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Charlie Watts, Breach at the 2011 Glasgow International Jazz Festival, Gil Scott Heron Tribute

Julian Joseph talks to Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts about his passion for jazz. Plus concert music from jazz trio Breach and vocalist Ian Shaw.

Julian Joseph interviews The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts about his passion for jazz in advance of performing some lo-key performances at London's Pizza Express Jazz Club in Dean Street with the ABCand D of Boogie Woogie project. Plus concert music from jazz trio Breach and vocalist Ian Shaw recorded at the launch of this year's Glasgow International Jazz Festival. The music was recorded at BBC Scotland's headquarters at Pacific Quay in Glasgow on Friday 13th May. Breach is the latest project led by organist Paul Harrison featuring Graeme Stephen on guitar and Chris Wallace on drums. Their highly inventive brand of melodic music mixes elements of Eastern folk traditions with the spirit of free jazz and progressive rock creating a melting pot of sounds. Pianist and vocalist Ian Shaw's set is full of humour, panache and vocal gymnastics proving he is still one of the most vital performing artists in the landscape of the UK jazz scene. Shaw's collaborators over the past few years have included Quincy Jones, Abudullah Ibrahim, Guy Barker, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Iain Ballamy, Mornington Lockett, Barb Jungr, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Cedar Walton, Joe Lovano and Claire Martin. This year's Glasgow International Jazz Festival runs from 29th June until the 3rd of July. Also on the show, broadcaster and journalist Kevin Le Gendre pays tribute to the late Gil Scott Heron, profiling music from his 1981 album 'Reflections', in this month's 'Now Is The Time' feature.

1 hour, 25 minutes

Music Played

  • The Rolling Stones

    Get Off My Cloud

    Performers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones Composer: Keith Richards/Mick Jagger

    • Rolled Gold.
    • Abkco 530 3281.
  • Gil Scott‐Heron

    Is That Jazz?

    Composer: Gil Scott Heron

    • Reflections.
    • BMG/Arista 254 094.
  • Courtney Pine

    Darwin's Dream Deferred

    Performers: Courney Pine (Bass Clarinet/Synth), Dominic Grant (Accoustic Guitar), Zoe Rahman (Acoustic Piano), Alec Dankworth (Double Bass), Mark Mondesir (Drums) Composer: Courtney Pine

    • Europa.
    • Destin E Records 777C 007 007.
  • Marius Neset

    Golden Xplosion

    Performers: Marius Neset (Sax), Django Bates (Keyboards), Jasper Hoiby (Bass), Anton Eger (Drums) Composer: Marius Neset

    • Golden Xplosion.
    • Edition Label 1027.
  • Breach

    On The Walk

    Performers: Paul Harrison (Organ), Chris Wallace (Drums), Graeme Stephen (Guitar) Composer: Chris Wallace BBC Recording, recorded BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow, 13th May 2011 as part of Launch of the Glasgow Jazz Festival

  • Breach

    Theories, Part 2

    Performers: Paul Harrison (Organ), Chris Wallace (Drums), Graeme Stephen (Guitar) Composer: Paul Harrison BBC Recording, recorded BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow, 13th May 2011 as part of Launch of the Glasgow Jazz Festival

  • Donny McCaslin

    L.Z.C.M.

    Performers: Donny McCaslin (Sax), Adam Benjamin (Rhodes), Tim Lefebvre (Electric Bass), Mark Guiliana (Drums) Composer: Donny McCaslin

    • Perpetual Motion.
    • Greenleaf Music GRE 1017.
  • Gil Scott‐Heron

    Is That Jazz?

    Composer: Gil Scott Heron

    • Reflections.
    • BMG/Arista 254 094.
  • Gil Scott‐Heron

    Morning Thoughts

    Composer: Vernon James/Gil Scott Heron

    • Reflections.
    • BMG/Arista 254 094.
  • Gil Scott‐Heron

    Inner City Blues (Poem: The Siege of New Orleans)

    Composer: Marvin Gaye/James Nyx

    • Reflections.
    • BMG/Arista 254 094.
  • Ian Shaw

    Ian Shaw - Since I Fell For You

    Composer: Buddy Johnson BBC Recording, recorded BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow, 13th May 2011 as part of Launch of the Glasgow Jazz Festival

  • Ian Shaw

    Get Out Of Town

    Composer: Cole Porter BBC Recording, recorded BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow, 13th May 2011 as part of Launch of the Glasgow Jazz Festival

  • Matthew Halsall

    The Journey Home

    Performers: Matthew Halsall (Trumpet), Nat Birchall (Sax), Adam Fairhall (Piano), Gavin Barras (Bass), Gaz Hughes (Drums) Composer: Matthew Halsall

    • On the Go.
    • Gondwana Records GONDCD 005.

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