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BBC Introducing artists at the 2011 Cheltenham Festival

Jez Nelson presents some of the brightest new UK jazz talent, performing on the BBC Introducing stage at the 2011 Cheltenham Festival.

Jez Nelson presents a showcase of four emerging jazz bands which are either unsigned, undiscovered or under the radar. All four groups have submitted their music via the BBC Introducing Uploader and been selected to perform at Cheltenham festival by a team of DJs including Jez Nelson, Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum. The lineup includes Trish Clowes and Rachel Musson, leading bands featuring among others drummer James Maddren and Alcyona Mick of the Loop Collective; Saltwater Samurai, a quintet where jazz and disco-house collide; and the fusion and free jazz sounds of the Discordian Trio.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Joby Waldman.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Jez talks to Jamie Cullum

    • Untitled

  • Trish Clowes, recorded at the Cheltenham Festival on May 1, 2011

    • Untitled

      Line up: Trish Clowes (tenor saxophone), Alex Munk (guitar), Calum Gourlay (bass), James Maddren (drums), Heidi Parsons (cello).

    • Trish Clowes

      The Master And Margarita

      Composer: Trish Clowes

    • Trish Clowes

      On/Off

      Composer: Trish Clowes

    • Trish Clowes

      Dreamer

      Composer: Trish Clowes

  • Jez chats to Trish Clowes and Gilles Peterson

    • Untitled

  • Saltwater Samurai, recorded at the Cheltenham Festival on May 1, 2011

    • Untitled

      Line up: Luke Georgiou (alto saxophone), Alex Horky (keyboards), Huw Bennett (double bass), Hugh Jones (electronics), George Bird (drums).

    • Saltwater Samurai

      Minimum Fridays

      Composer: Saltwater Samurai

    • Saltwater Samurai

      Red Crystals

      Composer: Saltwater Samurai

    • Saltwater Samurai

      Disco Nap

      Composer: Saltwater Samurai

    • Saltwater Samurai

      Battle Of Deptford

      Composer: Saltwater Samurai

  • Rachel Musson’s Skein, recorded at the Cheltenham Festival on May 1, 2011

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      Line up: Rachel Musson (tenor saxophone), Alcyona Mick (piano), Will Collier (double bass), Javier Carmona (drums), Mark Sanders (drums).

    • Rachel Musson's Skein

      I'm Sure This Wasn't The Plan

      Composer: Rachel Musson

    • Rachel Musson's Skein

      Bob

      Composer: Rachel Musson

    • Rachel Musson's Skein

      It's Because Of The Sky

      Composer: Rachel Musson

  • Jez interviews the Discordian Trio’s Jack Weir

    • Untitled

  • The Discordian Trio, recorded at the Cheltenham Festival on May 1, 2011

    • Untitled

      Line up: Jack Weir (guitar), Craig Macfadyen (electric bass), Richard Kass (drums).

    • The Discordian Trio

      Quarks

      Composer: Weir/Macfadyen/Kass

    • The Discordian Trio

      The Bewildered Herd

      Composer: Jack Weir

    • The Discordian Trio

      Nothing Unknown

      Composer: Craig Macfadyen

    • The Discordian Trio

      Dwarkish Intentions

      Composer: Jack Weir

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