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Mostly Other People Do the Killing

Jez Nelson presents a gig performed at the Vortex in London by Moppa Elliott's New York 'terrorist bebop' quartet Mostly Other People Do the Killing.

Jez Nelson presents New York 'terrorist bebop' quartet Mostly Other People Do The Killing. Voted Downbeat magazine's Rising Star Ensemble in 2009, the group has established a reputation for subversion, deconstructing standards and their own material through deliberately erratic experimentation and a humorous performance style. The band is led by bassist Moppa Elliott and also features trumpeter Peter Evans, saxophonist Jon Irabagon and Kevin Shea on drums, in a performance recorded at The Vortex in London.
Also on the programme, in the month that marks 40 years since the death of Louis Armstrong, Jazz on 3 asks if his music is still relevant to today's trumpeters.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Phil Smith & Russell Finch.

2 hours

Last on

Mon 29 Aug 2011 23:00

Music Played

  • Mostly Other People Do The Killing, recorded at the Vortex, London on 13 July 2011

    • Untitled

      Line up: Peter Evans (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (saxophones), Moppa Elliott (bass), Kevin Shea (drums)

    • Mostly Other People Do the Killing

      Pen Argyl

      Composer: Moppa Elliott

    • Mostly Other People Do the Killing

      St Mary's Proctor / Burning Well / Factoryville / Two Boot Jacks

      Composer: Moppa Elliott

    • Mostly Other People Do the Killing

      My Delightful Muse / Nanticoke Coke

      Composer: Moppa Elliott

  • Today’s trumpeters on Louis Armstrong

    • Louis Armstrong

      Hello Dolly

      • 20 Unforgettable Hits.
      • York.
    • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven

      Potato Head Blues

      • The Complete Hot Five And Hot Seven Recordings: Volume 2.
      • Columbia.
    • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five

      West End Blues

      • Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology.
      • Smithsonian Folkways.
    • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven

      Twelfth Street Rag

      • The Complete Hot Five And Hot Seven Recordings: Volume 2.
      • Columbia.
    • Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars

      Twelfth Street Rag

      • Ambassador Satch.
      • Sony.
    • Roy Hargrove Quintet

      Bring It On Home To Me

      • Earfood.
      • Groovin’ High.
    • Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra

      Basin Street Blues

      • The Complete Hot Five And Seven Recordings.
      • Sony.
    • Peter Danstrup (Chris Batchelor on trumpet)

      Osmotic

      • Reptiles In The Sky.
      • Gateway.
  • Mostly Other People Do The Killing, recorded at the Vortex, London on 13 July 2011

    • Untitled

      Line up: Peter Evans (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (saxophones), Moppa Elliott (bass), Kevin Shea (drums)

    • Mostly Other People Do the Killing

      Little Hope / Round Bottom, Square Top

      Composer: Moppa Elliott

    • Mostly Other People Do the Killing

      Mauch Chunk is Jim Thorpe

      Composer: Moppa Elliott

    • Mostly Other People Do the Killing

      A Night in Tunisia

      Composer: Dizzy Gillespie

Broadcast

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