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TrioVD, Shatner's Bassoon

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 22 July 2013

Think of 'prog' and lengthy concept albums, zany costumes and fantastical on-stage theatricality may spring to mind. Yet there's also a connection with a very contemporary-sounding strand of British jazz that has emerged in recent years, explored in this programme. Is there something within the bombastic skronk of TrioVD and the explosive eccentricity of sextet Shatner's Bassoon that connects to the British prog tradition? Alongside sets from these two bands and Dutch piano trio Tin Men And The Telephone, journalist Stephen Graham considers the implications of the term 'prog-jazz' in today's music and asks whether it's here to stay.

Music Played

28 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for trioVD
    00:00

    trioVD Tulisa

    Composer: Christophe de Bezenac / Chris Sharkey / Chris Bussey (Recorded: for Jazz on 3 at Match and Fuse Festival, London on 16 June 2012)

  • Image for Soft Machine
    00:01

    Soft Machine Facelift

    Composer: Hugh Hopper

    BBC Radio 1967 - 1971, Hux Records

  • Shatner’s Bassoon recorded at the Fox & Newt, Leeds on 6 September 2012

    • Line up: Johnny Richards (keyboards); Mick Bardon (bass & electronics); Ollie Dover (tenor sax and clarinet)

    • Craig Scott (fretless guitar and circuit bent tape player); Andrew Lisle (drums); Joost Hendrickx (drums)

    • Image for Shatner's Bassoon
      00:05

      Shatner's Bassoon This Is How You Make A Buck

      Composer: Johnny Richards

  • Journalist Stephen Graham investigates ‘prog-jazz’

    • Image for Tubax
      00:22

      Tubax Bigfoot

      Composer: Giacomo Schirru / Alberto Fogli / Davide Stampini

    • Image for Troyka
      00:22

      Troyka Tax Return

      Composer: Chris Montague

      Troyka, Edition

    • Image for King Crimson
      00:23

      King Crimson Epitaph (Including ''March For No Reason'' And ''Tomorrow And Tomorrow'')

      Composer: Robert Fripp / Michael Giles / Greg Lake / Ian McDonald / Peter Sinfield

      In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson), Dicipline

    • Image for Béla Bartók
      00:24

      Béla Bartók Allegro Barbaro

      Composer: Bartok

    • Image for Emerson, Lake & Palmer
      00:25

      Emerson, Lake & Palmer The Barbarian

      Composer: Bela Bartok / Carl Palmer / Greg Lake / Keith Emerson

      Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Island

    • Image for World Service Project
      00:27

      World Service Project Villain of the Aeroplane

      Composer: Dave Morecroft

      Fire In A Pet Shop, Megasound

    • Image for Neo
      00:29

      Neo Ruins Soup

      Composer: Carlo Conti / Manlio Maresca / Antonio Zitarelli

    • Image for Mahavishnu Orchestra
      00:30

      Mahavishnu Orchestra The Dance of Maya

      Composer: John McLaughlin

      The Inner Mounting Flame, Columbia

    • Image for Troyka
      00:31

      Troyka Clint

      Composer: Chris Montague

      Troyka, Edition

    • Image for World Service Project
      00:31

      World Service Project Change the F**king Record

      Composer: Dave Morecroft

      Fire In A Pet Shop, Megasound

    • Image for World Service Project
      00:33

      World Service Project Dance Of The Clown

      Composer: Dave Morecroft

      Fire In A Pet Shop, Megasound

    • Image for Tin Men and The Telephone
      00:35

      Tin Men and The Telephone De Bal

      Composer: Tony Roe / Bobby Petrov

  • Tin Men And The Telephone recorded at Match and Fuse Festival, London on 16 June 2012

  • Journalist Marcus O’Dair speaks to TrioVD

  • TrioVD recorded at Match and Fuse Festival, London on 16 June 2012

    • Line up: Christophe de Bezenac (saxophone, electronics); Chris Sharkey (guitar, electronics); Chris Bussey (drums, electronics)

    • Image for trioVD
      00:57

      trioVD Tulisa

      Composer: Christophe de Bezenac / Chris Sharkey / Chris Bussey

    • Image for trioVD
      01:00

      trioVD DBST

      Composer: Christophe de Bezenac / Chris Sharkey / Chris Bussey

    • Image for trioVD
      01:10

      trioVD The Physical Impossibility of Damien Hirst In The Mind Of Someone Living

      Composer: Christophe de Bezenac / Chris Sharkey / Chris Bussey

    • Image for trioVD
      01:14

      trioVD UPS

      Composer: Christophe de Bezenac / Chris Sharkey / Chris Bussey

    • Image for trioVD
      01:20

      trioVD Harm

      Composer: Christophe de Bezenac / Chris Sharkey / Chris Bussey

  • Christophe de Bezenac - TrioVD

    Christophe de Bezenac - TrioVD

    Photo by Phil Ower © 2013 - All Rights Reserved

  • Chris Bussey - TrioVD

    Chris Bussey - TrioVD

    Photo by Phil Ower © 2013 - All Rights Reserved

  • Tin Men And The Telephone

    Tin Men And The Telephone

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