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Julian Joseph presents a performance from saxophonist Peter King and his quartet recorded at the 2011 London Jazz Festival, when he opened for legendary drummer Roy Haynes at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Peter King emerged as a virtuoso teenager in the fashionable London scene of the swinging 60's, and has since established himself as one of the UK's most in-demand jazz musicians having worked with Maynard Ferguson, Tubby Hayes, Stan Tracey, Ray Charles, Zoot Sims, Jon Hendricks and Charlie Watts to name but a few. King has also recorded in a pop context, his recordings with Everything But The Girl is of particular note.His band includes Geoff Gascoyne on bass, Mark Fletcher on drums and longtime associate Steve Melling on the piano, and tonight's set features a 15 minute tribute to master saxophonist John Coltrane.

1 hour, 15 minutes

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Sun 15 Jul 2012 23:15
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