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Nick Malcolm Quartet

Kevin LeGendre presents a concert given at the Vortex, London by trumpeter Nick Malcolm and his quartet. With Alexander Hawkins (piano), Ollie Brice (bass), Mark Whitlam (drums).

Trumpeter Nick Malcolm has emerged in the last couple of years as one to watch on the British scene. Here leading his quartet in concert at the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston, East London, his ambitious compositional and playing style comes to the fore in music that merges short, cell-like themes with loose improvisational structures. The quartet's soundworld incorporates echoes of Miles Davis hardbop and 20th-century chamber music, as well as more avant-garde leanings. Experienced free improvisers, pianist Alexander Hawkins and bassist Olie Brice take the music in unexpected directions, while drummer Mark Whitlam offers traces of the groove-music scene of Malcolm's native Bristol.

Also on the programme, journalist Stephen Graham explores a growing trend of bands that are stripping away harmonic complexity and putting melody and groove at the heart of their music.

Presenter: Kevin Le Gendre
Producer: Chris Elcombe.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Nick Malcolm Quartet in concert at the Vortex, London on 29 October 2013

    • Line up: Nick Malcolm (trumpet); Alexander Hawkins (piano); Olie Brice (bass); Mark Whitlam (drums)

    • Nick Malcolm Quartet

      Glimmers

      Composer: Nick Malcolm

    • Nick Malcolm Quartet

      There's Lead in their Pencils

      Composer: Nick Malcolm

    • Nick Malcolm Quartet

      Tie Your Laces

      Composer: Olie Brice

    • Nick Malcolm Quartet

      Grimes

      Composer: Nick Malcolm

  • Trumpeter Nick Malcolm on his influences

    • Miles Davis Quintet

      Walkin'

      Composer: Miles Davis

      • Highlights From The Plugged Nickel.
      • Columbia / Legacy.
    • Wadada Leo Smith

      Kulture of Jazz

      Composer: Wadada Leo Smith

      • Kulture Jazz.
      • ECM.
  • Nick Malcolm Quartet in concert at the Vortex, London on 29 October 2013

    • Nick Malcolm Quartet

      Call Off Christmas

      Composer: Nick Malcolm

    • Nick Malcolm Quartet

      Where, Beyond These Voices, There Is Peace

      Composer: Nick Malcolm

    • Nick Malcolm Quartet

      It's Alright, We're Going To The Zoo

      Composer: Nick Malcolm

  • Stephen Graham explores the New Melodic

    • Girls In Airports

      Kaikoura

      Composer: Martin Stender & Girls In Airports

      • Kaikoura.
      • Gateway Music.
    • Oddarrang

      Third Life

      Composer: Olavi Louhivuori

      • Cathedral.
      • Texacalli.
    • GoGo Penguin

      Hoponono

      Composer: Chris Illingworth / Nick Blacka / Rob Turner

      • V2.0.
      • Gondwana Records.
    • Phronesis

      Dr Black

      Composer: Anton Eger

      • Life To Everything.
      • Edition Records.
    • Phronesis

      Behind Bars

      Composer: Jasper Høiby

      • Life To Everything.
      • Edition Records.
    • Girls In Airports

      King's Birthday

      • Kaikoura.
      • Gateway Music.
    • Girls In Airports

      Broken Stones

      • Kaikoura.
      • Gateway Music.
    • Bremer/McCoy

      Ny Tid

      • Enhed.
      • Raske Plader / Believe Digital.
    • Esbjörn Svensson Trio

      Eighty-eight Days In My Veins

      Composer: Esbjörn Svensson / Dan Berglund / Magnus Öström

      • Viaticum.
      • Act.
    • Underworld

      Born Slippy .NUXX

      Composer: Rick Smith / Karl Hyde / Darren Emerson

      • Trainspotting OST.
      • Junior Boy's Own.
    • GoGo Penguin

      Garden Dog Barbecue

      Composer: Chris Illingworth / Nick Blacka / Rob Turner

      • V2.0.
      • Gondwana Records.
    • Dave Brubeck

      Take Five

      Composer: Paul Desmond

      • Take Five.
      • Columbia.
    • Phronesis

      Herne Hill

      Composer: Anton Eger

      • Life To Everything.
      • Edition Records.
  • Girls In Airports

    Kaikoura

    Composer: Martin Stender & Girls In Airports

    • Kaikoura.
    • Gateway Music.

Nick Malcolm

Nick Malcolm
Photo by Brian Angelina © 2013 - All Rights Reserved

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