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Gato Libre

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 09 September 2013

'Gato Libre' is Spanish for 'free/stray cat'. Japanese trumpeter Natsuki Tamura adopted the name for his quartet, and their music, as heard in this week's exclusive session for Jazz on 3, is suitably reminiscent of sounds picked up on his wanderings across continents. There's a European folk tinge in particular to their sparse but melodic tunes - miniatures that zoom in on short themes and delicate textural details. Tamura is joined by Satoko Fujii - who unusually features on accordion rather than her usual piano in this band - as well as guitarist Kazuhiko Tsumura and Yasuko Kaneko on trombone. Also in the session, Tamura and Fujii join forces with British guitarist John Russell for an extended free improvisation that reflects a different side to their musical personalities.

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

Music Played

18 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • New Release

    • Image for Sons of Kemet
      00:01

      Sons of Kemet The Itis

      Composer: Shabaka Hutchings

      Burn, Naim

  • John Russell joins Jez in the studio

  • Gato Libre recorded at Livingston Studios, London on 16 June 2013

    • Line up: Natsuki Tamura (trumpet); Kazuhiko Tsumura (guitar); Satoko Fujii (accordion); Yasuko Kaneko (trombone)

    • Image for Gato Libre
      00:07

      Gato Libre Dudu

      Composer: Natsuki Tamura

    • Image for Gato Libre
      00:11

      Gato Libre Rainy Day

      Composer: Natsuki Tamura

    • Image for Gato Libre
      00:18

      Gato Libre Gato

      Composer: Natsuki Tamura

    • Image for Gato Libre
      00:17

      Gato Libre B&B

      Composer: Natsuki Tamura

  • Satoko Fujii interview

    • Image for Yumiko Takaku
      00:31

      Yumiko Takaku Kaze Ga Toku De

      Composer: Yumiko Tanaka

      Tayutauta, Improvised Music From Japan

    • Image for Satoko Fujii Min-Yoh Ensemble
      00:35

      Satoko Fujii Min-Yoh Ensemble Kariboshi Kiriuta

      Composer: Trad.

      Fujin Rainin, Les Disques Victo

    • Image for Gato Libre
      00:35

      Gato Libre B&B

      Composer: Natsuki Tamura

    • Image for Gato Libre
      00:36

      Gato Libre Dudu

      Composer: Natsuki Tamura

  • Gato Libre recorded at Livingston Studios, London on 16 June 2013

    • Image for Gato Libre
      00:37

      Gato Libre Mouse

      Composer: Natsuki Tamura

    • Image for Gato Libre
      00:43

      Gato Libre Nanook

      Composer: Natsuki Tamura

  • Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii and John Russell recorded at Livingston Studios, London on 16 June 2013

    • Line up: Natsuki Tamura (trumpet); Satoko Fujii (piano); John Russell (guitar)

    • Image for Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / John Russell
      00:53

      Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / John Russell Untitled Improvisation

      Composer: Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / John Russell

  • John Russell on the music of Sabu Toyozumi

    • Image for Jazz Hijokaidan
      01:15

      Jazz Hijokaidan Backstroke Star

      Composer: Jojo Hiroshige / Toshiji Mikawa / Fumio Kosakai / Junko / Futoshi Okano / Akira Sakata / Sabu Toyozumi

      Made in Japan, Doubt Music

    • Image for Peter Kowald & Sabu Toyozumi
      01:17

      Peter Kowald & Sabu Toyozumi Bamboo-Iron

      Composer: Sabu Toyozumi

      Duos Japan, FMP

    • Image for Misha Mengelberg & Sabu Toyozumi
      01:23

      Misha Mengelberg & Sabu Toyozumi Yuku Kawa No Nagare Wa Takezushite

      Composer: Misha Mengelberg / Sabu Toyozumi

      The Untrammeled Traveler, Chap Chap Records

  • John Russell

    John Russell

  • Natsuki Tamura

    Natsuki Tamura

  • Satoko Fujii

    Satoko Fujii

  • Yasuko Kaneko

    Yasuko Kaneko

  • Kazuhiko Tsumura

    Kazuhiko Tsumura

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