Ronnie Scott's British Jazz Week
Jez Nelson presents performances from John Taylor, playing in a duo with Julian Arguelles for the first time, and the Neon quartet, recorded at Ronnie Scott's 2nd Brit Jazz Festival.
John Taylor is a world-class pianist who, since coming to the attention of jazz audiences in the late 1960s, has laid the foundations upon which the British jazz scene has been built. Julian Arguelles made his name during the 1980s as a member of acclaimed British big band Loose Tubes, and has gone on to forge a career as a highly distinctive saxophonist, composer and improviser. The pair played together on the 1990 debut recording of the Julian Arguelles Quartet, but this will be the first time they've performed as a duo.
Neon brings together saxophonist and composer Stan Sulzmann, a stalwart of the British scene for many years, with three rising stars: pianist Kit Downes, drummer Tim Giles and Jim Hart on vibes. All four musicians write for the group.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Robert Abel.