Alexey Kruglov and The Thing in Session
Jez Nelson presents avant-garde Russian saxophonist Alexey Kruglov and his trio in concert. Kruglov is part of the Moscow improvising scene, continuing the tradition developed by the Ganelin Trio in the 1970s and 80s. His music combines punk-rock energy with dark humour and a folk-like lyricism, allied to an eccentric playing technique that includes playing several instruments at once. He is joined by Estonian electric guitarist Jaak Sooäär and Paul May on drums, performing music from his latest album.
Also on the programme, a session by Scandinavian free jazz trio The Thing, featuring saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Guest: Kevin Le Gendre
Producers: Russell Finch & Chris Elcombe.