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Piano 'Relay' Concert

For the BBC's piano season, Jez Nelson presents a special performance featuring six of the UK's leading jazz and improvising pianists playing two pianos - occasionally all at once.

As part of 'Piano Season on the BBC', Jez Nelson presents a unique performance featuring six of the UK's leading jazz and improvising pianists playing two pianos - occasionally all at once. Matthew Bourne, Kit Downes, Alcyona Mick, Robert Mitchell, Liam Noble and Pat Thomas will begin the concert in duos, before coming together in an extended improvised relay, passing the music between them and sharing the stool in spontaneous, and at times random, combinations.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Chris Elcombe.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 22 Oct 2012 23:00

Music Played

  • The best under-appreciated pianist (listener suggestions)

    • Michele Rosewoman

      Vamp for Orchun

      • Quintessence.
      • Enja.
    • Georg Graewe

      Fantasiestücke VI

      • Fantasiestücke I-XIII.
      • Nuscope.
  • Piano Relay – Duos, recorded at Laban Theatre, London on 9 October 2012

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Kit Downes (L) with Matthew Bourne (R), Alcyona Mick (L) with Liam Noble (R), Robert Mitchell (L) with Pat Thomas (R)

    • Kit Downes & Matthew Bourne

      Untitled Improvisation

    • Alcyona Mick & Liam Noble

      Three Peas Piece

      Composer: Pete Saberton

    • Alcyona Mick & Liam Noble

      Moving Along

      Composer: Liam Noble

    • Robert Mitchell & Pat Thomas

      Untitled Improvisation

    • Robert Mitchell & Pat Thomas

      Untitled Improvisation

  • The best under-appreciated pianist (selected by Kit Downes)

    • Jan Johansson

      Vallåt Från Jämtland

      • Jazz På Svenska.
      • Heptagon Records.
    • Stan Getz

      Goldrush tk2

      • In Sweden 1958-60.
      • Dragon.
    • Jan Johansson

      Gånglek Från Älvdalen

      • Jazz På Svenska.
      • Heptagon Records.
  • Piano Relay – Twelve Hands, Two Pianos, recorded at Laban Theatre, London on 9 October 2012

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Matthew Bourne, Kit Downes, Alcyona Mick, Robert Mitchell, Liam Noble, Pat Thomas

    • Untitled

      Please refer to the image below for a table showing which musicians are playing at each point during the performance

    • Matthew Bourne, Kit Downes, Alcyona Mick, Robert Mitchell, Liam Noble, Pat Thomas

      Matthew Bourne, Kit Downes, Alcyona Mick, Robert Mitchell, Liam Noble, Pat Thomas - Untitl

Broadcast

  • Mon 22 Oct 2012 23:00

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