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Alan Skidmore

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 18 March 2012

Alan Skidmore is a legendary figure in British jazz and one of its truly individual saxophone voices. To celebrate his imminent 70th birthday, he joins Alyn Shipton to select some of his finest recordings, ranging from work with John Mayall and Eric Clapton to the experimental bands SOS and SOH. He also discusses his work with African musicians and his lifelong love for the music of John Coltrane.

Music Played

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton

    John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton - Have You Heard

    Composer: Mayall Performers: John Mayall, p, org, hca, v; Eric Clapton, g; John McVie, b; Hughie Flint, d; Alan Skidmore, ts; John Almond, bar; Derek Healey, t. March 1966.

    Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, Audio Fidelity, 56, Track 9

  • Image for Alan Skidmore Quintet

    Alan Skidmore Quintet Old San Juan

    Composer: John Warren Performers: Alan Skidmore, ts; Kenny Wheeler, t; John Taylor, p; Harry Miller, b; Tony Oxley, d. 1969

    Once Upon A Time, Dutton Vocalion, 8406

  • Image for Alan Skidmore Quintet + Guests

    Alan Skidmore Quintet + Guests Jack Knife

    Composer: Surman Performers: Alan Skidmore, ts; Malcolm Griffiths, tb; John Taylor, p; Chris Laurence, b; Tony Levin, d. 1970

    Tcb, Dutton / Volcalion, 8481

  • Image for S.O.S. (Skidmore - Osborne - Surman)

    S.O.S. (Skidmore - Osborne - Surman) Where's Junior

    Composer: Skidmore - Osborne - Surman Performers: Mike Osbone, as; Alan Skidmore, ts; John Surman, ss, bar. Jan 1975

    S.O.S., Ogun, CD 019

  • Image for S.O.H.  (Skidmore - Oxley – Haurand)

    S.O.H. (Skidmore - Oxley – Haurand) Percussion 10/Ruby Doo'

    Composer: Skidmore - Oxley - Haurand Performers: Alan Skidmore, ts, ss; Tony Oxley, d; Ali Haurand, b. 1983

    Live In London, Jazzwerkstatt, 016

  • Image for Alan Skidmore with Hannover Philharmonie NDR Orchestra

    Alan Skidmore with Hannover Philharmonie NDR Orchestra It's Easy to Remember

    Composer: Rodgers, Hart Performers: Alan Skidmore, ts; Hannover Philhamonie NDR Orchestra 1998.

    After The Rain – A Collection of Ballads, Miles Music, unknown

  • Image for Alan Skidmore Quartet

    Alan Skidmore Quartet Crescent

    Composer: Coltrane Performers: Alan Skidmore, ts; Jason Rebello, p; Dave Green, b; Stephen Keogh, d. 1991

    Tribute to Trane, Miles Music, CDMM075

  • Image for Alan Skidmore with Amampondo

    Alan Skidmore with Amampondo Joyful Reunion

    Composer: Skidmore / Amampondo Performers: Alan Skidmore, Steve Melling, p; Arnie Somogyi, b; Gary Husband, d. 2004

    The Call, Provocateur, 1018

  • Image for Alan Skidmore's Ubizo

    Alan Skidmore's Ubizo Sweet S.A.

    Composer: Skidmore Performers: Alan Skidmore, ts; Ingolf Burkhardt, t and flugelhorn; Steve Melling, p; Arnie Somogyi, db; Stephen Keogh, d; Michael Ludonga, Simpiwe Matole, Mandla Lande, Risenga Makondo, Mzwandile Qotoyi, African drums, percussion, piano, marimba, kudu horn, vocals. 2002

    Ubizo, Provocateur, 1036

  • Image for Alan Skidmore Quartet

    Alan Skidmore Quartet Resolution

    Composer: Coltrane Performers: Alan Skidmore, Mike Gorman, Aidan O’Donnell, Ian Palmer, 2010.

    Impressions of John Coltrane, Jazzwerkstatt, 92006

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