Masterpiece brings you legends from the world of music that have one unique story to tell through their own influences and inspirations. A collection like no other that really holds its creator in serious high regard. Masterpiece welcomes none other than Gilles Peterson. Gilles' career started back in the early 1980's when inspired by the exciting blend of music coming out of South London pirate radio stations. Having run his own station Civic Radio he went on to present a string of pirate stations, some of those being KJAZZ, Solar Radio before heading to BBC London for his Mad On Jazz show. Upon leaving BBC London in 1986 Gilles took up a new residency at Dingwalls in Camden, London alongside fellow DJ Patrick Forge. This night ran for 5 years coinciding with the rise of acid house in the UK. The popular Sunday afternoon party grew and grew and established itself a legendary session.
From here Gilles went on to begin his A&R passion and founded the legendary Acid Jazz label alongside Eddie Piller. Acid Jazz released records from the likes of Extasis, Galliano and Bucky Leo to name but a few. Gilles' A&R skills didn't go un-noticed when in 1989 he was approached by Phonogram to A&R artists for a new imprint called Talkin' Loud. It was here that Gilles really cemented his relationship with new and old, with innovation and heritage releasing classic material by The Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Galliano and The Young Disciples. Talkin' Loud became synonymous with Gilles' own broad taste in music and with no less than 5 Mercury Music Prize nominations under his belt (4 Hero, Courtney Pine, Young Disciples, MJ Cole and Roni Size Reprazent) which won the award in 1997.