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Freedom of the City

Friday 29 June 2007 23:30-1:00 (Radio 3)

Jez Nelson presents music from The Freedom of The City festival, featuring contributions from Evan Parker, Paul Rutherford, John Russell, Eddie Prevost and other stars from the UK free improvisation scene.


1 hour 30 minutes


Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Robert Abel

This music in this programme was recorded at the Freedom of the City festival in London's Red Rose from 6-8 May

Full line-up and more information about the festival can be found at http://www.emanemdisc.com/festival.html

Jazz On 3 Signature Tune

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

London Improvisers Orchestra conducted by Alison Blunt recorded Sunday May 6th 2007, 8pm


Harry Becket, Roland Ramanan, Ian Smith - trumpet
Robert Jarvis - trombone
John Rangecroft - clarinet
Catherine Pluygers - oboe
Terry Day - bamboo pipes
Chefa Alonso, Lol Coxhill, Adrian Northover - soprano saxophone
Caroline Krabel - alto saxophone
Evan Parker - tenor saxophone
Alison Blunt, Susanna Ferrar, Sylvia Hallett, Philipp Wachsmann - violin
Ivor Kallin - violin/viola
Hannah Marshall, Marcio Mattos, Barbara Meyer - cello
Dominic Lash, David Leahy - double bass
John Bisset, Dave Tucker - electric guitar
Veryan Weston - piano
Jackie Walduck - vibraphone
Javier Carmona - percussion

Pascal Marzan recorded Monday May 7th 2007, 4pm

Pascal Marzon - solo guitar

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra recorded Sunday May 6th 2007, 8pm


Aileen Campbell - voice
Matthew Cairns, Robert Henderson - trumpet
George Murray - trombone
Emma Roche, Matthew Studdert Kennedy - flute
John Burgess - bass clarinet
Raymond MacDonald - alto saxophone
Graeme Wilson - baritone saxophone
Peter Nicholson - cello
Una MacGlone, Armin Sturm - double bass
George Burt - guitar
Neil Davidson - electric guitar
Chris Hladowski - bouzouki
Rick Bamford, Stuart Brown - percussion

'Barkingside' recorded Monday, May 7th 2007, 4pm


Alex Ward - clarinet
Alexander Hawkins - piano
Dominic Lash - double bass
Paul May - percussion

Paul Rutherford, Marcio Mattos & Veryan Weston recorded Monday, May 7th, 8pm

Paul Rutherford - trombone
Marcio Mattos - cello
Veryan Weston - piano

Evan Parker, Agusti Fernandez, John Russell and John Edwards recorded Monday, May 7th, 8pm

Evan Parker - soprano & tenor saxes
Agusti Fernandez - piano
John Russell - guitar
John Edwards - double bass

'Barrel' recorded Monday, May 7th, 4pm


Ivor Kallin - viola
Alison Blunt - violin
Hannah Marshall - 'cello

'QuaQua' recorded Monday May 7th, 4pm


John Russell - guitar
Ute Wassermann - voice
Chris Burn - trumpet
Stefan Keune - sopranino sax
Philipp Wachsmann - violin
Javier Carmona - percussion
Ashley Wales - electronics

Matt Milton, Bechir Saade & Matt Davis recorded Sunday May 6th, 4pm

Matt Milton - violin
Bechie Saade - bass clarinet
Matt Davis - trumpet / electonics

9! recorded Monday 7th May, 8pm


Jennifer Allum - violin
Nathaniel Catchpole - tenor saxophone
Shakeeb Abu Hamdan - electric bass
Ross Lambert - guitars
John Lely - toys etc.
Sebastian Lexer - piano + electronics laptop
Eddie Prevost - percussion
Michael Rodgers - guitar / harmonica
Samatha Rebello - flute
Romuald Wadych - electronics / things
Jerry Wigens - clarinet
Seymour Wright - alto saxophone

London Improvisers Orchestra and Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (combined) conducted by Una MacGlone and Raymond MacDonald recorded Sunday May 6th 2007, 8pm

London Improvisers Orchestra and Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (combined) conducted by Dave Tucker recorded Sunday May 6th 2007, 8pm

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