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Review of UK Jazz in 2011

1 hour
First broadcast:
Monday 26 December 2011

Jez Nelson reviews the best UK jazz of 2011, featuring excerpts from Jazz on 3 performances and the best album releases of the year. Among the highlights are saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and his street music-inspired band The Sons of Kemet, young Edinburgh trio NeWt, and Northern Irish composer Sid Peacock with his big band Surge. Next week the programme covers the best international music to have been featured in 2011.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Studio guests: John Fordham & Kevin Le Gendre
Producers: Chris Elcombe & Russell Finch.

Music Played

7 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Shabaka Hutchings and the Sons of Kemet

    Shabaka Hutchings and the Sons of Kemet Beware

    Recorded: at Pinewood Studios, 17 May 2011

  • Image for Empirical

    Empirical An Ambiguous State of Mind

    Elements Of Truth, Naim

  • Image for Rachel Musson’s Skein

    Rachel Musson’s Skein I'm Sure This Wasn't The Plan

    Recorded: on the BBC Introducing stage of the Cheltenham Festival, 1 May 2011

  • Image for Phil Robson's IMS Quintet

    Phil Robson's IMS Quintet Telepathy and Transmission

    Recorded: at the Vortex, London on 25 January 2011

  • Image for Trio VD

    Trio VD Barlow

    X, Naim

  • Image for Sid Peacock's Surge

    Sid Peacock's Surge La Fête

    Recorded: at Livingston Studios, London on 3 October 2011

  • Image for Django Bates and the T.D.Es

    Django Bates and the T.D.Es Everyone's Song For Kenny

    Recorded: at the Cheltenham Festival, 30 April 2011


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