Jez Nelson presents Mercury Prize-nominated band Polar Bear, recorded in concert at The Garage, Islington. The line-up features drummer and composer Sebastian Rochford.
Jez Nelson presents Mercury Nominated band Polar Bear, recorded live in concert at The Garage, Islington. Known for their genre-bending approach to music, Polar Bear draw on everything from hip hop to metal, but have their roots firmly in jazz.
The band's 2005 album Held on the Tips of Fingers was shortlisted for the coveted Mercury Music Prize, and recent fourth record Peepers is possibly their strongest to date, with typically off kilter grooves and joyful twisting tunes.
Drummer and composer Sebastian Rochford is joined by Leafcutter John on guitar and electronics, tenor saxophonists Pete Wareham and Mark Lockheart and Tom Herbert on double bass.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Robert Abel.
Steve Beresford presents a feature on the Fluid Piano
Seb Rochford chats to Jez about the music that has influenced Polar Bear
Polar Bear recorded at The Garage, London on March 2, 2010
Line up: Seb Rochford (drums), Pete Wareham (tenor saxophone), Mark Lockheart (tenor saxophone), Tom Herbert (double bass), Leafcutter John (guitar and electronics)