Jez Nelson presents avant-garde saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell in a concert combining a solo set with a trio performance along with British musicians.
Jez Nelson presents avant-garde saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell in concert. Mitchell was a founding member of the Chicago improvising collective AACM in the mid 1960s, shortly before forming the Art Ensemble of Chicago, a group still active today and known for its use of 'little instruments' such as bicycle horns and found objects. His playing typically alternates fierce energy with patient, sparse development, also reflecting the influence of contemporary classical music. He performs here with British musicians John Edwards and Tony Marsh.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Studio guest: Alex Hawkins
Producer: Peggy Sutton.
Jez talks to Alex Hawkins about Roscoe Mitchell
Alex Hawkins interviews Roscoe Mitchell
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Roscoe Mitchell (saxophone), John Edwards (bass), Tony Marsh (drums)
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