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Julian Siegel Quartet

Jez Nelson presents a concert by British saxophonist Julian Siegel and his quartet, featuring Liam Noble on piano, Oli Hayhurst on bass and Partisans drummer Gene Calderazzo.

Jez Nelson presents a concert by British saxophonist Julian Siegel and his quartet, recently re-formed with a new line-up after almost a decade away. Siegel has gained international renown as co-founder of long-running jazz-rock quartet Partisans and through trio work with US musicians Greg Cohen and Joey Baron. His quartet blends post-bop fluency with a range of compositional influences including trance and West African grooves. In this performance they present material from their critically acclaimed new album Urban Theme Park, with Liam Noble on piano, Oli Hayhurst on bass and Partisans' drummer Gene Calderazzo.

Also on the programme, Jez talks to pianist Alex Hawkins about why Stravinsky is so popular among jazz musicians. And scientist Dr Charles Limb discusses his research into brain activity during improvisation.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Studio guest: Alex Hawkins
Producer: Rebecca Aitchison.

2 hours

Last on

Mon 4 Jul 2011 23:00

Music Played

  • Julian Siegel Quartet, recorded at the Vortex, London on 24 May 2011

    • Untitled

      Line up: Julian Siegel (saxophones & clarinet), Liam Noble (piano & synths), Oli Hayhurst (bass) and Gene Calderazzo (drums)

    • Julian Siegel Quartet

      Six Four

      Composer: Julian Siegel

    • Julian Siegel Quartet

      Heart Song

      Composer: Julian Siegel

    • Julian Siegel Quartet

      Lifeline

      Composer: Julian Siegel

    • Julian Siegel Quartet

      Fantasy in D

      Composer: Cedar Walton

  • Jez talks to Alex Hawkins about Stravinsky’s influence on jazz

    • Igor Stravinsky

      Ebony Concerto – Allegro Moderato

      Artist: Columbia Jazz Ensemble / Benny Goodman

      • Stravinsky Conducts Music for Chamber & Jazz Ensembles.
      • Sony Classical.
    • Igor Stravinsky

      'Russian Dance' from Petrushka

      Artist: Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky (conductor)

      • The Essential Igor Stravinsky.
      • Sony Classical.
    • George Russell

      Bird In Igor's Yard

      Artist: Buddy DeFranco and His Orchestra

      • Buddy DeFranco – 1949-52 Studio Performances.
      • HEP.
    • John Hollenbeck

      Guarana

      • Eternal Interlude.
      • Sunnyside.
    • Igor Stravinsky

      Piano Rag Music

      Artist: Igor Stravinsky

      • The Essential Igor Stravinsky.
      • Sony Classical.
    • Cecil Taylor

      Water

      • Erzulie Maketh Scent.
      • FMP.
    • Ornette Coleman

      Sleep Talk

      • Of Human Feelings.
      • Antilles.
    • The Bad Plus

      On Sacred Ground: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

      Composer: Stravinsky, arr. The Bad Plus

  • Julian Siegel Quartet, recorded at the Vortex, London on 24 May 2011

    • Untitled

      Line up: Julian Siegel (saxophones & clarinet), Liam Noble (piano & synths), Oli Hayhurst (bass) and Gene Calderazzo (drums)

    • Julian Siegel Quartet

      Keys to the City

      Composer: Julian Siegel

    • Julian Siegel Quartet

      Game of Cards

      Composer: Julian Siegel

    • Julian Siegel Quartet

      Interlude

      Composer: Julian Siegel

    • Julian Siegel Quartet

      Sandpit

      Composer: Julian Siegel

  • BBC Introducing Highlights

    • Dakhla

      In The Land Of Milk And Honey

    • George Crowley

      B Flat Man

    • 1224 Project

      Ft

  • Jez interviews Dr Charles Limb and Mike Pope about research into brain activity during improvisation

    • John Coltrane

      Chasin' The Trane

      • The Complete 1962 Copenhagen Concert.
      • Domino.

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