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Samuel Blaser Quartet

Duration:
1 hour, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 21 March 2011

Jez Nelson presents a concert by the Samuel Blaser Quartet. Swiss born Blaser has developed his own vocal like phraseology on the trombone and describes his music as exploring the fertile ground between hard bop and free jazz. New York Downtown guitarist Marc Ducret joins him, adding a fusion element to the sound. The band is completed by a transatlantic rhythm section of bassist Banz Oester and drummer Gerald Cleaver.

Music Played

10 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • CD round-up with John Fordham

    • Image for Endangered Blood

      Endangered Blood Elvin Lisbon

      Endangered Blood, Skirl Records

    • Image for Julia Hülsmann Trio

      Julia Hülsmann Trio Who's Next

      Imprint, ECM

    • Image for Stephan Crump / Steve Lehman

      Stephan Crump / Steve Lehman Terroir

      Kaleidoscope & Collage, Intakt

    • Image for Kit Downes Trio

      Kit Downes Trio Tambourine

      Quiet Tiger, Basho Records

  • Samuel Blaser Quartet recorded at The Vortex, London on 12 October 2010

    • Image for Samuel Blaser Quartet

      Samuel Blaser Quartet Babel I

      Composer: Samuel Blaser

  • John Fordham interviews Magnus Öström

    • Image for Magnus Öström

      Magnus Öström Longing

      Thread of Life, ACT

    • Image for Magnus Öström

      Magnus Öström The Haunted Thoughts and the Endless Fall

      Thread of Life, ACT

    • Image for Magnus Öström and Pat Metheny

      Magnus Öström and Pat Metheny Ballad for E

      Thread of Life, ACT

  • Samuel Blaser Quartet recorded at The Vortex, London on 12 October 2010

    • Image for Samuel Blaser Quartet

      Samuel Blaser Quartet Smoke

      Composer: Samuel Blaser

    • Image for Samuel Blaser Quartet

      Samuel Blaser Quartet Babel IV

      Composer: Samuel Blaser

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