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Schlippenbach Trio

Jez Nelson presents a concert given at the Purcell Room in London's Southbank Centre by Alex von Schlippenbach's trio during the 2013 London Jazz Festival.

Alex von Schlippenbach's trio performing at the Purcell Room during the 2013 London Jazz Festival.

To listen to the Schlippenbach Trio is to sit in on a musical conversation that's been going for over 40 years between three godfathers of European free improvisation: pianist Alex von Schlippenbach, saxophonist Evan Parker and drummer Paul Lovens. Their vocabulary is drawn from the full swathe of jazz and free music history, but the overall sound also reflects three performers whose individual style and personality is as strong as ever.

Also on the programme, we celebrate pioneering guitarist Marc Ribot's 60th birthday year. Alongside a performance from the Jazz on 3 archives with Evan Parker and Han Bennink, Ribot talks to fellow guitarist and Ribot fan Chris Sharkey. Their wide-ranging conversation covers great accidental guitar solos, learning to play the wrong way round and the studio secrets of Tom Waits, ending up with a bit of a jam.

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

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 27 Jan 2014 23:00

Music Played

  • Forthcoming Release

    • Polar Bear

      Lost in Death Part 2

      • In Each And Every One.
      • Leaf Label.
  • Hear and Now's Tom Service joins Jez in the studio

  • Alex von Schlippenbach Trio at the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre, London on 16 November 2013

    • Line up: Alex von Schlippenbach (piano); Evan Parker (tenor saxophone); Paul Lovens (drums)

    • Alex von Schlippenbach Trio

      Untitled I

      Composer: Alex von Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Paul Lovens

  • Marc Ribot, Evan Parker and Han Bennink at Meltdown Festival, London in 2009

    • Marc Ribot, Evan Parker & Han Bennink

      Plectra Spectra Electra

      Composer: Marc Ribot

    • Marc Ribot, Evan Parker & Han Bennink

      Line 2

      Composer: Evan Parker

  • Marc Ribot in conversation with Chris Sharkey

    • Ceramic Dog

      Bread and Roses

      Composer: Marc Ribot

      • Your Turn.
      • Northern Spy.
    • Ceramic Dog

      Take Five

      Composer: Paul Desmond

      • Your Turn.
      • Northern Spy.
    • Marc Ribot

      Spirits

      Composer: Albert Ayler

      • Spiritual Unity.
      • Pi Recordings.
    • Marc Ribot

      Haitian Suite – Petro

      Title: Frantz Casseus

      • Marc Ribot Plays Solo Works By Frantz Casseus.
      • Les Disques du Crépuscule.
    • Albert Ayler

      Bells, Pt III

      Composer: Albert Ayler

      • Bells.
      • ESP-Disk.
    • Tom Waits

      Let Me Get Up On It

      Composer: Tom Waits

      • Bone Machine.
      • Island.
    • Tom Waits

      Hoist That Rag

      Composer: Tom Waits

      • Real Gone.
      • Anti.
    • John Zorn

      Étude # 17 (feat. Marc Ribot)

      Composer: John Zorn

      • The Book of Heads.
      • Tzadik.
    • John Zorn

      Étude # 34 (feat. Marc Ribot)

      Composer: John Zorn

      • The Book of Heads.
      • Tzadik.
    • Marc Ribot & Chris Sharkey

      Untitled Improvisation

      • Recorded at the Jazz on 3 studios.

Marc Ribot & Chris Sharkey

Marc Ribot & Chris Sharkey

Alex von Schlippenbach Trio at the Purcell Room

Alex von Schlippenbach Trio at the Purcell Room
Illustration by Naiel Ibarolla © 2013 – All Rights Reserved

Alex von Schlippenbach Trio

Alex von Schlippenbach Trio
Photo by Caroline Forbes © 2009 – All Rights Reserved

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