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Phil Robson's IMS Quintet, Elephant 9 in Session

Jez Nelson presents a concert by guitarist Phil Robson and the IMS Quintet, featuring Mark Turner (sax), Michael Janisch (bass)Gareth Lockrane (flute) and Ernesto Simpson (drums).

Jez Nelson presents a concert by UK guitarist Phil Robson and the IMS Quintet featuring US saxophonist Mark Turner. Winner of Best Jazz Musician of the year in the 2009 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Phil Robson brought together an international line-up to play a set of his own compositions based on "communication ancient to modern". Perhaps most notably the band includes American tenor player Mark Turner. Rarely seen in the UK, he is widely regarded as one of the current finest saxophonists in the world today. The all-star line up is completed by US bassist Michael Janisch, UK flautist Gareth Lockrane and Cuban drummer Ernesto Simpson.

Plus an exclusive session from funky psychedelic trio Elephant 9. Described by Uncut magazine as 'fabulous, freaky-deaky Scandi-jazz' the Norwegian trio features Ståle Storløkken on Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes & synths, Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen on electric bass and drummer Torstein Lofthus.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Russell Finch.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • World Service Project

    Relentless

    • BBC Introducing track.
  • Phil Robson’s Instant Message Service quintet recorded at The Vortex, London on 25 January 2011

    • Untitled

      Line up: Phil Robson (guitar), Mark Turner (saxophone), Gareth Lockrane (flute), Michael Janish (bass), Ernesto Simpson (drums)

    • Phil Robson

      The Immeasurable Code

      Composer: Phil Robson

    • Phil Robson

      The Net

      Composer: Phil Robson

    • Phil Robson

      A Serenade

      Composer: Phil Robson

    • Phil Robson

      Untitled

      Composer: Mark Turner

    • Phil Robson

      Fire And The Drum

      Composer: Phil Robson

  • Elephant 9 recorded in session at Somethin’ Else studios on 23 November 2010

    • Untitled

      Line up: Ståle Storløkken (Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes), Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen (electric bass), Torstein Lofthus (drums).

    • Elephant9

      Doodoovoodoo

      Composer: Ståle Storløkken

    • Elephant9

      Aviation

      Composer: Ståle Storløkken

    • Elephant9

      Habanera Rocket

      Composer: Ståle Storløkken

Broadcast

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