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Ben Markland, Led Bib

Julian Joseph presents a session from bassist Ben Markland and his quintet, featuring a mixture of original music and standards. Plus an interview with jazz-rock band Led Bib.

Birmingham based bassist Ben Markland is one the of the most in-demand jazz musicians in the midlands. He recorded for Jazz Line-Up last year during the city's "Rush Hour Jazz Series" Ben Markland will be well known to most Rush Hour Blues regulars as he plays with a whole host of local artists. Here he leads his quintet playing a mixture of originals and standards.
On this edition of Jazz Line-Up Julian Joseph interviews the innovative jazz rock band Led Bib.
The group released their first album in May 2005 to widespread critical praise and went on to win the 2005 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award, whose previous winners include Soweto Kinch, Tom Arthurs and Empirical. Second album 'Sizewell Tea', released through Babel in 2007, moved the group into a new level of awareness with a string of high profile dates, including 12 Points festival in Dublin, where they represented Britain, and the reopening event for the Royal Festival Hall.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Mike Garrick Jazz Orchestra

    Limbo Child

    Composer: Michael Garrick

    • Tone Poems.
    • Jazz Academy Records JAZA 19.
  • Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    It's About that Time/The Theme

    Performers: Miles Davis (Trumpet), Chick Corea (Piano), Dave Holland (Bass), Jack DeJohnette (Drums) Composer: Miles Davis

    • Bitches Brew ‘Live’.
    • Columbia/Legacy 88697 81485 2.
  • Led Bib

    Moth Dilema

    Performers: Mark Holub (Drums), Liran Donin (Bass), Toby McLaren (Fender Rhodes), Peter Grogan (Alto Sax), Chris Williams (Alto Sax) Composer: Mark Holub

    • Bring Your Own.
    • Cuniform Records Rune 314.
  • Led Bib

    Little X

    Performers: Mark Holub (Drums), Liran Donin (Bass), Toby McLaren (Fender Rhodes), Peter Grogan (Alto Sax), Chris Williams (Alto Sax) Composer: Chris Williams

    • Bring Your Own.
    • Cuniform Records Rune 314.
  • Led Bib

    Hollow Bonds

    Performers: Mark Holub (Drums), Liran Donin (Bass), Toby McLaren (Fender Rhodes), Peter Grogan (Alto Sax), Chris Williams (Alto Sax) Composer: Mark Holub

    • Bring Your Own.
    • Cuniform Records Rune 314.
  • Danilo Pérez

    Galactic Panama

    Composer: Danilo Perez

    • Providencia.
    • Mac Avenue MAC 1052.
  • Ben Markland Quintet

    No Not Yet

    Performers: Ben Markland (Double-Bass), Llouis Mather (Tenor Sax), Bryan Corbett (Trumpet/Flugel), Peter Harris (Guitars), Neil Bullock (Drums) Composer: Ben Markland BBC Recording, Recorded on 10th September 2010, as part of “Rush Hour Jazz Series”, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

  • Ben Markland Quintet

    Noah's Place

    Performers: Ben Markland (Double-Bass), Llouis Mather (Tenor Sax), Bryan Corbett (Trumpet/Flugel), Peter Harris (Guitars), Neil Bullock (Drums) Composer: Ben Markland BBC Recording, Recorded on 10th September 2010, as part of “Rush Hour Jazz Series”, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

  • Tommaso Starace Quartet

    Soundtrack

    Performers: Tommaso Starace (Sax), Frank Harrison (Piano), Laurence Cottle (Electric Bass), Chris Nickolls (Drums) Composer: T. Starace

    • Blood and Champagne.
    • Music Centre Real Production BA 270 CD.

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