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Tomasz Stanko, Martial Solal

Jez Nelson presents trumpeter Tomasz Stanko's Quintet playing at the 2009 London Jazz Festival and French pianist Martial Solal at the 2009 Paris Jazz Week at Kings Place.

Jez Nelson presents a second chance to hear a performance by Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko's Quintet and a solo set from French pianist Martial Solal.

Known for his explorative forays into everything from folk to free jazz, here Stanko presents his new quintet, recorded at the 2009 London Jazz Festival. Expect a subtly different sound world, with bold drum rhythms and electric bass alongside Stanko's haunting and mysterious trumpet tones. After 40 years on the experimental jazz scene, his music is as compelling and creative as ever.

Martial Solal, recorded as part of the 2009 Paris Jazz Week at London's King's Place, plays jazz standards in anything but a standard way, playfully manipulating the jazz repertoire with countermelodies, rhythmic juxtapositions and poised abstraction. The concert is drawn together with a narrative quality, and demonstrating Solal's encyclopaedic knowledge and a ceaseless ability to reinvent.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Kathryn Willgress & Rebecca Aitchison.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • Martial Solal solo piano concert recorded at Kings Place, London on 11 June 2009

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      Martial improvises around many well known songs and jazz standards including

    • Martial Solal

      T for Two

      Composer: Vincent Youmans

    • Martial Solal

      Round Midnight

      Composer: Thelonious Monk

    • Martial Solal

      Caravan

      Composer: Juan Tizol

    • Martial Solal

      Take the A Train/Satin Doll/Solitude

      Composer: Duke Ellington

    • Martial Solal

      Cherokee

      Composer: Ray Noble

    • Martial Solal

      I Can't Get Started

      Composer: Vernon Duke

  • Jez interviews Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko

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  • Tomasz Stanko Quintet recorded at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on 15 November 2009

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      Line up: Tomasz Stanko (trumpet), Alexi Tuomarila (piano), Jakob Bro (guitar), Anders Christensen (bass), Olavi Louhivuori (drums)

    • Tomasz Stanko

      New Song

      Composer: Tomasz Stanko

    • Tomasz Stanko

      Dirge for Europe

      Composer: Krzysztof Komeda

    • Tomasz Stanko

      Last Song

      Composer: Tomasz Stanko

    • Tomasz Stanko

      Dark Eyes of Martha Hirsch

      Composer: Tomasz Stanko

    • Tomasz Stanko

      So Nice

      Composer: Tomasz Stanko

    • Tomasz Stanko

      Amsterdam Avenue

      Composer: Tomasz Stanko

    • Tomasz Stanko

      May Sun

      Composer: Tomasz Stanko

    • Tomasz Stanko

      Eurofila

      Composer: Tomasz Stanko

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