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Simon Spillett Quartet

Claire Martin presents a session from the Simon Spillett Quartet, plus a preview of the jazz content featured at the 2011 Bath International Music Festival with Kevin LeGendre.

Claire Martin presents session music from the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring the stellar cast of Alec Dankworth on bass, John Critchinson on piano, Clark Tracey on drums and Simon Spillett on saxophone. Plus a preview of the jazz content featured at this year's Bath International Music Festival in the company of journalist and broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre. In 2007, Simon Spillett was the 'Rising Star' at the BBC Jazz Awards and in 2009 his album 'Sienna Red' was voted Record Of The Year in the Jazz Journal of the Jazz Award.Simon's quartet featured a driving and energised style which has often been compared to the late Tubby Hayes, one of the jazz giants of the British be-bop generation. Simon is also a member of The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, and has accompanied many stars including veteran jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks as well as musicians from the world including Will Young, Mick Hucknall, Andrea Corr and Sharleen Spiteri.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Victor Feldman Big Band

    Big Top

    Performers: Victor Feldman Big Band, Tubby Hayes (Sax) Composer: Victor Feldman

    • The Little Giant.
    • Properbox 117.
  • Quentin Collins and Brandon Allen Quartet

    Teeth for Tooth

    Performers: Quentin Collins (Trumpet), Brandon Allen (Sax), Ross Stanley (Organ), Enzo Zirilli (Drums) Composer: E. Zirilli

    • What’s It Gonna Be?.
    • Sunlight Square Records SUNCD 010.
  • Barb Jungr

    The Times They are A-Changin'

    Performers: Barb Jungr (Vocals), Jenny Carr (Piano), Jessica Lauren (Organ), Johnny Lee (Drums), Danny Thompson (Bass), Mark Lockheart (Sax and Clarinet) Composer: Bob Dylan

    • Man In the Long Black Coat.
    • Linn AKD 386.
  • Simon Spillett Quartet

    No I Woodyn't

    Performers: Simon Spillett (Tenor Sax), John Critchinson (Piano), Alec Dankworth, (Bass), Clark Tracey (Drums) Composer: Tubby Hayes BBC Session Recording, recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, 11th May 2011

  • Simon Spillett Quartet

    Bass House

    Performers: Simon Spillett (Tenor Sax), John Critchinson (Piano), Alec Dankworth, (Bass), Clark Tracey (Drums) Composer: Jimmy Deuchar BBC Session Recording, recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, 11th May 2011

  • Simon Spillett Quartet

    All This And Heaven Too

    Performers: Simon Spillett (Tenor Sax), John Critchinson (Piano), Alec Dankworth, (Bass), Clark Tracey (Drums) Composer: Van Heusen/Delange BBC Session Recording, recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, 11th May 2011

  • Soweto Kinch

    Help

    Performers: Soweto Kinch (Alto Sax), Jason MacDougall (Vocals), Byron Wallen (Trumpet), Femi Temowo (Guitar), Karl Rasheed-Abel (Double Bass), Justin Brown (Drums) Composer: Soweto Kinch

    • The New Emancipation.
    • Soweto Kinch Productions SKP 002 CD.
  • Stian Carstensen

    Old Slow Melody

    Performers: Stian Carstensen (Accordian), Trifon Trifonov (Clarinet) Composer: Traditional Arranger: Trifon Trifonov

    • Farmers Market.
    • Winter & Winter 910 056-2.
  • Nina Simone

    See Line Woman

    Performer: Nina Simone (Vocal), Rudy Stevenson (Flute), Lisle Atkinson (Percussion), Bobby Hamilton (Drums) Composer: George Bass

    • Broadway Blues Ballads.
    • Verve 060249 8886953.
  • Richard Galliano

    Tangaria

    Performers: Richard Galliano (Accordion), Alexis Cardenas (Violin), Philippe Aerts (Contrabass), Raphael Mejias (Percussion) Composer: Richard Galliano

    • Luz Negra.
    • Milan 399 078-2.
  • Simon Spillett Quartet

    By Myself

    Performers: Simon Spillett (Tenor Sax), John Critchinson (Piano), Alec Dankworth, (Bass), Clark Tracey (Drums) Composer: Schwartz/Deitz BBC Session Recording, recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, 11th May 2011

  • Simon Spillett Quartet

    I Never Know When To Say When

    Performers: Simon Spillett (Tenor Sax), John Critchinson (Piano), Alec Dankworth, (Bass), Clark Tracey (Drums) Composer: Leroy Anderson BBC Session Recording, recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, 11th May 2011

  • Simon Spillett Quartet

    Nobody Else But Me

    Performers: Simon Spillett (Tenor Sax), John Critchinson (Piano), Alec Dankworth, (Bass), Clark Tracey (Drums) Composer: Jerome Kern BBC Session Recording, recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, 11th May 2011

  • Charlie Haden Quartet West, Diana Krall

    Goodbye

    Performers: Charlie Haden (Bass), Ernie Watts (Sax), Alan Broadbent (Piano), Rodney Green (Drums), String Orchestra Composer: Gordon Jenkins

    • Sophisticated Ladies.
    • Emarcy 06025 27508160.

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