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John Dankworth/Pat Metheny/Craig Taborn Trio

Jez Nelson pays tribute to John Dankworth who died on 6 February 2010 aged 82. Jez is joined by The Guardian's John Fordham to discuss the career of the celebrated saxophonist, composer and band-leader, and play tracks from his back catalogue.

John and Jez also discuss guitarist Pat Metheny's latest project - an automated band called The Orchestrion - and introduce a concert by American pianist Craig Taborn and his trio, featuring Thomas Morgan on double bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Studio guest: John Fordham
Producer: Peggy Sutton

PLAYLIST

Tribute to Sir John Dankworth, plus music from Craig Taborn Trio and Pat Metheny's Orchestrion

Extract from 'Jelly Mould Blues' by Alec and John Dankworth Generation Big Band (details below)

John Fordham joins Jez in the studio to pay tribute to Sir John Dankworth who died on 6 February 2010, aged 82.

CD tracks:

Artist: Johnny Dankworth Seven
Track title: Easy Living
Composer: Ralph Rainger
Album title: The Best of Johnny Dankworth
Label: EMI

Artist: John Dankworth and his Orchestra
Track title: Two-Piece Flower
Composer: Johnny Dankworth
Album title: $1,000,000 Collective
Label: Fontana

Artist: Alec and John Dankworth Generation Big Band
Track title: Jelly Mould Blues
Composer: Johnny Dankworth
Album title: Rhythm Changes
Label: Jazz House

John Fordham chats to Jez about Pat Metheny's new project, the Orchestrion. Plus Jez talks to Pat Metheny himself.

Music played:

Artist: Pat Metheny (guitar and orchestrion)
Track title: Spirit of the air
Album title: Orchestrion
Label: Nonesuch
Released: 25 January 2010

Artist: Pat Metheny (guitar and orchestrion)
Track title: Orchestrion
Album title: Orchestrion
Label: Nonesuch
Released: 25 January 2010

Listen to Claire Martin's interview with Pat Metheny on Jazz Line-up

Buffalo Collision UK tour dates
28 Feb @ Band on the Wall, Manchester (double bill with Trio VD)
01 Mar @ The Vortex, London
02 Mar @ CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Craig Taborn Trio recorded at The Vortex, London on December 7, 2009

Line up:
Craig Taborn (piano)
Thomas Morgan (bass)
Gerald Cleaver (drums)

Set one:
'Bodies We Came Out Of' segued into 'Chorales'
Maelan

Set two:
Ancient

All tracks composed by Craig Taborn.

Release date:

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Mon 8 Feb 2010 23:15

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