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Saalfelden Festival 2007

Friday 27 June 2008 23:30-1:00 (Radio 3)

Jez Nelson presents highlights from Saalfelden, held annually in Austria and now in its 29th year.

Featuring performances by the AACM trio of Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell and George Lewis; Henry Threadgill's acoustic group Zooid augmented by string orchestra; as well as the theatrical Belgian big band led by Peter Vermeersch - The Flat Earth Society.

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Playlist

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Robert Abel

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)
Title Seventy Four Miles Away
Composer Joe Zawinul
Album Title Ethnomusicology Volume 1
Label Atlantic

Henry Threadgill & Zooid feat. the string orchestra of the Salzburg Young Philharmonic Orchestra recorded at 2:30pm on Sunday 26th August 2007 at the Main Stage, Saalfelden

Line-up:

Henry Threadgill - conduction, alto saxophone, flute
Liberty Ellman - guitar
Rubin Kodheli - 'cello
Dana Leong - 'cello, trombone
Jose Davila - tuba, trombone
Elliot Kavee - drums
String orchestra of the Salzburg Young Philharmonic Orchestra

Fly, Fliegen, Volar (Threadgill)

Muhal Richard Abrams / Roscoe Mitchell / George Lewis recorded at 8:30pm on Friday 24th August 2007 at the Main Stage, Saalfelden

Line-up:

Muhal Richard Abrams - piano
Roscoe Mitchell - saxophones, flutes
George Lewis - trombone, electronics

The Flat Earth Society recorded at 1am on Friday 24th August 2007 at the Main Stage, Saalfelden

Line-up:

Peter Vermeersch - clarinet
Bart Maris, Sam Vloemans - trumpet
Bruno Vansina, Benjamin Boutreur - saxophones
Tom Callens - tenor saxophone
Stefaan Blancke, Marc Meeuwissen - trombone
Berlinde Deman - tuba
Peter Vandenberghe - piano
Wim Willaert - accordion
Kristof Roseeuw - double bass
Tom Wouters - percussion, clarinet
Teun Verbruggen - percussion

Without Psycho Shout
Clusterthing
Waterman
Edward, Why Don't You Play Some Blues (Peter Vandenberghe)

(All compositions by Peter Vermeersch except where indicated)

This year's Saalfelden Festival runs from 21st - 24th August. For more details visit www.jazzsaalfelden.com




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