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Huw Warren's tribute to Hermeto Pascoal

Jez Nelson presents a concert from Welsh pianist and composer Huw Warren, inspired by celebrated Brazilian musician Hermeto Pascoal. Warren first heard Pascoal's music in the 1980s and has described the project as a celebration, tribute and musical 'thank you'. The group plays a mixture of Pascoal's tunes and original compositions, with bassist Dudley Phillips and Martin France on drums, plus special guest appearances from Iain Ballamy on sax and Maria Pia de Vito on vocals.

An artist inspired by folk music as well as jazz, Pascoal first received international attention through his appearance on Miles Davis' album Live-Evil in 1971. He is a prolific composer and highly regarded as a leading figure in post-bossa Brazilian jazz.

CD track:

Artist: Rob Mazurek (Rob Mazurek - cornet, John Herndon - drums, Matthew Lux - bass guitar, Josh Abrams - acoustic bass and piano, Jason Adasiewicz - vibraphone)
Track title: The Dream Rocker
Composer: Rob Mazurek
Album title: Sound Is
Label: Delmark

Highlights from 2009 festivals:

Equinox Festival @ Conway Hall, London

12 June - John Zorn (first set solo saxophone, second set a duo with Z'EV)
13 June - Rob Mazurek solo cornet

Paris Week @ Kings Place, London

11 June - Martial Solal - Hall One 8.00pm
12 June - Bojan Z Tetraband - Hall One 8.00pm, Evan Parker and Hans Koller pay tribute to Steve Lacy - Hall Two 10.00pm
13 June - Henri Texier - Hall One 8.00pm, plus music from two young Parisian acts: pianist Eve Risser and trio Jean Louis

CD track:

Artist: Jean Louis (Aymeric Avice - trumpet, Joachim Florent - bass, Francesco Pastacaldi - drums)
Track title: Maximator
Composer: Avice/Florent/Pastacaldi
Album title: Jean Louis
Label: Tranche Music
Extract from Venceremos by Working Week (details below)

Huw Warren's Tribute to Hermeto Pascoal recorded at Turner Sims, Southampton on May 7, 2009

Line up:
Huw Warren (piano)
Dudley Philips (double bass)
Iain Ballamy (saxophone)
Martin France (drums)
Maria Pia De Vito (vocals)

Set one list:
The End is Also the Beginning (Warren) segue into Santo Antonio (Pascoal)
Harmonia sem Chronologia (Pascoal)
Santa Caterina (Pascoal)
All is Sound (Warren)
Jegue (Pascoal)

Jez speaks to Huw Warren about his reasons for paying tribute to Brazilian musician Hermeto Pascoal

Set two list:
Cowbois and Shepherds (Warren)
Allirallena (Warren/Pia de Vito)
Briguinha de Musicos Malacos (Pascoal)
All is Music (Warren) segue into Whistling Rufus (Warren)

Recommended listening:

Artist: Huw Warren (Huw Warren - piano, Martin France - drums, Peter Herbert - double bass)
Album title: Hermeto +
Label: Basho
Released: Autumn 2009

Kevin Le Gendre presents a feature highlighting the music of British saxophonist Larry Stabbins.

Music played during the feature:

Artist: Stonephace
Track title: Five Miles High
Composer: Larry Stabbins
Album title: Stonephace
Label: Tru Thoughts

Artist: Centipede
Track title: Septober Energy Part 2
Composer: Keith Tippett
Album title: Septober Energy
Label: BGO Records

Artist: Working Week
Track title: I Thought I'd Never See You Again
Composer: Larry Stabbins/Simon Booth
LP title: I Thought I'd Never See You Again
Label: Virgin

Artist: Working Week
Track title: Stella Marina
Composer: Larry Stabbins/Simon Booth
EP title: Stella Marina
Label: Virgin

Artist: Working Week
Track title: Venceremos
Composer: Larry Stabbins/Simon Booth
EP title: Venceremos (We Will Win)
Label: Virgin

Artist: Working Week
Track title: Yatra-ta
Composer: Tania Maria
LP title: I Thought I'd Never See You Again
Label: Virgin

Artist: Stonephace
Track title: Stonephace
Composer: Larry Stabbins
Album title: Stonephace
Label: Tru Thoughts


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