ray Russell, Steve Cook, John Webb, Robin Jones Peter Clayton Green Stripes On Red; Not For Tomorrow, For To Now; Rings Within Rings
17/08/1975 Radio 2 Sounds Of Jazz Graham Collier Music Harry Beckett, Art Themen, Derek Wadsworth, Ed Speight, Roger Dean, Graham Collier, John Marshall, Norma Winstone    
09/03/1976 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath      
22/03/1976 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Graham Collier Septet      
01/12/1976 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Stan Tracey Octet Harry Beckett, Malcolm Griffiths, Peter King, Art Themen, Don Weller, Stan Tracey, Dave Green, Bryan Spring    
05/12/1976 Radio 2 Sounds Of Jazz Graham Collier Twelve Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Pete Duncan, Malcolm Griffiths, Mike Page, Art Themen, Tony Roberts, Roger Dean, Ed Speight, Graham Collier, John Webb, John Mitchell    
08/02/1977 Radio 3 Music in our Time Graham Collier Music      
15/02/1977 Radio 2 Sounds Of Jazz Stan Tracey Octet Harry Beckett, Malcolm Griffiths, Jeff Daly, Art Themen, Don Weller, Stan Tracey, Dave Green, Bryan Spring    
31/10/1977 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Graham Collier Music Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Pete Duncan, Malcolm Griffiths, Mike Page, Art Themen, Tony Roberts, Roger Dean, Ed Speight, Graham Collier, John Webb, John Mitchell    
02/11/1977 Radio 3 Stan Tracey Octet Harry Beckett, Malcolm Griffiths, Jeff Daly, Art Themen, Don Weller, Stan Tracey, Dave Green, Bryan Spring    
17/04/1978 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Elton Dean’s Ninesense Harry Beckett, Elton Dean, Alan Skidmore, Marc Charig, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo Charles Fox Live At The BBC: Nicra; Seven For Me
23/04/1978 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Graham Collier Twelve      
26/06/1978 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Graham Collier Music   Charles Fox  
01/07/1978 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Ray Russell Septet Harry Beckett, Ray Russell, Gary Windo, Tony Roberts, Brian Miller, Daryl Runswick, Alan Rushton Charles Fox All Week Tomorrow
20/08/1978 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Harry Beckett Quintet      
06/11/1978 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Graham Collier with Henry Lowther Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Pete Duncan, Paul Nieman, Art Themen, Alan Wakeman, Tim Whitehead, Roger Dean, Ed Speight, Jeff Clyne, Ashley Brown Charles Fox October Ferry
19/03/1979 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Harry Beckett Quintet Harry Beckett, Brian Miller, Roy Babbington, Alan Jackson Charles Fox  
08/05/1979 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Stan Tracey Octet Harry Beckett, Malcolm Griffiths, Ray Warleigh, Art Themen, Don Weller, Stan Tracey, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey Charles Fox  
20/06/1979 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Elton Dean’s Ninesense Harry Beckett, Marc Charig, Rudu Malfatti, Nick Evans, Elton Dean, Larry Stabbins, Stan Tracey, Harry Miller, Liam Genocky Charles Fox  
09/07/1979 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Graham Collier Sextet      
09/09/1979 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Kathy Stobart Quintet Harry Beckett, Kathy Stobart, Martin Blackwell, Harvey Weston, Tony Mann Peter Clayton Minority; Warm Smiles; I’ll Think Of Something; De Samba
10/09/1979 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Graham Collier Music      
18/12/1979 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Stan Tracey Big band Harry Beckett, Mike Davis, George Chisholm, Henry Lowther, Alan Downey, Dave Horler, Malcolm Griffiths, Chris Pyne, Geoff Perkins, Colin Sheen, Jeff Daly, Art Themen, Don Weller, Bobby Wellins, Tony Coe, Stan Tracey, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey   I’m Beginning To See The Light; Mood Indigo; Prelude To A Kiss; Lay-by
26/02/1980 Radio 3 Music in our Time Barry Guy / London Jazz Composers Orchestra Harry Beckett, Peter Kowald, Barry Guy, John Stevens, Tony Oxley, Howard Riley, Evan Parker, Larry Stabbins, Peter Brötzmann, Tony Coe, Trevor Watts, Alan Tomlinson, Paul Rutherford, Dave Spence, Kenny Wheeler, Melvyn Poore, Phil Wachsmann   Stringer
14/05/1980 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Stan Tracey Octet Harry Beckett, Malcolm Griffiths, Art Themen,Jeff Daly, Bobby Wellins, Stan Tracey, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey    
12/10/1980 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Harry Beckett Quintet   Peter Clayton  
26/10/1980 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Kathy Stobart Quintet Harry Beckett, Kathy Stobart, Johnny Birch, Jim Richardson, Clive Thacker Peter Clayton Gingerbread Boy; Bacares; Sugar
23/11/1980 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Graham Collier Big Bband      
19/03/1981 BBC Radio London Dudu Pukwana’s Zila Harry Beckett, Dudu Pukwana, Dave Defries, Peter Segona, Johnny Dyani, Errol Clarke, Mark Wood, Eric Richardson, Smiley De Jones, Churchill Jolobe    
13/04/1981 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Graham Collier Music      
13/07/1981 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Stan Tracey Harry Beckett, Stan Tracey, Malcolm Griffiths, Jeff Daly, Art Themen, Bobby Wellins, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey   Excerpts from Modules
12/08/1981 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain London Jazz Composers Orchestra Harry Beckett, Marc Charig, Heinz Becker, Paul Rutherford, Alan Tomlinson, Radu Malfatti, Melvyn Poore, Elton Dean, Trevor Watts, Larry Stabbins, Tony Coe, Peter Brötzmann, Howard Riley, Phil Wachsmann, Peter Kowald, Barry Guy, Tony Oxley, John Stevens    
28/10/1981 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Harry Beckett Quintet Harry Beckett, Elton Dean, Paul Rogers, Tony Marsh Charles Fox Turn It Up; Many Pauses
09/02/1982 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Johnny Dyani’s Witchdoctor’s Son Harry Beckett, Johnny Dyani, Dudu Pukwana, Frank Roberts, Brian Abrahams, Pinise Saul    
14/02/1982 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Harry Beckett Quintet Harry Beckett, Elton Dean, Michael Garrick, Paul Rogers, Tony Marsh Peter Clayton  
26/02/1982 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Stan Tracey Octet Harry Beckett, Malcolm Griffiths, Jeff Daly, Art Themen, Don Weller, Stan Tracey, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey    
09/03/1983 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain David Panton’s One Music Orchestra Harry Beckett, Andy Peate, David Panton, Bob Jackson, Nick Stephens, John Stevens, Roger Turner    
15/03/1982 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Elton Dean Quintet Harry Beckett, Nick Evans, Elton Dean, Marcio Mattos, Louis Moholo Charles Fox  
25/03/1982 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Harry Beckett Flugelhorn Quintet Harry Beckett, George Chisholm, David DeFries, Dave Holdsworth, Ted Emmett, Martin Blackwell, Paul Rogers, Tony Marsh Charles Fox  
18/04/1983 Radio 3 Jazz in Britain Dudu Pukwana’s Zila Harry Beckett, Dudu Pukwana, Django Bates, Paul Gamblin, Ernest Mothle, Brian Abrahams, Thebe Upere, Pinise Saul Charles Fox  
23/09/1983 Radio 3 Stan Tracey’s 40th Anniversary Concert Harry Beckett, Malcolm Griffiths, Andy Mackintosh, Art Themen, Don Weller, Stan Tracey, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey Ronnie Scott  
10/10/1983 Radio 3 Jazz Today Harry Beckett Quintet Harry Beckett, Elton Dean, Martin Blackwell, Paul Rogers, Tony Marsh Charles Fox  
01/07/1984 Radio 2 Sounds Of Jazz Harry Beckett Quintet   Peter Clayton  
27/01/1985 Radio 2 Sounds Of Jazz Harry Beckett Quintet   Peter Clayton / Michael Garrick  
05/02/1985 Radio 3 Jazz Today Elton Dean Quartet Elton Dean, Harry Beckett, Marcio Mattos, Joe Gallivan Charles Fox  
29/10/1985 Radio 3 Jazz Today Soldiers Of The Road Jo Gallivan, Harry Beckett, Jon Corbett, Nick Evans, Neil Sidwell, Evan Parker, Elton Dean, Marcio Mattos, John Mitchell, Jim Dvorak Charles Fox  
10/02/1986 Radio 3 Jazz Today John Stevens’ Freebop Annie Whitehead, Harry Beckett, Ted Emmett, Courtney Pine, lain Ballamy, Eddie Parker, Nigel Moyse, Dave Marchant, Nick Stephens, Ron Herman, John Stevens Charles Fox  
23/03/1986 BBC 2 TV Charlie Watts Orchestra Harry Beckett, Colin Smith, John Huckeridge, Steve Sidwell, Ted Emmett, Jimmy Deuchar, Dave Defries, Paul Rutherford, Annie Whitehead, Chris Pyne, John Picard, Evan Parker, Don Weller, Alan Skidmore, Bobby Wellins, Danny Moss, Courtney Pine, Peter King, Ray Warleigh, Willie Garnett, Gail Thompson, Olaf Vass, Stan Tracey, Jack Bruce, Ron Mathewson, Dave Green, Jim Lawless, Bill Le Sage, Charlie Watts, John Stevens, Bill Eyden   Live At Fulham Town Hall:
14/09/1986 Radio 2 Sounds Of Jazz Harry Beckett Sextet   Peter Clayton  
06/10/1986 Radio 3 Jazz Today Harry Beckett 6 Harry Beckett, Elton Dean, Courtney Pine, Tony Marsh, Pete Lemer, Paul Rogers Charles Fox  
08/11/1987 Radio 2 Sounds Of Jazz Brotherhood of Breath      
30/04/1988 Radio 3 Bracknell Jazz Festival(1987) The Jazz Warriors   Charles Fox  
07/08/1988 Radio 2 Sounds Of Jazz Harry Beckett Quintet   Tony Russell  
04/10/1988 Radio 3 Radio Show, Earls Court The Jazz Warriors   Gilles Peterson  
12/10/1990 Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz Harry Beckett Quintet Harry Beckett, Maggie Nichols, John Watson, Lewis Riley, Fred T. Baker, Tony Richards    
08/08/1991 Radio 2 Jazz Parade Harry Beckett Quartet   Peter Clayton  
26/03/1994 Radio 3 Impressions Harry Beckett's All Four One   Brian Morton  
15/04/1995 Radio 3 John Stevens Celebration Evan Parker, Harry Beckett, Paul Rutherford, Phil Lee, Mike Pyne plus? Brian Morton  
06/09/1996 Radio 3 Jazz Notes Bruce Boardman Quintet featuring Harry Beckett   Digby Fairweather In Walked Monk: A tribute to Thelonius
Monk
27/11/1997 Radio 3 Jazz Notes Harry Beckett Quintet   Digby Fairweather  
29/02/2000 Radio 3 Jazz Notes Harry Beckett Band Harry Beckett, Chris Biscoe, Tony Marsh, Alastair Gavin, Fred Thelonious Baker Alyn Shipton  
04/02/2005 Jazz on 3 Brotherhood of Breath Reunion      

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