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Atomic in Concert

Jez Nelson presents Scandinavian supergroup Atomic in concert at the Vortex club in London. Including Havard Wiik (piano), Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (bass), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums).

Jez Nelson presents Scandinavian super-group Atomic, recorded in concert at The Vortex. Pianist Havard Wiik, bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love met at Trondheim's music conservatory in the early 90s and formed Atomic, with Swedes Frederik Ljungkvist on reeds and trumpeter Magnus Broo, in 2000.

Their debut album, "Feet", heralded the birth of a new Scandinavian sound, which brought together contemporary rock & pop influences with the jazz tradition. Tonight they play music from their latest record, "Theater Tilters", and reveal how over the last decade their music has developed, becoming harder, faster and louder.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Joby Waldman.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • JJ Wheeler Quintet

    Denis the Menace

    www.myspace.com/jjwdrums

    • BBC Introducing track.
  • Atomic recorded at The Vortex, London on 16 September 2010

    • Untitled

      Line up: Fredrik Ljungkvist (reeds), Magnus Broo (trumpet), Håvard Wiik (piano), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (bass), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums)

    • Atomic

      Fishers

      Composer: Håvard Wiik

    • Atomic

      Panama

      Composer: Fredrik Ljungkvist

    • Atomic

      Songville

      Composer: Håvard Wiik

    • Atomic

      Union Tocata

      Composer: Håvard Wiik

  • Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone and John Parricelli in session

    • Untitled

      Line up: Kenny Wheeler (flugelhorn), Norma Winstone (voice), John Parricelli (guitar)

    • Wheeler, Winstone, Parricelli

      Of Smiles Remembered

      Music: Kenny Wheeler / Lyrics: Norma Winstone

    • Wheeler, Winstone, Parricelli

      Gentle Piece

      Music: Kenny Wheeler

    • Wheeler, Winstone, Parricelli

      Where Do We Go From Here?

      Music: Kenny Wheeler / Lyrics: Norma Winstone

    • Wheeler, Winstone, Parricelli

      Onmo

      Music: Kenny Wheeler

  • Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley

    Altissima D

    • Ailanthus/Altissima: bilateral dimensions of 2 root songs.
    • Triple Point Records.

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