[an error occurred while processing this directive]

BBC - (none) - Jazz on 3 - Double Bill: Iain Ballamy, Stian Carstensen and Frank Zappa [an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in July 2005We've left it here for reference.More information

3 October 2014
Accessibility help
Text only

BBC Homepage
» 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 

Double Bill: Iain Ballamy, Stian Carstensen and Frank Zappa

Friday 3 September 2004 23:45-1:00 (Radio 3)

Tonight's programme continues the summer season of repeats of the most popular gigs broadcast over the last year, as voted for by listeners. This week Jez Nelson introduces two very different exclusive studio sessions.

The first captures one of Jazz on 3's favourite UK saxophonists, Iain Ballamy, alongside the prodigiously talented Norwegian accordion player Stian Carstensen - a duo which has been captivated audiences across Europe recently.

The second session was originally broadcast on the 10th anniversary of Frank Zappa's death last December, and reunites some of his finest sidemen to perform some classic Zappa material, as well as a few specially written originals.

Frank Zappa didn't like jazz. He once famously said "Jazz is not dead - it just smells funny!" However, much of his music shows a jazz influence, his recorded work features some of the most dazzling improvisers of their time, and he has in turn influenced contemporary jazz.

Recorded in Los Angeles, the reunion includes legendary drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, the Fowler brothers, Walt and Bruce, on brass, bassist Arthur Barrow, and keyboard player Tommy Mars.

Duration:

1 hour 15 minutes

Playlist

Iain Ballamy and Stian Carstenson Session:
 
Session recorded at the Gateway Studio, London Tuesday 3 rd February 2004
 
Line Up:
Iain Ballamy - tenor, soprano saxophone
Stian Carstenson - accordion, banjo
 
Music played:
 
All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern - ASCAP) 3'09"
 
Teddybears' Picnic (Bratton/Kennedy - ASCAP) 3'45"
 
Soprano Sax and Banjo Improv Parts 1, and 3 (Ballamy/Carstenson - PRS/MCPS) 13'24"
 
Little Radio (Hanns Eisler- GEMA) 2'34"
 
Body and soul (Eyton/Green/Heyman/Sour - ASCAP) 7'47"
 
 
Frank Zappa Anniversary Session   Mar Vista Philharmonic  
Albert Wing: tenor sax
Bruce Fowler: trombone
Walt Fowler: trumpet and flugelhorn
Kurt McGettrick: baritone sax, bass clarinet and flute
Tommy Mars: Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes and vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta: drums
Arthur Barrow: bass
 
Recorded by Bob Stone
Produced and mixed by Arthur Barrow
Recorded at Lotek Studio, Mar Vista, Los Angeles on 7 th November 2003
 
Track Details
 
TITLE
Shut Up And Make A Jazz Noise Here, which is an arrangement of the following compositions: Chungas Revenge, Inca Roads, Five Five Five, Treacherous Cretins
COMPOSER
Frank Zappa
 
TITLE
Sad Spangled Banner
COMPOSER
Mar Vista Philharmonic, Frank Zappa




About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy