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Lucian Ban and Enescu Re-imagined

Jez Nelson presents Romanian pianist Lucian Ban and his Enescu Re-imagined octet in performance given at the 2011 London Jazz Festival.

Jez Nelson presents Romanian pianist Lucian Ban and his Enescu Re-imagined octet in performance at the London Jazz Festival. Ban has been resident in New York for the last decade and has assembled leading avant-garde musicians from the city to reinterpret the music of 20th-century composer George Enescu. The music combines elements of classical chamber music and folk-like themes with freely improvised sections featuring, among others, viola player Mat Maneri and trumpeter Ralph Alessi.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jez and John play their favourite new releases

    • Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian

      Puccini's Walk

      • Further Explorations.
      • Concord.
    • Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms

      Run Fly

      • Spacer.
      • Delmark.
    • Albatrosh

      Albony & Ivory

      • Yonkers.
      • Rune Grammofon.
    • The Thirteenth Assembly

      Nosedive

      • Station Direct.
      • Important.
  • The shortest jazz track ever recorded?

    • Naked City

      Hammerhead

      • Naked City.
      • Nonesuch.
  • Lucian Ban's Enescu Re-imagined, recorded at the Purcell Room, London on 20 November 2011

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Tony Malaby (tenor saxophone), Albrecht Maurer (violin), Mat Maneri (viola), Lucian Ban (piano), Badal Roy (tabla, percussion), Drew Gress (bass), Mark Ferber (drums)

    • Lucian Ban's Enescu Re-imagined

      Octet for Strings in C major, Op. 7 – Part 1: Très Modéré

      Composer: Georges Enescu arr. Lucian Ban/John Hébert

    • Lucian Ban's Enescu Re-imagined

      Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, Op. 9 – Prélude à l'Unisson

      Composer: Georges Enescu arr. Lucian Ban/John Hébert

    • Lucian Ban's Enescu Re-imagined

      Symphony No. 4 in E minor (unfinished) – Part 2: Andante Marziale

      Composer: Georges Enescu arr. Lucian Ban/John Hébert

  • Jez and John play their favourite new releases

    • Matthew Bourne

      Gone

      • Montauk Variations.
      • Leaf.

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