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Overtone Quartet at the 2011 Cheltenham Festival

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 06 June 2011

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.

Music Played

13 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Midnight Band

    Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Midnight Band Winter In America

    The First Minute Of A New Day, Soul Brother

  • The Overtone Quartet, recorded at the Cheltenham Festival on 1 May 2011

    • Line up: Chris Potter (tenor saxophone), Jason Moran (piano and Fender Rhodes), Larry Grenadier (double bass), Eric Harland (drums)

    • Image for The Overtone Quartet

      The Overtone Quartet Treachery

      Composer: Eric Harland

    • Image for The Overtone Quartet

      The Overtone Quartet Ask Me Why

      Composer: Chris Potter

  • Nate Chinen interviews Jason Moran

    • Image for The Max Roach Trio/Hasaan

      The Max Roach Trio/Hasaan Almost Like Me

      The Max Roach Trio Featuring The Legendary Hasaan, Atlantic

    • Image for Leontyne Price

      Leontyne Price 'When I Am Laid In Earth' from Dido And Aeneas

      The Essential Leontyne Price, RCA

    • Image for Anthony Braxton

      Anthony Braxton Piece One (Composition W-138)

      Creative Orchestra Music 1976, RCA

  • The Overtone Quartet, recorded at the Cheltenham Festival on 1 May 2011

    • Line up: Chris Potter (tenor saxophone), Jason Moran (piano and Fender Rhodes), Larry Grenadier (double bass), Eric Harland (drums)

    • Image for The Overtone Quartet

      The Overtone Quartet Four Winds

      Composer: Dave Holland

    • Image for The Overtone Quartet

      The Overtone Quartet Togo

      Composer: Ed Blackwell

    • Image for The Overtone Quartet

      The Overtone Quartet Maiden

      Composer: Eric Harland

  • Jez Nelson discusses the new Smithsonian Anthology with Alyn Shipton and Nate Chinen

    • Image for Anthony Braxton and Muhal Richard Abrams

      Anthony Braxton and Muhal Richard Abrams Maple Leaf Rag

      Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology, Smithsonian Folkways

    • Image for Tomasz Stanko

      Tomasz Stanko Suspended Night Variation VIII

      Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology, Smithsonian Folkways

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