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Steve Williamson, Roy Campbell, Roger Turner and Pat Thomas

Jez Nelson presents a gig by four pioneers of free jazz and improvisation: saxophonist Steve Williamson, drummer Roger Turner, keyboard player Pat Thomas and trumpeter Roy Campbell.

Jez Nelson presents a gig by four pioneers of free jazz and improvisation: saxophonist Steve Williamson, drummer Roger Turner, keyboard player Pat Thomas and trumpeter Roy Campbell. The show features the first set from their London Jazz Festival gig in 2008, when the quartet played together for the very first time.

Williamson, Turner and Thomas are stalwarts of the British avant-garde music scene, with over a hundred years of collective experience in improvised music. Campbell is based in New York and has collaborated with David Murray, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor and John Zorn.

Playlist:

Jazz on 3 signature tune:

Artist: Russell Gunn (Russell Gunn - trumpet, Gregory Tardy, 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

Kevin Le Gendre joins Jez in the studio for a CD round-up of the latest releases

CD tracks played:

Artist: Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Strings
Track title: No Matter What
Composer: Nicole Mitchell
Album title: Renegades
Label: Delmark
Released: 15 June 2009

Artist: Kairos 4tet
Track title: Russell's Resurgence
Composer: Adam Waldman
Album title: Kairos Moment
Label: Kairos Records
Released: 6 June 2009

Artist: Trio 3 + Geri Allen
Track title: Tey
Composer: Andrew Cyrille
Album title: At This Time
Label: Intakt
Released: 1 June 2009

Artist: Alexander Hawkins Ensemble
Track title: Love in Outer Space
Composer: Sun Ra
Album title: No Now Is So
Label: FMR
Released: 10 August 2009

Artist: John Surman
Track title: Chelsea Bridge
Composer: Billy Strayhorn
Album title: Brewster's Rooster
Label: ECM
Released: 3 August 2009

John Surman celebrates his 65th birthday at the London Jazz Festival in November 2009. For details of the concert visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Artist: Tony Malaby
Track title: Obambo
Composer: Tony Malaby
Album title: Paloma Recio
Label: New World Records
Released: 14 April 2009

Artist: Jason Yarde
Track title: Where Will It Take You?
Composer: Jason Yarde
Album title: Now's The Time II: The Best in Contemporary Jazz
Label: Babel
Released: July 2009

Links:
http://www.babellabel.co.uk

Steve Williamson, Roy Campbell, Roger Turner and Pat Thomas' first set recorded at Charlie Wright's, London in November 2008

Line up:
Roy Campbell (flute, trumpet, flugelhorn)
Pat Thomas (keyboards)
Roger Turner (drums)
Steve Williamson (tenor and soprano saxophones)

This set is entirely improvised.

1 hour, 45 minutes

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