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Tommy Evans and His Orchestra

Julian Joseph presents a concert by bandleader Tommy Evans and his orchestra, with music from Evans's Green Seagull suite. Plus Now is the Time, and an interview with Joe Locke.

Julian Joseph presents a concert of music by emerging bandleader Tommy Evans and his Orchestra featuring music from his Green Seagull suite recorded at the 2011 Scarborough Jazz Festival. Evans studied jazz at Leeds College of Music majoring in performance and composition and this year was the winner of the Jazz Yorkshire 'Big Band Of The Year' Award, having previously won the British Academy of Songwriting and Composers Award for 'Contemporary Jazz Composition' in 2011.Today's concert features highlights from Part 2 of 'The Green Seagull' suite which was inspired by the life of Tommy's uncle, David Partridge. It was originally commissioned by the Marsden Jazz Festival and conjures up Partridge's passion, humour, eccentricity and his deep belief in tolerance, diversity and equality all of which have been a huge inspiration to Evans. Also on today's show, an interview with vibes master Joe Locke plus our monthly feature with Kevin Le Gendre 'Now Is The Time' profiles Working Week's album 'Working Nights' which features the talents of saxophonist Larry Stabbins and guitarist Simon Booth and was recorded by legendary UK producer Robin Millar.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 23 Sep 2012 23:00

Music Played

  • Tommy Evans Orchestra

    Early Learning Centre from the Green Seagull Suite

    Performers: Matt Roberts (Trumpet), Simon Beddeo (Flugelhorn), Russell Henderson, Simon Kaylor, Rob Mitchell (Reeds), Nick Tyson (Guitar), Dave Kane (Bass), Kris Wright (Drums), Kari Nergaard Blevik, Ruby Wood, Anna Stott (Vocals), Tommy Evans (Director) Composer: Tommy Evans BBC Recording, recorded at the Scarborough Jazz Festival 2011

  • Working Week

    No Cure, No Pay

    Composer: Larry Stabbins/Simon Booth

    • Working Nights.
    • Virgin CDV 2343.
  • Ivo Neame

    Yatra

    Composer: Ivo Neame

    • Yatra.
    • Edition EDN 1035.
  • Georgia Mancio

    Old Country

    Composer: Nat Adderley/Curtis R.Lewis

    • Peaceful Place.
    • Roomspin Records 851.
  • Alexander Hawkins Ensemble

    Listen/Glow

    Performers: Alexander Hawkins (Piano),Dylan Bates (Violin), Shabaka Hutchings (Reeds), Otto Fischer (Guitar), Neil Charles (Bass), Tom Skinner (Drums) Composer: Alexander Hawkins BBC Recording, recorded for Jazz on 3, at Phoenix Studios London, August 2012

  • Working Week

    Inner City Blues

    Composer: Marvin Gaye

    • Working Nights.
    • Virgin CDV 2343.
  • Working Week

    No Cure, No Pay

    Composer: Larry Stabbins/Simon Booth

    • Working Nights.
    • Virgin CDV 2343.
  • Working Week

    I Thought I'd Never See You Again

    Composer: Larry Stabbins/Simon Booth

    • Working Nights.
    • Virgin CDV 2343.
  • Tommy Evans Orchestra

    Acceptance from the Green Seagull Suite

    Performers: Matt Roberts (Trumpet), Simon Beddeo (Flugelhorn), Russell Henderson, Simon Kaylor, Rob Mitchell (Reeds), Nick Tyson (Guitar), Dave Kane (Bass), Kris Wright (Drums), Kari Nergaard Blevik, Ruby Wood, Anna Stott (Vocals), Tommy Evans (Director) Composer: Tommy Evans BBC Recording, recorded at the Scarborough Jazz Festival 2011

  • Tommy Evans Orchestra

    Prayers for the Enemy from the Green Seagull Suite

    Performers: Matt Roberts (Trumpet), Simon Beddeo (Flugelhorn), Russell Henderson, Simon Kaylor, Rob Mitchell (Reeds), Nick Tyson (Guitar), Dave Kane (Bass), Kris Wright (Drums), Kari Nergaard Blevik, Ruby Wood, Anna Stott (Vocals), Tommy Evans (Director) Composer: Tommy Evans BBC Recording, recorded at the Scarborough Jazz Festival 2011

  • Tommy Evans Orchestra

    Early Learning Centre from the Green Seagull Suite

    Performers: Matt Roberts (Trumpet), Simon Beddeo (Flugelhorn), Russell Henderson, Simon Kaylor, Rob Mitchell (Reeds), Nick Tyson (Guitar), Dave Kane (Bass), Kris Wright (Drums), Kari Nergaard Blevik, Ruby Wood, Anna Stott (Vocals), Tommy Evans (Director) Composer: Tommy Evans BBC Recording, recorded at the Scarborough Jazz Festival 2011

  • Tommy Evans Orchestra

    Daffodils from the Green Seagull Suite

    Performers: Matt Roberts (Trumpet), Simon Beddeo (Flugelhorn), Russell Henderson, Simon Kaylor, Rob Mitchell (Reeds), Nick Tyson (Guitar), Dave Kane (Bass), Kris Wright (Drums), Kari Nergaard Blevik, Ruby Wood, Anna Stott (Vocals), Tommy Evans (Director) Composer: Tommy Evans BBC Recording, recorded at the Scarborough Jazz Festival 2011

  • Joe Locke Geoffrey Keezer Group

    Signing

    Performers: Joe Locke (Vibes), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano), Mike Pope (Electric Bass), Terreon Gully (Drums) Composer: Joe Locke

    • Signing.
    • Motema Records MTM 85.
  • Joe Locke Geoffrey Keezer Group

    Her Sanctuary

    Performers: Joe Locke (Vibes), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano), Mike Pope (Electric Bass), Terreon Gully (Drums) Composer: Joe Locke

    • Signing.
    • Motema Records MTM 85.
  • Avishai Cohen, Nitai Hershkovits

    Signature

    Composer: Avishai Cohen

    • Dunede.
    • Blue Note 6241 5729.

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