Overtone Quartet at the 2011 Cheltenham Festival
Jez Nelson presents transatlantic group the Overtone Quartet at the Cheltenham Festival. This all-star band first came together in 2007, although some of the musical relationships involved go back 20 years. Notionally led by bass player Dave Holland, the group has a strong collective ethos, with each member stamping their authority through adventurous compositions, virtuosic sparring and subtle interplay. It features Chris Potter on saxophone, pianist Jason Moran, drummer Eric Harland and, replacing Dave Holland for this performance, Larry Grenadier on double bass.
Also on the programme Nate Chinen talks to Jason Moran about his musical influences, and Jez discusses the new Smithsonian jazz anthology with Nate and Smithsonian panel member and Radio 3 presenter Alyn Shipton.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Rebecca Aitchison and Phil Smith.