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Michael Garrick

Claire Martin talks to composer and pianist Michael Garrick about his latest project - the suite Lady of the Aurian Wood, which is based on the music of Duke Ellington. With a performance by the Michael Garrick Big Band, playing all the Garrick originals, as well as Michael explaining the purpose of his new album, and how the music of Ellington inspired him and most of his contemporaries.

Plus up-and-comping band Brass Jaw, who make their debut on the programme in excerpts from a gig performed at the BBC's studios in Glasgow as part of the city's International Jazz Festival 2009. A group without a rhythm section, they are made up of baritone saxophonist Allon Beauvoisin, trumpeter Ryan Quigley, alto saxophonist Paul Towndrow and tenor saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski.

Title: Tenor Madness
Artist: Sonny Rollins
Album: Road Shows Vol 1
Track No: 5
Label: Doxy Records 06025178 15612
Comp: Sonny Rollins
Publ: SonRol Music-BMI
Dur: 7m25s

Title: Monsoon: Top to Bottom
Artist: Portico Quartet
Album: Knee-Deep in the North Sea
Track No: 6
Label: Babel BVOR 2769
Comp: Portico Quartet
Publ: Vortex
Dur: 4m5s

BBC recording, made in BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow, 8th May, 2009
Title: Tell Me Straight
Artist: BRASS JAW
Comp: Allon Beauvoisin
Dur: 4m7s

BBC recording, made in BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow, 8th May, 2009
Title: Senor Blues
Artist: Brass Jaw
Comp: Horace Silver
Dur: 2m40s

BBC recording, made in BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow, 8th May, 2009
Title: It Ain't Necessarily So
Artist: Brass Jaw
Comp: Gershwin (arr Beauvoisin)
Dur: 3m15s

BBC recording, made in BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow, 8th May, 2009
Title: Feel
Artist: Brass Jaw
Comp: Konrad Wiezniewkski
Dur: 4m18s

BBC recording, made in BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow, 8th May, 2009
Title: Bolivia
Artist: Brass Jaw
Comp: C Walton (arr Brass Jaw)
Dur: 3m18s

Title: Traveller
Artist: Zed U
Album: Night Time on the Middle Passage
Track No: 3
Label: Babel BDV 2982
Comp: Shabaka Hutchings
Publ: EMI
Dur: 4m14s

Title: Lady of the Aurian Wood
Artist: Michael Garrick Jazz Orchestra
Album: Lady of the Aurian Wood - A Magic Life of Duke
Track No: 5
Label: Jazz Academy JAZA 17
Comp: Michael Garrick
Publ: PRS/MCPS
Dur: 1m20s

Title: Mrs Mariette Clinkscales
Artist: Michael Garrick Jazz Orchestra
Album: Lady of the Aurian Wood - A Magic Life of Duke
Track No: 1
Label: Jazz Academy JAZA 17
Comp: Michael Garrick
Publ: PRS/MCPS
Dur: 7m30s

Title: Empty Heart Blues
Artist: Michael Garrick Jazz Orchestra
Album: Lady of the Aurian Wood - A Magic Life of Duke
Track No: 3
Label: Jazz Academy JAZA 17
Comp: Michael Garrick
Publ: PRS/MCPS
Dur: 8m30s

Title: Showtime
Artist: Michael Garrick Jazz Orchestra
Album: Lady of the Aurian Wood - A Magic Life of Duke
Track No: 4
Label: Jazz Academy JAZA 17
Comp: Michael Garrick
Publ: PRS/MCPS
Dur: 3m21s

Title: Ariel's Freedom Song
Artist: Michael Garrick Jazz Orchestra
Album: Lady of the Aurian Wood - A Magic Life of Duke
Label: Jazz Academy JAZA 17
Comp: Michael Garrick
Publ: PRS/MCPS
Dur: 4m03s

Title: Bold Changes
Artist: Kyle Eastwood
Album: Metropolitan
Track No: 2
Label: Candid CCD 79856
Comp: Kyle Eastwood
Publ: n/a

Title: Falling In Love With Love
Artist: Lianne Carroll/Brian Kellock
Album: Live at the Lampie
Track No: 2
Label: Splashpoint Records SPR 009CD
Comp: Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart
Publ: Warner/Chappell Music Publishing
Dur: 4m50s.

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