Julian Siegel Quartet
Jez Nelson presents a concert by British saxophonist Julian Siegel and his quartet, recently re-formed with a new line-up after almost a decade away. Siegel has gained international renown as co-founder of long-running jazz-rock quartet Partisans and through trio work with US musicians Greg Cohen and Joey Baron. His quartet blends post-bop fluency with a range of compositional influences including trance and West African grooves. In this performance they present material from their critically acclaimed new album Urban Theme Park, with Liam Noble on piano, Oli Hayhurst on bass and Partisans' drummer Gene Calderazzo.
Also on the programme, Jez talks to pianist Alex Hawkins about why Stravinsky is so popular among jazz musicians. And scientist Dr Charles Limb discusses his research into brain activity during improvisation.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Studio guest: Alex Hawkins
Producer: Rebecca Aitchison.