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Kate Williams, Robin Aspland

Julian Joseph presents a gig recorded at Pizza Express in Soho in London, featuring pianists Kate Williams and Robin Aspland in a rare duet together.

Jazz Line-Up recently recorded three sets at the Steinway Piano Festival held at Pizza Express, Soho in London.
Over the next few weeks you will be hearing top pianists from the UK and beyond. This week at the keyboards are Kate Williams and Robin Aspland.
Both pianists have featured before on Jazz Line-Up, but this meeting is unique.

In early 2009, Kate Williams toured the UK with various permutations of her band, including quintet dates with Stan Sulzmann and Gareth Lockrane, and quartet dates with tenor legend Bobby Wellins (with whom a duo recording is planned), all with her rhythm section team of Jeremy Brown (bass) and Tristan Maillot (drums).

Most recently Robin Aspland has broadcast on Jazz Line-Up as pianist with the BBC Big Band and as pianist with Martin Drew's New Couriers. Robin's credentials include George Coleman, Steve Grossman, Bobby Watson, Eddie Henderson, Arturo Sandoval, as well as Van Morrison. This is rare opportunity to catch him in duet with Kate Williams.

Julian Joseph also talks to Alyn Shipton about the new book recently published "Pops, The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong" by Terry Teachout.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 30 May 2010 23:30

Music Played

  • Chris Biscoe

    Fables of Faubus

    Performers: Chris Biscoe (Sax), Henry Lowther (Trumpet), Paul Clarvis (Drums), Stu Butterfield (Drums)

    • Profiles of Mingus.
    • Trio Records.
    • TR 585.
  • Food

    Mictyris

    Performers: Iain Ballamy (Sax), Thomas Stronen (Drums), Nils Petter Molvaer (Trumpet), Christian Fennesz (Guitar)

    • Quiet Inlet.
    • ECM.
    • 273 4919.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Potato Head Blues

    Performers: Louis Armstrong and Bill Wilson (Cornets), Honore Dutrey (Trombone), Boyd Atkins (Clarinet, Saxes), Joe Walker (Saxes), Albert Washington (T.Sax), Earl Hines (Piano), Rip Bassett (Banjo,Guitar), Pete Briggs (Tuba), Tubby Hall (Drums)

    • The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings Volume 2.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • CK 87010.
  • Lenny White

    Gazelle

    Performers: Lenny White (Drums), George Colligan (Piano), Tom Guarna (Guitar), Victor Bailey (Bass),

    • Anomaly.
    • Abstract Logix.
    • ABLX 022.
  • Kate Williams and Robin Aspland

    Voyage

    BBC Recording, recorded at Pizza Express, Soho, London, as part Steinway Piano Festival in April 2010

  • Kate Williams and Robin Aspland

    Waltz For Dave

    BBC Recording, recorded at Pizza Express, Soho, London, as part Steinway Piano Festival in April 2010

  • Kate Williams and Robin Aspland

    One Side of You

    BBC Recording, recorded at Pizza Express, Soho, London, as part Steinway Piano Festival in April 2010

  • Kate Williams and Robin Aspland

    For Eliane

    BBC Recording, recorded at Pizza Express, Soho, London, as part Steinway Piano Festival in April 2010

  • Kate Williams and Robin Aspland

    Ballad

    BBC Recording, recorded at Pizza Express, Soho, London, as part Steinway Piano Festival in April 2010

  • Kate Williams and Robin Aspland

    Untitled Peace Piece

    BBC Recording, recorded at Pizza Express, Soho, London, as part Steinway Piano Festival in April 2010

  • Kate Williams and Robin Aspland

    Beautiful But why

    BBC Recording, recorded at Pizza Express, Soho, London, as part Steinway Piano Festival in April 2010

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