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Vision Festival 2011

Jez Nelson presents some of the best bits from the 2011 Vision Festival in New York. The festival celebrates the avant-jazz scene of the lower east side of the city, also programming international musicians who share its innovative disregard for convention. Among the festival highlights this year are hard-hitting trio Pulverize the Sound, Paradoxical Frog with guest viola player Mat Maneri, and the debut of Planetary Unknown, a supergroup that features the first collaboration in 30 years by saxophonist David S. Ware and pianist Cooper-Moore.

Also in the programme, New York poet Steve Dalachinsky reads poetry about the Vision Festival, commissioned specially by Jazz on 3.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Studio guests: Nate Chinen & Steve Dalachinsky
Producers: Phil Smith & Chris Elcombe.

Release date:

2 hours

Last on

Mon 27 Jun 2011 23:00

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