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Vision Festival 2008

Friday 18 July 2008 23:30-1:00 (Radio 3)

Jez Nelson presents a selection of highlights from the 2008 Vision festival, downtown New York's annual celebration of the jazz avant-garde. This year's 13th edition saw New Orleans saxophonist Edward 'Kidd' Jordan honoured with a tribute night featuring ensembles made up of past collaborators including Billy Bang, Hamiet Bluiett, Hamid Drake and Vision festival co-founder William Parker.

An annual event since 1996, the festival has grown to become New York's premier artist-run, multi-disciplinary celebration of creative improvised music and the culture that surrounds it, drawing both concertgoers and performers from all around the world.


1 hour 30 minutes


Highlights of The Vision Festival, 2008
Matthew Shipp Trio/ Edward Kidd?Jordan
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Peggy Sutton
Jazz On 3 signature tune
Artist Russell Gunn (Russell Gunn ?trumpet, Gregory Tardy & Bruce Williams ?reeds, Andre
Heyward ?trombone, Chieli Minucci ?guitar, James Hurt ?keyboards, Rodney Jordan ?bass, Woody
Williams ?drums, Khalil Kwame Bell ?percussion, DJ Apollo - turntables)

Track Title Seventy Four Miles Away
Composer Joe Zawinul
Album Title Ethnomusicology Volume 1
Label Atlantic
Artist Edward Kidd?Jordan, Hamid Drake, William Parker

Track Title Resolution
Composer Edward Kidd?Jordan, Hamid Drake, William Parker
Album Title Palm of Soul
Label AUM Fidelity
Cat No. AUM038
Links:Manchester Jazz Festival
Edinburgh Jazz Festival
The Vision Festival
The Vision Festival took place from the 10th ?15th of June earlier this year at the Clemente
Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center.

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