Jazz Rock and Marriage 1979

First aired on BBC1 in 1979, Jazz, Rock and Marriage is a fascinating double profile of Barbara Thompson, classically trained jazz instrumentalist and her husband, self-taught rock drummer Jon Hiseman. Mike Dibb’s film of their life, careers and music, finds them at home and on the road, including the Bracknell Jazz Festival performance.

Barbara Thompson is a slender, genteel-looking blonde who plays the saxophone, heads Paraphernalia -a band of male musicians (including her husband Jon Hiseman) -writes their music and combines this with bringing up a young family…Other women with out-of-the-rut aspirations will find encouragement in an hour-long programme about her lifestyle, “Jazz Rock and Marriage.” Daily Express, 15th December 1979

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