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.