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Colin Towns

Bandleader Colin Towns talks to Julian Joseph about his latest project, Blue Touch Paper. Plus Now is the Time: Kevin LeGendre profiles saxophonist Courtney Pine's debut album.

Julian Joseph interviews bandleader Colin Towns about his latest project Blue Touch Paper which features the all star line-up of Mark Lockheart (Polar Bear, Loose Tubes), Chris Montague (Troyka, Kit Downes), Benny Greb (Peter Wölpl, Ron Spielman), Stephan Maass (Randy Brecker, Kruder & Dorfmeister), and Edward Maclean (Peter Fox, Nils Wülker). Colin gives insights into his writing and recording process and we hear tracks from the his new album which features music informed not only by jazz , but mixes elements of rock, funk and electronica. Also on the show, this month's 'Now Is The Time' feature with Kevin Le Gendre profiles the debut album from master saxophonist Courtney Pine 'Journey To The Urge Within' from 1986.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Music Played

  • Blue Touch Paper

    Blue Touch Paper

    Performers: Colin Towns (Keyboards/Voice), Chris Montague (Guitars), Edward MacLean (Bass), Benny Greb (Drums), Stephan Maass (Percussion), Mark Lockheart (Saxes/Bass Clarinet) Composer: Colin Towns

    • Stand Well Back.
    • Provocateur Records PVC 1042.
  • Courtney Pine

    Miss Interpret

    Performers: Courtney Pine (Soprano Sax), Ray Carless (Bari Sax), Cleveland Watkiss (Vocal), Orphy Robinson (Vibes), Julian Joseph (Piano), Gary Crosby (Bass) Mark Mondesir (Drums) Composer: Courtney Pine

    • Journey To The Urge Within.
    • Island CID 9846.
  • Lighthouse Trio

    Space Junk

    Performers: Tim Garland (Saxes/Bass Clarinet), Gwilym Simcock (Melodica/Piano), Asaf Sirkis (Drums/Percussion) Composer: Gwilym Simcock

    • Lighthouse.
    • ACT LABEL 9525-2.
  • Liane Carroll

    Turn Out the Stars

    Performers: Liane Carroll (Vocal), Kenny Wheeler (Trumpet), Mark Edwards (Piano), Roger Carey (Bass), Mark Fletcher (Drums) Composer: Bill Evans

    • Up and Down.
    • Quiet Money Recordings QMR 0001CD.
  • Courtney Pine

    Miss Interpret

    Performers: Courtney Pine (Soprano Sax), Ray Carless (Bari Sax), Cleveland Watkiss (Vocal), Orphy Robinson (Vibes), Julian Joseph (Piano), Gary Crosby (Bass) Mark Mondesir (Drums) Composer: Courtney Pine

    • Journey To The Urge Within.
    • Island CID 9846.
  • Courtney Pine

    Children of the Ghetto

    Performers: Courtney Pine (Tenor Sax), Susaye Green (Vocal), Julian Joseph (Piano), Gary Crosby (Bass) Mark Mondesir (Drums), Roy Carter (Keyboard), Martin Taylor (Guitar), Ian Mussington (Percussion) Composer: Chris & Eddie Amoo

    • Journey To The Urge Within.
    • Island CID 9846.
  • Blue Touch Paper

    Forbidden Dance

    Performers: Colin Towns (Keyboards/Voice), Chris Montague (Guitars), Edward MacLean (Bass), Benny Greb (Drums), Stephan Maass (Percussion), Mark Lockheart (Saxes/Bass Clarinet) Composer: Colin Towns

    • Stand Well Back.
    • Provocateur Records PVC 1042.
  • Blue Touch Paper

    Stand Well Back/Spit It Out

    Performers: Colin Towns (Keyboards/Voice), Chris Montague (Guitars), Edward MacLean (Bass), Benny Greb (Drums), Stephan Maass (Percussion), Mark Lockheart (Saxes/Bass Clarinet) Composer: Colin Towns

    • Stand Well Back.
    • Provocateur Records PVC 1042.
  • Blue Touch Paper

    Ducking and Diving

    Performers: Colin Towns (Keyboards/Voice), Chris Montague (Guitars), Edward MacLean (Bass), Benny Greb (Drums), Stephan Maass (Percussion), Mark Lockheart (Saxes/Bass Clarinet) Composer: Colin Towns

    • Stand Well Back.
    • Provocateur Records PVC 1042.
  • Martin Taylor and Alan Barnes

    Two For The Road

    Performers: Martin Taylor (Guitar), Alan Barnes (Clarinet) Composer: Henry Mancini

    • Two For The Road.
    • Woodville Records WVCD 134.

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