Byron Wallen and the Steve Lehman Trio in Session, Paradoxical Frog
Jez Nelson presents trumpeter Byron Wallen in a specially recorded session with saxophonist Steve Lehman and his trio, plus New York group Paradoxical Frog at the 2011 Vision Festival.
Wallen has carved an international reputation within and beyond jazz, playing with everyone from Wynton Marsalis and Freddie Hubbard to Chaka Khan and William Orbit. His Indigo band has earned renown in recent years, and he is joined for this one-off encounter by US saxophonist Steve Lehman and his trio.
Paradoxical Frog explore free improvisation within long, spacious forms. The trio formed after F-IRE Collective saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock moved from London to New York and features pianist Kris Davis and Tyshawn Sorey on drums. For this performance they are joined by violinist and viola player Mat Maneri.
Also on the programme, writer Geoff Dyer pays homage to Keith Jarrett ahead of his forthcoming London gig.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Rebecca Aitchison.