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Dave Stapleton, Huw Warren

In a programme focusing on jazz in Wales, Jez Nelson presents new music by composer Dave Stapleton, and a solo mini-session from pianist Huw Warren.

Jez Nelson presents young British pianist Dave Stapleton, performing music for combined jazz and string quartets, and a solo mini-session from pianist Huw Warren, in a programme focusing on jazz in Wales. Stapleton has a growing reputation as a composer within and beyond jazz, and this music from his latest album, Flight, is one of his most ambitious projects to date, combining detailed, often lyrical scoring with sections that give free reign to improvisation. The jazz quartet is a new line-up including two artists on Stapleton's Edition label - Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset and avant-garde bass player Dave Kane - and Finnish drummer Olavi Louhivuori. They are joined by the Brodowski Quartet in a concert recorded in Stapleton's home city, Cardiff. Also on the programme, pianist Huw Warren performs music inspired by his home country.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Chris Elcombe.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Huw Warren Session recorded at The Vortex, London on 1 May 2012

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Huw Warren (piano)

    • Huw Warren

      Sheep

      Composer: Huw Warren

  • Jez talks to Huw Warren about his music

    • Maria Pia De Vito & Huw Warren

      Allirallena

      • Diálektos.
      • Parco Della Musica.
  • Huw Warren Session recorded at The Vortex, London on 1 May 2012

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Huw Warren (piano)

    • Huw Warren

      Mil Harddach

      Composer: Trad. arr. Huw Warren

    • Huw Warren

      Last Tango in Powys

      Composer: Huw Warren

  • Music from Students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

    • Huw Williams

      Song For The Moaners

      • Unreleased.
    • Joe Webb Trio

      An Ant's Apology

      • Unreleased.
  • Dave Stapleton’s Flight, recorded at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff on 4 May 2012

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Dave Stapleton (piano), Marius Neset (tenor sax), Dave Kane (double bass), Olavi Louhivuori (drums),

    • Untitled

      Brodowski String Quartet (David Brodowski & Catrin Win Morgan - violins, Felix Tanner - viola, Reinoud Ford - cello)

    • Dave Stapleton’s Flight

      Whisper

      Composer: Dave Stapleton

    • Dave Stapleton’s Flight

      Polaroid

      Composer: Dave Stapleton

    • Dave Stapleton’s Flight

      Of Willow Fringe

      Composer: Dave Stapleton

    • Dave Stapleton’s Flight

      North Wind

      Composer: Dave Stapleton

  • International Jazz Selection: Vancouver

    • The Peggy Lee Band

      Shifting Tide

      • New Code.
      • Drip Audio.

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