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Marc Ducret Trio

Jez Nelson presents another chance to hear guitarist Marc Ducret's trio, featuring previously unbroadcast tracks from a gig at the Vortex Jazz Club in London.

Jez Nelson presents another chance to hear a gig performed at the Vortex Jazz Club in London by guitarist Marc Ducret's trio, featuring previously unbroadcast tracks.

Ducret's virtuosic style first came to prominence when he was a member of New York saxophonist Tim Berne's groups Big Satan and Science Friction. This gig features Ducret's own high-intensity trio with Bruno Chevillon on bass and Eric Echampard on drums. The three have played together for more than ten years and Ducret calls the group 'my laboratory'.

Marc Ducret was born in Paris in 1957. Self-taught, he began playing with dance and folk bands in the mid-1970s, and his career took off after he won the Django Reinhardt Prize in 1987. Ducret is now in high demand on both sides of the Atlantic; his collaborators have included Michel Portal, Miroslav Vitous, Django Bates, Adam Nussbaum and David Sanborn.

Playlist:

Jazz on 3 signature tune:

Artist: Russell Gunn (Russell Gunn - trumpet, Gregory Tardy and 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)
Track Title: Seventy Four Miles Away
Composer: Joe Zawinul
Album Title: Ethnomusicology Volume 1

Excerpt from Ventricle by The Necks (details below)

Marc Ducret Trio recorded at the Vortex Jazz Club, London on January 28, 2009

Line up:
Marc Ducret (guitar)
Bruno Chevillon (double bass)
Eric Echampard (drums)

Track list:
Excerpt from L'ampleur des degats (Ducret)
Untitled (Ducret)
L'Ombra di Verdi (Ducret)

The Necks recorded at the Vortex Jazz Club, London on May 20, 2008

Line up:
Lloyd Swanton (double bass)
Tony Buck (drums)
Chris Abrahams (piano)

Track title:
Ventricle (Swanton/Buck/Abrahams)

Recommended further listening:
Artist: The Necks
Album title: Townsville
Label: Fish of Milk
Released: 2007

Artist: Marc Ducret
Album title: Le sens de marche
Label: Illusions
Released: June 2009.

1 hour, 45 minutes

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