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Henri Texier Octet at the 2012 London Jazz Festival

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 10 December 2012

Jez Nelson presents Parisian bassist Henri Texier with a new octet, commissioned for the London Jazz Festival. Since the 1960s Texier has been a major figure on the European jazz scene as both a composer and virtuoso performer. His early work with trumpeter Don Cherry has had a lasting impact on his music, which combines jazz with avant-garde and African influences. In recent years he has made memorable appearances on Jazz on 3 with both trio and sextet. This time he expands his regular trio with saxophonist Sebastien Texier and drummer Louis Moutin into a pan-European, 8-piece band that includes British saxophonist Julian Argüelles, Dutch viola player Oene van Geel and French vibes player Benjamin Flament.
Also on the programme, a mini-session featuring one of the oldest musical cultures known to man: the Australian Art Orchestra join forces with members of the Young Wagilak Group to bring together Western improvisation and indigenous songs from the Northern Territory.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Chris Elcombe.

Music Played

14 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • BBC Introducing tracks

    • Image for Tom Hewson
      00:01

      Tom Hewson Blues for Lockjaw

      Composer: Tom Hewson

    • Image for Laura Jurd
      00:03

      Laura Jurd Landing Ground

      Composer: Laura Jurd

  • Henri Texier’s London Octet, recorded at King’s Place, London on 14 November 2012

    • Line-up: Henri Texier (double bass), Sebastien Texier (alto/sop sax, clarinet), Louis Moutin (drums),

    • Alain Vankenhove (trumpet), Julian Argüelles (tenor sax), Benjamin Flament (vibes), David Kweksilber (reeds), Oene Van Geel (viola)

    • Image for Henri Texier’s London Octet
      00:16

      Henri Texier’s London Octet Samba Loca

      Composer: Henri Texier

    • Image for Henri Texier’s London Octet
      00:21

      Henri Texier’s London Octet The Lost Kids of Naïrobi

      Composer: Henri Texier

    • Image for Henri Texier’s London Octet
      00:28

      Henri Texier’s London Octet Black March Revolt

      Composer: Henri Texier

    • Image for Henri Texier’s London Octet
      00:35

      Henri Texier’s London Octet Sacrifice

      Composer: Henri Texier

    • Image for Henri Texier’s London Octet
      00:46

      Henri Texier’s London Octet Desaparecido

      Composer: Henri Texier

    • Image for Henri Texier’s London Octet
      00:59

      Henri Texier’s London Octet Izlaz

      Composer: Henri Texier

  • Australian Art Orchestra with the Young Wagilak Group, recorded at Somethin’ Else Studios, London on 12 November 2012

    • Line-up: Benjamin Wilfred (vocals, yidaki, bilma), Daniel Wilfred (vocals, bilma), David Wilfred (yidaki, vocals),

    • Paul Grabowsky (keys), Tony Hicks (reeds), Carl Dewhurst (guitar), Philip Rex (double bass), Niko Schäuble (drums)

    • Image for Australian Art Orchestra / Young Wagilak Group
      01:14

      Australian Art Orchestra / Young Wagilak Group Djuwalparra / Wild Blackfella

      Composer: Traditional, arr. Australian Art Orchestra / Young Wagilak Group

    • Image for Australian Art Orchestra / Young Wagilak Group
      01:21

      Australian Art Orchestra / Young Wagilak Group Wata

      Composer: Traditional, arr. Australian Art Orchestra / Young Wagilak Group

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