Kevin LeGendre presents British saxophonist Tom Challenger and his Brass Mask octet performing music from their new album.
Kevin Le Gendre presents British reeds player Tom Challenger and his Brass Mask octet performing music from their new album. With a line-up of 3 woodwind, 4 brass and percussion, they're tailor-made for the bluesy New Orleans street-band sound that filters through the music. But the avant-garde ensemble writing of Henry Threadgill is also an acknowledged influence on the group, reflected in the pinpoint ensemble writing, some abstracted grooves and plenty of surprising harmonic twists and turns.
Presenter: Kevin Le Gendre
Producers: Peggy Sutton and Chris Elcombe.
BBC Introducing Track
Tom Challenger joins Kevin Le Gendre in the studio
Brass Mask recorded at The Vortex, London on 26 September 2013
Kevin Le Gendre catches up with Rebirth Brass Band leader Philip Frazier
Trish Clowes Quartet recorded at The Vortex, London on 26 September 2013
Brass Mask during their recording session for Spy Boy
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