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Karen Sharp in Session

Claire Martin presents saxophonist Karen Sharp in a session performed with her quartet at the 2012 Music in the Garden series, held at the Dankworth residence.

Claire Martin presents UK saxophonist Karen Sharp in session at this year's "Music in the Garden" Series.
Karen took up the tenor saxophone whilst studying composition at the Royal Northern College of Music. After an introduction to a recording of Dexter Gordon, she was instantly hooked, quickly joined the college jazz band and found regular work in a busy soul band based in Liverpool. Since relocating to London in 1999 Karen has become a busy freelance musician working alongside many top class British and American musicians
In this set her quartet consists of: Karen Sharp, Saxophone; Nikki IIes, Piano; Dave Green, Bass and Steve Brown, Drums.
Also on the show, Claire talks to Christine Tobin about her new album, "Sailing to Byzantium", and also to Colin Mills, Baritone Sax player, taking part in this year's European Jazz Orchestra tour.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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  • Karen Sharp Quartet

    My Ship

    Performers: Karen Sharp (Sax), Nikki Iles (Piano), Dave Green (Bass), Steve Brown (Drums) Composer: Kurt Weill BBC Recording, recorded at the “Music In The Garden”, The Stables, Wavendon on 16th June 2012.

  • Christine Tobin

    The Wild Swans At Coole

    Performers: Christine Tobin (Vocal), Liam Noble (Piano), Phil Robson (Guitar), Kate Shortt (Cello) Music: Christine Tobin Words: W.B.Yeats Arrangement: Christine Tobin

    • Trail Belle Records TBR02.
  • Joe Stilgoe

    Let's Begin

    Composer: Joe Stilgoe

    • We Look To The Stars.
    • Absolute NSACD 01 (Promo).
  • Kevin Figes

    Still

    Performers: Kevin Figes (Sax), Mike Outram (Guitar), Dan Moore (Fender Rhodes), Daisy Palmer (Drums) Composer: Kevin Figes

    • 4Sided Triangle.
    • Pig Records PIG 02.
  • Trish Clowes

    Animator

    Performers: Trish Clowes (Sax), Chris Montague (Electric Guitar), Calum Gourley (Double Bass), James Maddren (Drums) Composer: Trish Clowes

    • And In The Night – Time She Is There.
    • Basho Records SRCD 41-2.
  • Christine Tobin

    The Second Coming

    Performers: Christine Tobin (Vocal), Liam Noble (Piano), Phil Robson (Guitar), Kate Shortt (Cello) Music: Christine Tobin Words: W.B.Yeats Arrangement: Christine Tobin

    • Trail Belle Records TBR02.
  • Christine Tobin

    The Fishermen

    Performers: Christine Tobin (Vocal), Liam Noble (Piano), Phil Robson (Guitar), Kate Shortt (Cello), Gareth Lockrane (Flute) Music: Christine Tobin Words: W.B.Yeats Arrangement: Christine Tobin

    • Trail Belle Records TBR02.
  • Christine Tobin

    The Wild Swans At Coole

    Performers: Christine Tobin (Vocal), Liam Noble (Piano), Phil Robson (Guitar), Kate Shortt (Cello) Music: Christine Tobin Words: W.B.Yeats Arrangement: Christine Tobin

    • Trail Belle Records TBR02.
  • Béla Fleck

    Across The Imaginary Divide

    Performers: Bela Fleck (Banjo), Marcus Roberts (Piano), Rodney Jordan (Bass), Jason Marsalis (Drums) Composer: Bela Fleck

    • Across The Imaginary Divide.
    • Rounder 11661 9142-2.
  • Karen Sharp Quartet

    Compensation

    Performers: Karen Sharp (Sax), Nikki Iles (Piano), Dave Green (Bass), Steve Brown (Drums) Composer: Kenny Werner BBC Recording, recorded at the “Music In The Garden”, The Stables, Wavendon on 16th June 2012.

  • Karen Sharp Quartet

    My Ship

    Performers: Karen Sharp (Sax), Nikki Iles (Piano), Dave Green (Bass), Steve Brown (Drums) Composer: Kurt Weill BBC Recording, recorded at the “Music In The Garden”, The Stables, Wavendon on 16th June 2012.

  • Karen Sharp Quartet

    The Dolphin

    Performers: Karen Sharp (Sax), Nikki Iles (Piano), Dave Green (Bass), Steve Brown (Drums) Composer: Louise Ecka BBC Recording, recorded at the “Music In The Garden”, The Stables, Wavendon on 16th June 2012.

  • Karen Sharp Quartet

    Westerly

    Performers: Karen Sharp (Baritone Sax), Nikki Iles (Piano), Dave Green (Bass), Steve Brown (Drums) Composer: Nikki Iles BBC Recording, recorded at the “Music In The Garden”, The Stables, Wavendon on 16th June 2012.

  • Keith Jarrett (Piano), Jan Garbarek (Saxes,Flute), Palle Danielsson (Double Bass), John Christensen (Drums)

    New Dance

    Composer: Keith Jarrett

    • Sleeper.
    • ECM Records ECM 2290/91 370 5570.

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