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Han Bennink, Evan Parker and Marc Ribot at Meltdown 2009

1 hour, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 29 June 2009

Radio 3 at the Summer Festivals.

Jez Nelson presents US guitarist and composer Marc Ribot performing in concert with British saxophonist Evan Parker and Dutch drummer Han Bennink. This rare collaboration between three leading figures in improvised music is part of the 2009 Meltdown festival, curated by free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman.

Evan Parker and Han Bennink have been at the forefront of the European improvised music scene for more than 40 years, while Marc Ribot has worked in a wide range of musical contexts, collaborating with John Zorn, Tom Waits and Elvis Costello among others.

Artist: Russell Gunn
Russell Gunn (trumpet)
Gregory Tardy, Bruce Williams (reeds)
Andre Heyward (trombone)
Chieli Minucci (guitar)
James Hurt (keyboards)
Rodney Jordan (bass)
Woody Williams (drums)
Khalil Kwame Bell (percussion)
DJ Apollo (turntables)
Title: Seventy Four Miles Away
Composer: Joe Zawinul
Album Title: Ethnomusicology Volume 1

About recorded at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on 14 June 2009 as part of Ornette Coleman's Meltdown festival.

John Coxon (guitar, synths and sampler)
Alexis Taylor (vocals, fender Rhodes bass, guitar)
Pat Thomas (synths)
Charles Hayward (drums)

Improvisation by Alexis Taylor, John Coxon, Pat Thomas and Charles Hayward, including the songs Rough with the Smooth (Alexis Taylor) and You're No Good (Harvey Averne).

Recommended further listening:

Artist: About
Album title: About
Label: Treader
Released: Summer 2009

Jez interviews Bobby McFerrin.
Blackbird by Bobby McFerrin recorded at the 2003 London Jazz Festival.

Han Bennink, Marc Ribot and Evan Parker recorded at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on 14 June 2009 as part of Ornette Coleman's Meltdown festival.

Han Bennink (drums, percussion)
Marc Ribot (guitar)
Evan Parker (reeds)

All compositions by Han Bennink, Marc Ribot and Evan Parker.

  • Bobby McFerrin Interview

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    An interview with Bobby McFerrin from the Meltdown Festival 2009.


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