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Rory Simmons and Fyfe Dangerfield

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 March 2012

Fiona Talkington introduces this month's Late Junction Session - a collaboration between Rory Simmons, composer and trumpet player with the Loop Collective, and Fyfe Dangerfield, best known as the creative force behind indie rock band Guillemots, but whose music also embraces lyrical love songs and experimental styles.

The monthly Late Junction Sessions bring together musicians who have never played together before in a unique studio collaboration. "Fyfe and Rory were such fun to work with" says presenter Fiona Talkington. "They brought loads of instruments, sound samples and tapes, and we ended up with so much interesting music, it's our longest Late Junction collaboration ever. We're thrilled they enjoyed the experience, and that they want to work together again."

Rory Simmons was born in Bodmin in Cornwall, and made his name touring across the globe playing trumpet with Jamie Cullen's band - his musical interests extend well beyond jazz though, and his latest project is the album 'Glass Dancers', with compositions for string quartet, electronics and percussion. Besides his work as a core member of London's Loop Collective, he also leads the band Fringe Magnetic, which seeks to mix jazz and experimental music with chamber and orchestral colours.

Fyfe Dangerfield's voice became familiar across the UK recently with a TV advert which used his cover of Billy Joel's song 'She's always a woman'. He is an accomplished songwriter in his own right though: 'a great songwriter on top form' is how The Telegraph reviewed his 2010 album 'Fly Yellow Moon'. However, Fyfe Dangerfield has devoted most of his musical energies to his indie rock band Guillemots, Mercury Music Prize nominees in 2006 - their latest album 'Walk the River' was released last year. He has also composed pieces for the City of Brimingham Symphony Orchestra and for the cellist Natalie Clein, and leads an improvising group Gannets.

This Late Junction session will be available as a downloadable podcast.

Music Played

9 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Knut Reiersrud (guitar) / Iver Kleive (organ)
    00:00

    Knut Reiersrud (guitar) / Iver Kleive (organ) Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down

    Blå Koral, Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD106

  • Image for The Incredible String Band
    00:05

    The Incredible String Band A very cellular song

    The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, Nonesuch 7559 60835 2

  • Image for Busnoys : Martin Pyne (vibraphone) / Jeff Spencer (bass guitar) / Trevor Davies (drums)
    00:18

    Busnoys : Martin Pyne (vibraphone) / Jeff Spencer (bass guitar) / Trevor Davies (drums) By Tapering Torchlight

    By Tapering Torchlight, Tall Guy Records tg005

  • Image for Palya Bea
    00:26

    Palya Bea Szep szemu szeretom (My Dark Eyed Lover)

    Egyszalenek (Just One Voice), Sony 88697536052

  • Image for Perrine Mansuy (piano) / Marion Rampal (voice)
    00:32

    Perrine Mansuy (piano) / Marion Rampal (voice) Listen to Monk

    Vertigo Songs, Laborie Jazz LJ17

  • Image for Rory Simmons / Fyfe Dangerfield
    00:37

    Rory Simmons / Fyfe Dangerfield I Can't Help What I am

    Late Junction Session, BBC Recording

  • Image for Rory Simmons / Fyfe Dangerfield
    00:52

    Rory Simmons / Fyfe Dangerfield I Was Not Who I Was

    Late Junction Session, BBC Recording

  • Image for Rory Simmons / Fyfe Dangerfield
    01:08

    Rory Simmons / Fyfe Dangerfield Charlie's Shoes / The Typing Pool

    Late Junction Session, BBC Recording

  • Image for Eric Dolphy
    01:24

    Eric Dolphy You Don't Know What Love Is

    Last Date, EmArcy 510124 2

  • Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Rory (left) and Fyfe (right) in the studio, after being interviewed by Fiona Talkington.

  • Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Rory listening back to music he and Fyfe have recorded in the studio at Broadcasting House.

  • Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Fyfe and Rory listen to the music they've recorded in the studio booth at Broadcasting House.

  • Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Fyfe Dangerfield's multitrack tape recorder, used as part of the Session with Rory Simmons.

  • Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Assorted pedals for manipulating sounds, in the studio at Broadcasting House.

  • Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Fyfe Dangerfield's Roland keyboard, in the studio at Broadcasting House.

  • Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Some of Rory Simmons' instruments, in the studio at Broadcasting House.

  • Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Fyfe Dangerfield in the studio booth at Broadcasting House.

  • Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Roland keyboard on top of the Steinway grand piano in the studio at Broadcasting House.

  • Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Studio Steinway at Broadcasting House

  • Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Late Junction Session: Fyfe Dangerfield and Rory Simmons

    Rory's instruments and laptop

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