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Myra Melford's Spindrift

Friday 29 February 2008 23:30-1:00 (Radio 3)

Myra Melford pays tribute to the late violinist and improviser Leroy Jenkins in a concert recorded at 2007's Vision Festival in New York.

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Playlist

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Peggy Sutton

Programme Introduction:

Artist Russell Gunn
Title Seventy Four Miles Away
Composer Zawinul
Label Atlantic
Cat No. 7567-83165-2
Album Title Ethnomusicology Volume 1

Preview of Myra Melford's Spindrift (full details below)

CD Round-Up with Jazz Times and New York Times writer Nate Chinen

Artist Cuong Vu (Cuong Vu - trumpet, Stomu Takeishi - bass, electronics, Chris Speed - reeds, Ted Poor - drums)
Track Title Accelerated Thoughts
Composer Cuong Vu
Album Title Vu-Tet
Label artistShare
Cat No. AS0073

Artist Andrew D'Angelo (Andrew D'Angelo - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, Jim Black - drums, electronics, Trevor Dunn - bass)
Track Title Lame
Composer Andrew D'Angelo
Album Title Skadra Degis
Label Skirl
Cat No. Skirl 008

Artist Andrew D'Angelo (Andrew D'Angelo - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, Jim Black - drums, electronics, Trevor Dunn - bass)
Track Title 25 Hits
Composer Andrew D'Angelo
Album Title Skadra Degis
Label Skirl
Cat No. Skirl 008

Artist Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra (Bill Dixon - trumpet, Rob Mazurek - cornet, Nicole Mitchell - flute, voice, Matt Bauder - bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, Jeb Bishop - trombone, Josh Berman - cornet, Jeff Parker - guitar, Jim Baker - piano, Jason Adasiewicz - vibraphone, tubular bells, Mathew Lux - bass guitar, Jason Ajemian - double bass, Mike Reed - drums, timpani, John Herndon - drums, Damon Locks - voice)
Track Title Entrances / One
Composer Bill Dixon
Album Title Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra
Label Thrill Jockey
Cat No. Thrill 192

Myra Melford interview illustrated by Leroy Jenkins track

Artist Leroy Jenkins
Track Title Um Cha Chi Chum
Composer Leroy Jenkins
Album Title Solo
Label Lovely Music
Cat No. CD 3061

Myra Melford's Spindrift - a tribute to Leroy Jenkins

Recorded live in concert at the Vision Festival XII, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, June 22 2007

Line-up:
Myra Melford - piano, vocals
Brandon Ross - guitar, vocals
Charles Burnham - violin
Mark Taylor - french horn

Track-list:
Usami
Time Out
Improvisation including the poem Where Everything is Music
by Rumi

All music based on road maps or compositions by Leroy Jenkins

CD track played in tribute to Teo Macero, who passed away last week

Artist Miles Davis Sextet (Miles Davis - trumpet, John Coltrane - tenor sax, Wynton Kelly - piano, Paul Chambers - bass, Jimmy Cobb - drums)
Track Title Teo
Composer Miles Davis
Album Title Someday My Prince Will Come
Label Columbia
Cat No. CK 65919




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