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Gerard Presencer, John Taylor

Julian Joseph presents a concert from the 2012 Jazz on a Winter's Weekend Festival in Southport: trumpeter and flugelhorn player Gerard Presencer plays with pianist John Taylor.

Jazz Line-Up are delighted to bring this unique duo to Radio 3. Gerard Presencer, Trumpet and Flugel with John Taylor, Piano
Gerard Presencer is widely regarded as one of the finest trumpet players in the world. Having established himself as a soloist, studio musician and session player, he has received critical acclaim for his 3 solo albums. He has recorded with many leading artists across different musical genres including Sting, Robbie Williams, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell and Chick Corea. He has played and arranged for a variety of performers including Charlie Watts, Incognito, Zero7 and Will Young. Gerard was Head of Jazz at London's Royal Academy of Music 1999-2010. He is currently Head of Brass at The Jazz Institute Berlin and has also recently been appointed trumpet soloist for the Danish Radio Big Band for whom he also arranges and sometimes conducts.
John Taylor first came to prominence as a remarkably talented jazz pianist in the 1970's when working as leader or sideman in noted bands like Azimuth and Peter Erskine's Trio and in collaborations with Jan Garbarek, Lee Konitz, Mark Feldman and many others. In the last 10 years he has achieved recording success with his present trio (featuring Palle Danielsson and Martin France) which recently also recorded with saxophonist Julian Argüelles. He has also played (and recorded) solo performances in Europe, Australia, USA and Canada as well as duet concerts with Kenny Wheeler and Italian vocalist Diana Torto which included commissioned arrangements for the WDR Big Band. He was Lecturer in Jazz at York University until 2010.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Gerard Presencer, John Taylor

    Summer Night

    Performer: Gerard Presencer (Trumpet), John Taylor (Piano) Composer: Harry Warren BBC Recording, recorded on Sunday 5th February 2102, as part of Southport’s ‘Jazz on a Winter’s Week-end‘

  • Alex Hutton Trio

    Then There Were Four

    Performers: Alex Hutton (Piano), Yuri Goloubev (Bass), Asaf Sirkis (Drums) Composer: Alex Hutton

    • Legentis.
    • F-ire Records F-IRECD 53.
  • Miles Davis Quintet

    On Green Dolphin Street

    Performers: Miles Davis (Trumpet), Wayne Shorter (Tenor Sax), Herbie Hancock (Piano), Ron Carter (Bass), Tony Williams (Drums) Composer: Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington

    • Live in Europe 1967 – The Bootleg Series Vol.1.
    • Columbia/Legacy 88697 94053.
  • John Law’s Congregation

    Swazz

    Performers: John Law (Piano), Yuri Goloubev (Bass), Asaf Kirkis (Drums) Composer: John Law

    • Three Leaps of the Gazelle.
    • 33 Records 33JAZZ 228.
  • Alex Hutton Trio

    Then There Were Four

    Performers: Alex Hutton (Piano), Yuri Goloubev (Bass), Asaf Sirkis (Drums) Composer: Alex Hutton

    • Legentis.
    • F-ire Records F-IRECD 53.
  • Kenny Garrett

    Haynes Here

    Performers: Kenny Garrett (Sax), Benito Gonzalez (Piano), Nat Reeves (Bass), Ronald Bruner (Drums), Rudy Bird (Percussion), Nedelka Prescod (Vocal) Composer: Kenny Garrett

    • Seeds from the Underground.
    • Mack Avenue MAC 1063.
  • Gerard Presencer, John Taylor

    Gerard Presencer, John Taylor - Ballerina

    Performer: Gerard Presencer (Trumpet), John Taylor (Piano) Composer: Gerard Presencer BBC Recording, recorded on Sunday 5th February 2102, as part of Southport’s ‘Jazz on a Winter’s Week-end ‘

  • Gerard Presencer, John Taylor

    Between Moons

    Performer: Gerard Presencer (Trumpet), John Taylor (Piano) Composer: John Taylor BBC Recording, recorded on Sunday 5th February 2102, as part of Southport’s ‘Jazz on a Winter’s Week-end ‘

  • Gerard Presencer, John Taylor

    Gerard Presencer, John Taylor - Ralph's Piano Waltz

    Performer: Gerard Presencer (Trumpet), John Taylor (Piano) Composer: John Abercrombie BBC Recording, recorded on Sunday 5th February 2102, as part of Southport’s ‘Jazz on a Winter’s Week-end ‘

  • Gerard Presencer, John Taylor

    Summer Night

    Performer: Gerard Presencer (Trumpet), John Taylor (Piano) Composer: Harry Warren BBC Recording, recorded on Sunday 5th February 2102, as part of Southport’s ‘Jazz on a Winter’s Week-end ‘

  • Gerard Presencer, John Taylor

    Gerard Presencer, John Taylor - I'm Old Fashioned

    Performer: Gerard Presencer (Trumpet), John Taylor (Piano) Composer: Jerome Kern BBC Recording, recorded on Sunday 5th February 2102, as part of Southport’s ‘Jazz on a Winter’s Week-end ‘

  • Lighthouse

    King Barolo

    Performers: Gwilym Simcock (Piano), Tim Garland (Sax), Asaf Sirkis (Drums) Composer: Gwilymn Simcock

    • Lighthouse.
    • Act Records 9525-2.

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