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Tom Arthurs/Iain Ballamy/Thomas Stronen/Gareth Williams

Tom Arthurs (trumpet and flugel) improvises with saxophonist Iain Ballamy and percussionist Thomas Stronen. Plus a solo session from pianist Gareth Williams.

Claire Martin introduces two contrasting sessions from the Erin Arts Centre on the Isle of Man.

Radio 3 New Generation jazz artist Tom Arthurs (trumpet and flugel) teams up with saxophonist and composer Iain Ballamy and Norwegian percussionist Thomas Stronen for a totally improvised session before an audience on a theme set on the day.

Then top UK jazz pianist Gareth Williams performs some jazz standards as well as his own compositions. Gareth has released a new album with his Power Trio of keyboards, bass and drums launched at Ronnie Scott's. On this occasion, he has the space to express himself in a solo gig.

Playlist:

BBC recording, made at the Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, Isle of Man, 4th July 2009, as part of the 35th Mananan Festival

Title: A Very British Song
Artist: Gareth Williams
Comp: Gareth Williams
Publ: PRS/MCPS
Dur: 4m50s

BBC recording, made at the Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, Isle of Man, 4th July 2009, as part of the 35th Mananan Festival

Title: How Deep Is the Ocean
Artist: Gareth Williams
Comp: Irving Berlin
Publ: Francis, Day and Hunter
Dur: 5m50s

BBC recording, made at the Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, Isle of Man, 4th July 2009, as part of the 35th Mananan Festival

Title: Act Once, Think Twice
Artist: Gareth Williams
Comp: Gareth Williams
Publ: PRS/MCPS
Dur: 4m57s

BBC recording, made at the Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, Isle of Man, 4th July 2009, as part of the 35th Mananan Festival

Title: Milner's Follie
Artist: Tom Arthurs, Iain Ballamy and Thomas Stronen
Comp: Tom Arthurs, Iain Ballamy and Thomas Stronen
Publ: PRS/MCPS
Dur: 22m24s

BBC recording, made at the Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, Isle of Man, 4th July 2009, as part of the 35th Mananan Festival

Title: Permutations
Artist: Tom Arthurs, Iain Ballamy and Thomas Stronen
Comp: Tom Arthurs, Iain Ballamy and Thomas Stronen
Publ: PRS/MCPS
Dur: 10m50s

BBC recording, made at the Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, Isle of Man, 4th July 2009, as part of the 35th Mananan Festival

Title: Everything I Love
Artist: Gareth Williams
Comp: Cole Porter
Publ: Warner Chappell/North America
Dur: 5m33s

BBC recording, made at the Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, Isle of Man, 4th July 2009, as part of the 35th Mananan Festival

Title: Islands of Men
Artist: Gareth Williams
Comp: Gareth Williams
Publ: PRS/MCPS
Dur: 6m39s

BBC recording, made at the Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, Isle of Man, 4th July 2009, as part of the 35th Mananan Festival

Title: Giant Steps
Artist: Gareth Williams
Comp: John Coltrane
Publ: Universal/Island Music Ltd
Dur: 3m54s.

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