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Bobo Stenson and Plunge

Jez Nelson presents Swedish trio Plunge in collaboration with pianist Bobo Stenson in a concert given at the Hamburg Jazz Days festival in October 2010.

Jez Nelson presents a performance by Swedish trio Plunge in collaboration with pianist Bobo Stenson. Plunge combine free improvisation with a Nordic sensibility characterised by slowly developing forms and delicate textures. Stenson's understated intensity has been a prominent part the ECM label's catalogue for 40 years, as a sideman to artists such as Charles Lloyd and Tomasz Stanko, and with his own trio. His work with Plunge stretches back to 2002, with this concert recorded at Hamburg Jazz Days festival last October, featuring Andreas Andersson on saxophone, Matthias Hjorth on bass and drummer Peter Nilsson.

Also on the programme, saxophonist Soweto Kinch visits Jazz on 3's Kevin Le Gendre to find out how jazz reviews get written.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Phil Smith.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Bobo Stenson and Plunge, recorded at Hamburg Jazz Days on 29 October 2010

    • Untitled

      Line up: Bobo Stenson (piano), Andreas Andersson (saxophones), Mattias Hjorth (bass), Peter Nilsson (drums)

    • Bobo Stenson and Plunge

      Origo

      Composer: Stenson/Andersson/Hjorth/Nilsson

    • Bobo Stenson and Plunge

      Metamorphing

      Composer: Stenson/Andersson/Hjorth/Nilsson

  • Soweto Kinch talks to Kevin Le Gendre about jazz reviewing

    • Charles Mingus

      Dizzy Moods

      • Tijuana Moods.
      • RCA Victor.
    • The Impossible Gentlemen

      Play the Game

      • The Impossible Gentlemen.
      • Basho.
    • Pat Metheny

      Bright Size Life

      • Bright Size Life.
      • ECM.
  • Bobo Stenson and Plunge, recorded at Hamburg Jazz Days on 29 October 2010

    • Untitled

      Line up: Bobo Stenson (piano), Andreas Andersson (saxophones), Mattias Hjorth (bass), Peter Nilsson (drums)

    • Bobo Stenson and Plunge

      Giordaniesque

      Composer: Stenson/Andersson/Hjorth/Nilsson

    • Bobo Stenson and Plunge

      Wee Farewell

      Composer: Stenson/Andersson/Hjorth/Nilsson

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