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Roscoe Mitchell

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jez talks to Alex Hawkins about Roscoe Mitchell

    • Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound Ensemble

      Sing/Song

      • Snurdy McGurdy And Her Dancing Shoes.
      • Nessa.
  • Alex Hawkins interviews Roscoe Mitchell

    • Roscoe Mitchell

      Nonaah

      • Nonaah.
      • Nessa.
    • Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory

      The Inside of A Star

      • Song For My Sister.
      • Pi.
    • Roscoe Mitchell Sextet

      The Little Suite

      • Sound.
      • Delmark.
  • Roscoe Mitchell, John Edwards and Tony Marsh recorded at CafĂ© Oto, London on 10 March 2012

    • Line-up:

      Roscoe Mitchell (saxophone), John Edwards (bass), Tony Marsh (drums)

    • Roscoe Mitchell, John Edwards and Tony Marsh

      Untitled

      Composer: This music is entirely improvised

    • Roscoe Mitchell, John Edwards and Tony Marsh

      Untitled

      Composer: This music is entirely improvised

  • Celebration of Amina Claudine Myers' 70th Birthday

    • Amina Claudine Myers

      Wasted Life Blues

      • Amina Claudine Myers Salutes Bessie Smith.
      • Leo.

Broadcast

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