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Jazz in the Round at the 2012 London Jazz Festival

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 26 November 2012

Jez Nelson presents a special edition of his monthly Jazz in the Round event as part of the London Jazz Festival.

Jazz in the Round celebrates the incredible breadth of contemporary jazz and improvised music, bringing together bands you might not usually expect to sit on the same billing. This time is no different, with contrasting sets by British, European and American musicians. Israeli pianist Yaron Herman is a rising star whose latest quartet, featured here, filters his Middle-Eastern heritage through Latin and post-bop sounds. Chris Dave, meanwhile, is one of the most in-demand jazz, R&B and hip-hop drummers around, performing with everyone from pop mega-stars Beyoncé and Adele to the jazz/nu-soul Experiment outfit led by pianist Robert Glasper. Whatever the genre, he lights up the stage with an eccentric approach to the kit and an amazingly elastic rhythmic feel, so this set with his Drumhedz outfit should be a real treat! Also on the programme, a new band - London-based six-piece Fofoulah, led by Loop Collective drummer Dave Smith, which blends modern African praise song and Gambian sabar drumming with electronic grooves.

Music Played

15 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Fofoulah, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, London on 18 November 2012

    • Line-up: Biram Seck (vocals), Tom Challenger (tenor sax/synths), Phil Stevenson (guitar), Johnny Brierley (bass), Dave Smith (drums), Kaw Secka (sabar drum)

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      00:00

      Fofoulah Gadaiy (Ya Ngu Mom)

      Composer: Fofoulah

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      00:07

      Fofoulah Fofoulah

      Composer: Fofoulah

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      00:12

      Fofoulah Balou Nala

      Composer: Fofoulah

  • Chris Dave And The Drumhedz, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, London on 18 November 2012

    • Line-up: Chris Dave (drums), Kebbi Williams (saxophone & flute), Isaiah Sharkey (electric guitar), Jermaine Williams (electric bass)

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      00:18

      Chris Dave And The Drumhedz Giant Steps

      Composer: John Coltrane

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      00:21

      Chris Dave And The Drumhedz African Exchange Student

      Composer: Kenny Garrett

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      00:29

      Chris Dave And The Drumhedz Actual Proof

      Composer: Herbie Hancock

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      00:36

      Chris Dave And The Drumhedz Renaissance

  • Yaron Herman Quartet, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, London on 18 November 2012

    • Line-up: Yaron Herman (piano), Emile Parisien (saxophone), Stephane Kerecki (bass), Ziv Ravitz (drums)

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      00:41

      Yaron Herman Quartet Mojo

      Composer: Yaron Herman

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      00:48

      Yaron Herman Quartet Atlas And Axis

      Composer: Yaron Herman

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      01:02

      Yaron Herman Quartet La confusion sexuelle des papillons

      Composer: Yaron Herman

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      01:12

      Yaron Herman Quartet Homemade

      Composer: Yaron Herman

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      01:22

      Yaron Herman Quartet No Surprises

      Composer: Radiohead

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