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Vision Festival 2011

Jez Nelson presents highlights from the 2011 Vision Festival in New York, a celebration of local and international avant-jazz. Inlcludes Pulverize the Sound and Paradoxical Frog.

Jez Nelson presents some of the best bits from the 2011 Vision Festival in New York. The festival celebrates the avant-jazz scene of the lower east side of the city, also programming international musicians who share its innovative disregard for convention. Among the festival highlights this year are hard-hitting trio Pulverize the Sound, Paradoxical Frog with guest viola player Mat Maneri, and the debut of Planetary Unknown, a supergroup that features the first collaboration in 30 years by saxophonist David S. Ware and pianist Cooper-Moore.

Also in the programme, New York poet Steve Dalachinsky reads poetry about the Vision Festival, commissioned specially by Jazz on 3.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Studio guests: Nate Chinen & Steve Dalachinsky
Producers: Phil Smith & Chris Elcombe.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Excerpts from New Visions / Wandering Visions @ Rest by Steve Dalachinsky

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  • Pulverize the Sound, recorded at the Vision Festival, New York on 8 June 2011

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      Line up: Peter Evans (trumpet), Tim Dahl (electric bass), Mike Pride (drums)

    • Pulverize the Sound

      Frank Anthony

      Composer: Tim Dahl

    • Pulverize the Sound

      Echo

      Composer: Peter Evans

    • Pulverize the Sound

      24 Beatdowns (Part 1: #1-12)

      Composer: Peter Evans

  • Excerpt from New Visions / Wandering Visions @ Rest by Steve Dalachinsky

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  • Paradoxical Frog, recorded at the Vision Festival, New York on 10 June 2011

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      Line up: Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Mat Maneri (viola), Kris Davis (piano), Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

    • Paradoxical Frog

      Paradoxical Frog Expanded 1

      Composer: Laubrock/Maneri/Davis/Sorey

    • Paradoxical Frog

      Masterisk

      Composer: Ingrid Laubrock

  • Planetary Unknown, recorded at the Vision Festival, New York on 10 June 2011

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      Line up: David S. Ware (tenor saxophone), Cooper-Moore (piano), William Parker (bass), Muhammad Ali (drums)

    • Planetary Unknown

      Untitled

      Composer: Ware/Cooper-Moore/Parker/Ali

  • Excerpt from New Visions / Wandering Visions @ Rest by Steve Dalachinsky

    • Untitled

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