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Shabaka Hutchings at the City of London Festival

Jez Nelson presents saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings at the City of London Festival in music by Ornette Coleman and Stravinsky as well as original material. Plus minimalism and jazz.

Jez Nelson presents saxophonist and BBC New Generation Artist Shabaka Hutchings at the City of London Festival. Hutchings is a key player across the UK jazz scene, appearing with artists as diverse as Polar Bear, big-band composer Django Bates and free-jazz exponent Evan Parker, as well as demonstrating the influence of Caribbean street music in his new band The Sons of Kemet. This concert reflects the variety of Hutchings' musical experiences, as he performs music by Ornette Coleman and Stravinsky as well as original material. He is joined in a one-off group by pianist Kit Downes, electronics artist Leafcutter John and two stalwarts of the British free-jazz scene - bass player John Edwards and Mark Sanders on drums.

Also on the programme, Steve Reich's 75th birthday is celebrated with an exploration of the influence of minimalism on jazz.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Studio guest: Kevin Le Gendre
Producers: Phil Smith & Russell Finch.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 3 Oct 2011 23:00

Music Played

  • Preview of 2011 London Jazz Festival

    • Henry Threadgill's Zooid

      Extremely Sweet William

      • This Brings Us To Vol. II.
      • Pi.
    • Hermeto Pascoal Septet

      Mesclando

      Recorded: for Jazz on 3 at the Jazz Café, London, in 2005

  • Steve Reich at 75: the impact of minimalism on jazz

    • Brad Mehldau & Kevin Hays

      Excerpt from Music for 18 Musicians

      • Modern Music.
      • Nonesuch.
    • Steve Reich

      Variations For Winds, Strings and Keyboards

      • Reich Variations / Adams Shaker Loops.
      • Philips.
    • Steve Reich

      Music for 18 Musicians – Section I

      • Music for 18 Musicians.
      • Nonesuch.
    • Cecil Taylor

      Cecil Taylor Unit

      • One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye.
      • Hatology.
    • Terry Riley

      In C

      • Music Of Our Time.
      • Edsel.
    • The Claudia Quintet

      Flock

      • What Is The Beautiful?.
      • Cuneiform.
    • The Necks

      Rum Jungle

      • Mindset.
      • ReR Megacorp.
    • The Necks

      Daylights

      • Mindset.
      • ReR Megacorp.
  • Shabaka Hutchings at the City of London Festival, recorded at St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate, on 14 July 2011

    • Untitled

      Lineup: Shabaka Hutchings (clarinet), Kit Downes (piano), Leafcutter John (laptop), John Edwards (bass), Mark Sanders (drums)

    • Shabaka Hutchings Ensemble

      Spangle

      Composer: Shabaka Hutchings

    • Shabaka Hutchings

      3 Pieces for Solo Clarinet

      Composer: Igor Stravinsky

    • Shabaka Hutchings Ensemble

      Dusk

      Composer: Shabaka Hutchings

    • Shabaka Hutchings Ensemble

      I Loves You Porgy

      Composer: George Gershwin

    • Shabaka Hutchings and Kit Downes

      Mob Job

      Composer: Ornette Coleman

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