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Adventures in Sound

Jez Nelson presents highlights of Adventures In Sound, an afternoon of free improvisation at the Southbank Centre, recorded during the 2010 London Jazz Festival.

Jez Nelson presents highlights of Adventures In Sound, an afternoon of free improvisation at the Southbank Centre recorded during the 2010 London Jazz Festival. Revisiting the spirit of a fascinating extended concert from a few years ago, and curated by Jazz on Three, this is definitely a case of "expect the unexpected". Dub-reggae transforms into squally electronics, with jazz and improv at its core, in the music of Zed-U, featuring Shabaka Hutchings on saxophone, Neil Charles on bass and electronics and Tom Skinner on drums. They'll be joined onstage by the likes of Matthew Bourne, an award winning pianist who always pushes the boundaries in unexpected directions, often with a healthy dose of wit and eccentricity. Plus a true legend of improvised music, bassist Barre Philips, an important link between the birth of Amercian free jazz in the 1960s and the European free improv scene. Other performers include reeds player Tony Bevan, drummer Tony Buck and pianist Howard Riley.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Joby Waldman.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • Highlights from Adventures in Sound recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 21 November 2010

    • Untitled

      All the music is freely improvised unless stated otherwise

    • Zed-U; Shabaka Hutchings (saxophone), Neil Charles (electric bass), Tom Skinner (drums)

      Set 1

    • Zed-U

      Burn

      Composer: Shabaka Hutchins

    • Zed-U

      Real Estate

      Composer: Tom Skinner

    • Zed-U

      Chef

      Composer: Shabaka Hutchins

    • The Skatalites

      Tribute to Nehru

      • Tribute to Nehru 7”.
      • Yagga Yagga.
  • Jez interviews Steve Beresford, DJ on the day about the concept of Adventures in Sound

    • Evan Parker

      Evan Parker with Birds

      • Evan Parker with Birds.
      • Treader.
    • Eric Dolphy

      Tenderly

      • Far Cry.
      • Original Jazz Classics.
    • Matthew Bourne (piano), Shabaka Hutching (clarinet), Orphy Robinson (marimba & steel pan)

      Set 2

    • Tony Buck (drums), Otto Fischer (guitar), Steve Lawson (bass & electronics)

      Set 3

    • The Upsetters

      Sweat Suit Dub

      • Sweat Suit/Sweat Suit Dub.
      • Upsetters.
  • Jez interviews Barre Phillips and Tony Bevan

    • Charlie Rouse

      Hopscotch

      • Two is One.
      • Charly UK.
    • Barre Phillips (bass), Matthew Bourne (piano), Tony Buck (drums), Tony Bevan (reeds)

      Set 4

    • Barre Phillips (bass), Howard Riley (piano), Steve Noble (drums)

      Set 5

Broadcast

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