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Evan Parker, Louis Moholo, John Tchicai, Tony Marsh

Jez Nelson presents a performance given by free improvisers Evan Parker (saxophone), Louis Moholo (drums), John Tchicai (saxophone) and Tony Marsh (drums).

Jez Nelson presents a performance by free improvisers Evan Parker, Louis Moholo, John Tchicai and Tony Marsh. Parker has been at the heart of the British and international free-jazz scene for half a century, renowned for his stunning technique and more recently his use of electronics. He is reunited with fellow member of big band The Brotherhood of Breath, South African drummer Louis Moholo. Danish saxophonist John Tchicai is perhaps best known for his role in the explosion of New York free-jazz in the 1960s, including appearing on John Coltrane's Ascension album, and teams up with British drummer Tony Marsh, whose long-term collaborations include with the Mike Westbrook Orchestra and trumpeter Harry Beckett.

Presenter: Jez Nelson

Studio guest: Kevin Le Gendre

Producers: Phil Smith & Russell Finch

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Evan Parker & Louis Moholo recorded at the Vortex, London on 15 October 2011

    • Evan Parker (tenor saxophone), Louis Moholo (drums)

      This music is totally improvised

  • John Tchicai & Tony Marsh recorded at the Vortex, London on 15 October 2011

    • John Tchicai (tenor saxophone, flute and vocals), Tony Marsh (drums)

      This music is totally improvised

  • The impact of Eric Dolphy on today's jazz musicians

    • Eric Dolphy

      Something Sweet, Something Tender

      • Out To Lunch.
      • Blue Note.
    • John Coltrane & Eric Dolphy

      Naima

      • The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings of John Coltrane.
      • Impulse!.
    • Silke Eberhard

      Red Planet

      • Potsa Lotsa.
      • Jazzwerkstatt.
    • Silke Eberhard

      April Fool

      • Potsa Lotsa.
      • Jazzwerkstatt.
    • Eric Dolphy

      Out To Lunch

      • Out To Lunch.
      • Blue Note.
    • Eric Dolphy

      Out There

      • Out There.
      • Prestige / New Jazz.
    • NeWt feat. Silke Eberhard

      Falling Too

      • NeWt 2.
      • F-IRE.
    • Empirical

      Syndicalism

      • Out 'n' In.
      • Naim.
  • John Tchicai, Evan Parker, Tony Marsh & Louis Moholo recorded at the Vortex, London on 15 October 2011

    • John Tchicai (tenor saxophone), Evan Parker (tenor saxophone), Tony Marsh (drums), Louis Moholo (drums)

      This music is totally improvised

Broadcast

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