Phil Robson's IMS Quintet, Elephant 9 in Session
Jez Nelson presents a concert by UK guitarist Phil Robson and the IMS Quintet featuring US saxophonist Mark Turner. Winner of Best Jazz Musician of the year in the 2009 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Phil Robson brought together an international line-up to play a set of his own compositions based on "communication ancient to modern". Perhaps most notably the band includes American tenor player Mark Turner. Rarely seen in the UK, he is widely regarded as one of the current finest saxophonists in the world today. The all-star line up is completed by US bassist Michael Janisch, UK flautist Gareth Lockrane and Cuban drummer Ernesto Simpson.
Plus an exclusive session from funky psychedelic trio Elephant 9. Described by Uncut magazine as 'fabulous, freaky-deaky Scandi-jazz' the Norwegian trio features Ståle Storløkken on Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes & synths, Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen on electric bass and drummer Torstein Lofthus.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Russell Finch.