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Ben Allison Band and Baltimore Special

Duration:
1 hour, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 28 February 2011

Jez Nelson presents a concert by New York bassist and composer Ben Allison on his only date in the UK. Performing music from his forthcoming album, Allison combines memorable melodies, and the influence of American rock and folk, with avant-jazz and some adventurous and intricate ensemble writing.

The band features a cast of New York's finest players: violinist Jenny Scheinman, guitarist Steve Cardenas, drummer Rudy Royston and saxophonist Michael Blake.

Jez also talks to online jazz writer and resident of Maryland Bill Shoemaker about the Baltimore jazz scene.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Joby Waldman.

Music Played

15 items
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      The Blind Boys of Alabama Way Down in the Hole (Theme from The Wire)

      Spirit of the Century, Real World

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      Lafayette Gilchrist Towards the Shining Path

      Towards the Shining Path, Hyena

    • Image for Gary Thomas

      Gary Thomas Is Everything Relative?

      Pariah’s Pariah, Winter & Winter

    • Image for John Berndt

      John Berndt The Alloy of Summer and Mind

      New Logic for Old Saxophones, Creative Source Records

    • Image for Microkingdom

      Microkingdom Aire Metal

      Three Compositions of No Jazz, Friends Records

  • Ben Allison Band Recorded At Turner Sims, Southampton On 4 February 2011

    • Line up: Michael Blake (saxophones), Jenny Scheinman (violin), Ben Allison (bass), Steve Cardenas (guitar), Rudy Royston (drums)

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      Ben Allison Band Jackie Ing

      Composer: Thelonious Monk

    • Image for Ben Allison Band

      Ben Allison Band The Green Al

      Composer: Ben Allison

    • Image for Ben Allison Band

      Ben Allison Band Broke

      Composer: Ben Allison

    • Image for Ben Allison Band

      Ben Allison Band Roll Credits

      Composer: Ben Allison

  • Discussion With Bill Shoemaker On The Ben Allison Band

  • Ben Allison Band Recorded At Turner Sims, Southampton On 4 February 2011

    • Image for Ben Allison Band

      Ben Allison Band Mantra

      Composer: Ben Allison

    • Image for Ben Allison Band

      Ben Allison Band We've Only Just Begun

      Composer: Roger Nichols/Paul Williams

    • Image for Ben Allison Band

      Ben Allison Band Respiration

      Composer: Ben Allison

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    Brad Mehldau My Favorite Things

    Live in Marciac, Nonesuch

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