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Steve Coleman's Reflex Trio

Jez Nelson presents saxophonist Steve Coleman and his Reflex Trio performing at the 2011 London Jazz Festival. He is joined by pianist David Virelles and drummer Marcus Gilmore.

Jez Nelson presents saxophonist Steve Coleman and his Reflex Trio at the London Jazz Festival. Coleman emerged in the 1980s as one of the founding members of the M-Base collective and has become one of the most influential jazz musicians of the last 20 years. His music is characterised by complex rhythmic and melodic patterns derived from non-Western art and philosophy, and is most widely performed by his long-standing Five Elements Band. The Reflex Trio is a more recent, as yet unrecorded project. Joining Coleman are two young members of the New York scene: Cuban pianist David Virelles and drummer Marcus Gilmore.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Tribute to Sam Rivers

    • Sam Rivers

      Beatrice

      Composer: Sam Rivers Recorded: for Jazz on 3 at the 2004 London Jazz Festival

  • Steve Coleman's Reflex Trio, recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on 11 November 2011

    • Line-up:

      Steve Coleman (alto saxophone), David Virelles (piano and keyboards), Marcus Gilmore (drums)

    • Steve Coleman's Reflex Trio

      Ligase 06

      Composer: Steve Coleman, David Virelles and Marcus Gilmore

    • Steve Coleman's Reflex Trio

      Reflex

      Composer: Steve Coleman

  • Steve Coleman talks to Kevin Le Gendre about his musical influences and career

    • Dave Holland Trio

      Games

      • Triplicate.
      • ECM.
    • Steve Coleman and Five Elements

      Ice Moves

      • Rhythm People.
      • RCA.
    • Steve Coleman and the Mystic Rhythm Society

      The Diurnal Lord

      • The Sign And The Seal.
      • BMG.
    • Von Freeman

      Sweet And Lovely

      • Doin' It Right Now.
      • Atlantic.
  • Steve Coleman's Reflex Trio, recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on 11 November 2011

    • Line-up:

      Steve Coleman (alto saxophone), David Virelles (piano and keyboards), Marcus Gilmore (drums)

    • Steve Coleman's Reflex Trio

      Jan 18

      Composer: Steve Coleman

    • Steve Coleman's Reflex Trio

      Ascending Numeration

      Composer: Steve Coleman

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