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Highlights from the 2009 Saalfelden Festival

Highlights from the 2009 Saalfelden Jazz Festival

Jez Nelson presents selected highlights from the 30th annual Saalfelden Jazz Festival held in the foothills of Austria. Attracting the best international musicians, the festival is one of the most coveted and open-minded celebrations of improvisation in the world.

Taking place over an August weekend in 2009 the line up featured a headlining slot from free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman, a set from British trumpeter Chris Batchelor's Big Air group, plus improvising cellist Erik Friedlander's Broken Arm Trio and Little Women - a terrifyingly raucous quartet from Brooklyn fronted by saxophonists Darius Jones and Travis Laplante.

Presented by Jez Nelson
Produced by Joby Waldman & Kathryn Willgress
jazzon3@bbc.co.uk
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 3

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PLAYLIST

All the music was recorded during the 30th annual Saalfelden Jazz Festival in Austria, 28-30 August 2009

VIJAY IYER TRIO

Line up:
Vijay Iyer (piano)
Stephan Crump (double bass)
Justin Brown (drums)

Set list:
Mystic Brew (Ronnie Foster)
Big Brother (Stevie Wonder)

Recommended further listening:
Artist: Vijay Iyer Trio
Album title: Historicity
Label: ACT
Released: 24 August 2009

BIG AIR

Line up:
Chris Batchelor (trumpet, electronics)
Andrew D'Angelo (saxophone, bass clarinet)
Oren Marshall (trombone, electronics)
Liam Noble (piano)
Jim Black (drums)

Set list:
The Wizard (Steve Buckley)
The Road, The Sky, The Moon (Chris Batchelor)

Interview with Mario Steidl, the artistic director of the Saalfelden Jazz Festival

CHRISTIAN MUTHSPIEL'S YODEL GROUP

Line up:
Christian Muthspiel (trombone, piano, electronics)
Gerald Preinfalk (saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet)
Matthieu Michel (trombone, flugelhorn)
Franck Tortiller (vibraphone)
Jerome Harris (electric bass)
Bobby Previte (drums)

Set list:
Exert from "Five Yodelers" (Christian Muthspiel)

ERIC FRIEDLANDER'S BROKEN ARM TRIO

Line up:
Eric Friedlander (cello)
Trevor Dunn (bass)
Mike Sarin (drums)

Set list:
Pearls (Eric Friedlander)
Pretty Penny(Eric Friedlander)
Jimmy Zipper (Eric Friedlander)
Cake (Eric Friedlander)

EIVIND AARSET'S SONIC CODEX ORCHESTRA

Line up:
Eivind Aarset (electric guitar, electronics)
Bjorn Charles Dreyer (guitar, pedal steel)
Audun Erlien (bass)
Gunnar Halle (trumpet, synthesizer)
Wetle Holte (drums)
Torstein Lofthus (drums)

Set list:
Sign of Seven (Eivind Aarset)
Sleeps With Fishes (Eivind Aarset).

1 hour, 45 minutes

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