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John Goldie/Empirical

Julian Joseph presents a session from guitarist John Goldie, given at the Recital Room, City Halls in Glasgow in May 2009, and a profile of the new album from London group Empirical, featuring an interview with band members Nathaniel Facey (alto sax) and Lewis Wright (vibes).

Scot John Goldie started playing guitar at around six years old, initially self-taught, gradually progressing to playing in rock and blues bands at around 12. Around this time, he studied music theory and harmony with a local tutor and also became involved with the dance band scene. Whilst playing a function gig, John was spotted by the musical director of a visiting Motown act from the USA and asked to be guitarist on their next UK tour.

London-based group Empirical have released their highly-anticipated second album Out 'n' In, which pays tribute to the great saxophonist Eric Dolphy through nine Dolphy-inspired original compositions and two new arrangements of his work - Hat and Beard and Gazzelloni.

Playlist:

Title: Ornate Bessie
Artist: Tom Bancroft Orchestro Interrupto
Album: The Ballad of Linda and Crawford
Label: Interrupto EIM 001
Track: 2
Comp: Tom Bancroft
Publ: Interrupto Music
Dur: 8m51s

Title: Out But In
Artist: Empirical
Album: Out 'n' In
Label: Naim Jazz NAIMCD 139
Track: 1
Comp: Thomas Walter Farmer
Publ: n/a
Dur: 5m12s

Title: Bowden Out
Artist: Empirical
Album: Out 'n' In
Label: Naim Jazz NAIMCD 139
Track: 11
Comp: Thomas Walter Farmer
Publ: n/a
Dur: 5m59s

Title: Syndicalism
Artist: Empirical
Album: Out 'n' In
Label: Naim Jazz NAIMCD 139
Track: 9
Comp: Thomas Walter Farmer
Publ: n/a
Dur: 6m32s

Title: Sweet and Lovely
Artist: Chick Corea and Gary Burton
Album: The New Crystal Silence
Label: Stretch 230 630
Track: 3
Comp: Gus Arnheim/charels Daniels
Publ: n/a
Dur: 6m55s

Title: Constellation
Artist: Hal Galper/Rachied Ali/Reggie Workman
Album: Art-Work
Label: Origin ORIGIN 82524
Track: 4
Comp: Charlie Parker
Publ: Atlantic
Dur: 9m57s

Title: Refuge
Artist: Gilad Atzmon
Album: In Loving Memory of America
Label: Enja Records ENJ 888 850 2
Track: 11
Comp: Gilad Atzmon
Publ: Ed.MAWI (Gema)
Dur: 3m14s

BBC Evesdrop recording, made at the Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow, as part of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival 2009
Title: Attention To Retail
Artist: John Goldie
Comp: John Goldie
Dur: 4m34s

BBC Evesdrop recording, made at the Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow, as part of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival 2009
Title: Sweet Lorraine
Artist: John Goldie
Comp: John Goldie
Dur: 4m44s

BBC Evesdrop recording, made at the Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow, as part of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival 2009
Title: Revelation
Artist: John Goldie
Comp: John Goldie
Dur: 5m56s

BBC Evesdrop recording, made at the Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow, as part of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival 2009
Title: Drift to Me
Artist: John Goldie
Comp: John Goldie
Dur: 3m22s

Title: Velera
Artist: Roy Hargrove Big Band
Album: Emergence
Label: Groovin' High 06025 27079240
Track: 1
Comp: Roy Hargrove
Publ: Melon Yellow Music Ltd/2nd Floor Music/BMI
Dur: 1m14s.

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Sun 6 Sep 2009 23:30
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