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Adventures in Sound at the 2013 London Jazz Festival

Jez Nelson presents highlights from Adventures in Sound, an afternoon of free improvisation at the 2013 London Jazz Festival.

Jez Nelson presents highlights from Adventures In Sound, an afternoon of improvisation at the 2013 London Jazz Festival curated by Jazz on 3.

Featured sets include the bass-led Luc Ex Trio, where heavily improvised pieces build through the saxophone dialogues of Ab Baars and Ingrid Laubrock, while Ex's acoustic bass guitar growls and prompts emerging themes. British guitarist Anton Hunter and his trio touch on a very different landscape, with a beautiful set of slow-burning melodicism. The spirit of Adventures of Sound - mixing up the bands into spontaneous ensembles - comes to the fore in a group featuring American drummer Jeff Williams and electronics whiz Leafcutter John, alongside Ex and Laubrock.

Also on the programme we celebrate the 70th birthday of composer and bandleader Henry Threadgill, getting the inside track on the man and his music from some of his closest colleagues over the years.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Chris Elcombe.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Andreas Schaerer in performance at Adventures in Sound at Cafe Oto, London on 16 November 2013

    • Line up: Andreas Schaerer (vocals)

    • Andreas Schaerer

      Sandwich with Language

      Composer: Andreas Schaerer

  • Ad hoc ensemble in performance at Adventures in Sound at Cafe Oto, London on 16 November 2013

    • Line up: Mola Sylla (vocals, percussion); Ab Baars (flute); Sam Lasserson (double bass)

    • Mola Sylla, Ab Baars & Sam Lasserson

      Japan Meets Africa Meets Britain

      The music is entirely improvised

  • Luc Ex Trio in performance at Adventures in Sound at Cafe Oto, London on 16 November 2013

    • Line up: Luc Ex (acoustic bass); Ab Baars (sax); Ingrid Laubrock (sax)

    • Luc Ex Trio

      The Road

      Composer: Luc Ex

    • Luc Ex Trio

      Inevitable Lies

      Composer: Luc Ex

    • Luc Ex Trio

      Lost Sol

      Composer: Luc Ex

    • Luc Ex Trio

      Unexpected Death of the Fortune Teller

      Composer: Luc Ex

  • Celebrating Henry Threadgill's 70th birthday

    • Alexander Hawkins profiles Henry Threadgill

    • Henry Threadgill

      Celebration

      Composer: Henry Threadgill

      • X-75 Volume 1.
      • Arista Novus.
    • Henry Threadgill

      Fe Fi Fo Fum

      Composer: Henry Threadgill

      • X-75 Volume 1.
      • Arista Novus.
    • Henry Threadgill's Very Very Circus

      Paper Toilet

      Composer: Henry Threadgill

      • Too Much Sugar For A Dime.
      • Axiom.
    • The inside track on Henry Threadgill

      With drummer Pheeroan akLaff, composer George Lewis and guitarist Liberty Ellman - plus archive interview clips with Henry Threadgill

    • Henry Threadgill

      Bermuda Blues

      Composer: Henry Threadgill

      • The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Theadgill & Air(Disc IV: X-75 Volume 2).
      • Mosaic Records.
    • Henry Threadgill

      Theme from Thomas Cole

      Composer: Henry Threadgill

      • The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Theadgill & Air(Disc IV: X-75 Volume 2).
      • Mosaic Records.
    • Henry Threadgill's Zooid

      It Never Moved

      Composer: Henry Threadgill

      • This brings us to volume II.
      • Pi Recordings.
    • Henry Threadgill's Zooid

      Ambient Pressure Thereby

      Composer: Henry Threadgill

      • Tomorrow Sunny / The Revelry, Spp.
      • Pi Recordings.
  • Jez Nelson recommends a piece by Henry Threadgill

    • Henry Threadgill Sextett

      Good Times

      Composer: Henry Threadgill

      • You Know The Number.
      • RCA Novus.
  • Anton Hunter Trio in performance at Adventures in Sound at Cafe Oto, London on 16 November 2013

    • Line up: Anton Hunter (guitar); James Adolpho (double bass); Johnny Hunter (drums)

    • Anton Hunter Trio

      Tramp the Dirt Down

      Composer: Elvis Costello

    • Anton Hunter Trio

      Tyven

      Composer: Anton Hunter

  • Ad hoc ensemble in performance at Adventures in Sound at Cafe Oto, London on 16 November 2013

    • Line up: Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax); Luc Ex (acoustic bass); Leafcutter John (electronics); Jeff Williams (drums)

    • Ingrid Laubrock, Luc Ex, Leafcutter John & Jeff Williams

      Sunshine

      The music is entirely improvised

Andreas Schaerer

Andreas Schaerer

Mola Sylla

Mola Sylla

Anton Hunter

Anton Hunter
Photo by Mark Whitaker © 2013 - All Rights Reserved

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