Jez Nelson presents highlights of Adventures In Sound, an afternoon of free improvisation at the Southbank Centre recorded during the 2010 London Jazz Festival. Revisiting the spirit of a fascinating extended concert from a few years ago, and curated by Jazz on Three, this is definitely a case of "expect the unexpected". Dub-reggae transforms into squally electronics, with jazz and improv at its core, in the music of Zed-U, featuring Shabaka Hutchings on saxophone, Neil Charles on bass and electronics and Tom Skinner on drums. They'll be joined onstage by the likes of Matthew Bourne, an award winning pianist who always pushes the boundaries in unexpected directions, often with a healthy dose of wit and eccentricity. Plus a true legend of improvised music, bassist Barre Philips, an important link between the birth of Amercian free jazz in the 1960s and the European free improv scene. Other performers include reeds player Tony Bevan, drummer Tony Buck and pianist Howard Riley.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Joby Waldman.