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Jazz in the Round at the 2013 London Jazz Festival

Jez Nelson with highlights from a special 2013 London Jazz Festival edition of the monthly Jazz in the Round event. With the Kenny Wheeler Quintet, Pigfoot and Carleen Anderson.

Highlights from a special London Jazz Festival edition of Jez Nelson's barrier-busting, monthly Jazz In The Round event.

Joining Jez at the Southbank Centre's Clore Ballroom are trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and his quintet. Now in his 84th year, Kenny is renowned not only for his instantly recognizable lyrical playing style, but also for his wide-ranging compositions across mainstream jazz, free improvisation and rock. This all-star quintet features John Taylor on piano, Stan Sulzmann on saxophone, Chris Laurence on bass and Martin France on drums.

Also on the billing is vocalist Carleen Anderson, goddaughter of the godfather of soul: James Brown. Best known for fronting acid-jazz bands The Young Disciples and Brand New Heavies, she has also made her mark with several distinctive solo projects; her song 'Mama Said' will have resonance for many.

Joining them to lend the afternoon their unique '21st century acid trad' flavour are new grouping Pigfoot. They mine their material from the deep roots of New Orleans jazz, blues and spirituals, transformed by the quick wit, imagination and diverse references of British trumpeter and bandleader Chris Batchelor, pianist Liam Noble, tuba player Oren Marshall and drummer Paul Clarvis.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Chris Batchelor in conversation

  • Pigfoot recorded at The Clore Ballroom at the Southbank Centre, London on 23 November 2013

    • Line up: Chris Batchelor (trumpet); Oren Marshall (tuba); Liam Noble (piano); Paul Clarvis (drums)

    • Pigfoot

      Muskrat Ramble

      Composer: Ray Gilbert / Edward Ory

    • Pigfoot

      Basin Street Blues

      Composer: Spencer Williams

    • Pigfoot

      12th Street Rag

      Composer: Euday Bowman / Andu Razaf

    • Pigfoot

      Jitterbug Waltz

      Composer: Fats Waller

    • Pigfoot

      St. Louis Blues

      Composer: William Handy

  • Carleen Anderson recorded at The Clore Ballroom at the Southbank Centre, London on 23 November 2013

    • Line up: Carleen Anderson (piano, vocals)

    • Carleen Anderson

      Before Me

      Composer: Carleen Anderson

    • Carleen Anderson

      As We Come To Be

      Composer: Carleen Anderson

  • Kenny Wheeler Quintet recorded at The Clore Ballroom at the Southbank Centre, London on 23 November 2013

    • Line up: Kenny Wheeler (flugelhorn); Stan Sulzmann (tenor saxophone); John Taylor (piano);

    • Chris Laurence (double bass); Jim Hart (drums)

    • Kenny Wheeler Quintet

      A Simple Tune

      Composer: Kenny Wheeler

    • Kenny Wheeler Quintet

      The Long Waiting

      Composer: Kenny Wheeler

    • Kenny Wheeler Quintet

      Old Time

      Composer: Kenny Wheeler

    • Kenny Wheeler Quintet

      A Pretty Lidl Waltz

      Composer: Kenny Wheeler

  • Claudia Quintet recorded at The Clore Ballroom at the Southbank Centre, London on 23 November 2013

    • Line up: Chris Speed (clarinet, tenor sax); Matt Moran (vibraphone); Red Wierenga (accordion);

    • Tom Cawley (piano); Drew Gress (bass); John Hollenbeck (drums)

    • Claudia Quintet

      Sphinx

      Composer: John Hollenbeck

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