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Black Top, Laura Jurd

Jazz on 3 is visiting the historic Maida Vale studios for the first time ever. Jez Nelson hosts an exclusive session in front of a live audience, featuring bands that represent the best of two different generations of UK jazz.

The musicians of Black Top have been at the cutting edge of the music for over 20 years and present their first ever full-length broadcast as a band. This freely improvising group includes saxophonist Steve Williamson, Orphy Robinson (percussion), Pat Thomas (piano) and Byron Wallen (trumpet), plus a special guest, HKB Finn, adding spontaneous spoken-word nuggets to the music.

Young trumpeter and composer Laura Jurd has recently emerged as one to watch, making waves with her imaginative and ambitious material at the helm of various ensembles as part of the Chaos Collective. Here she presents her quintet, featuring Lauren Kinsella's free-ranging vocals.

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

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 6 Jan 2014 23:00

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