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Paul Dunmall's Realisation Trio, Sonsale

Jez nelson introduces concerts given by British saxophonist Paul Dunmall and his Realisation trio, plus Anglo-French group Sonsale, featuring vibraphone player Corey Mwamba.

This week Jazz on 3 features concerts from British saxophonist Paul Dunmall and his Realisation Trio, plus Anglo-French group Sonsale.

From blues sideman to spiritual improviser, Paul Dunmall's career has covered vast and varied ground, and it's his love of both swing and free-music playing that comes to the fore in this performance. Captured during an evening celebrating his 60th birthday last year, his playing remains bold and uncompromising and is matched by two young Birmingham players, Nick Jurd on double bass and Jim Bashford on drums.

Improvising spirit from both sides of the Channel is brought together in Sonsale. The ethereal vibraphone of Corey Mwamba opens a dreamlike world where bandmates Andy Champion and Valentin Ceccaldi add earthy tones on bass and cello. Percussionist Sylvain Darrifourcq (who also featured on Jazz on 3 last year in another Anglo-French group, Barbacana) frames the improvisations with some brilliant atmospheric playing, from which fleeting themes emerge.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 24 Mar 2014 23:00

Music Played

  • New Release

    • Ambrose Akinmusire

      Memo (G.Learson)

      Composer: Ambrose Akinmusire

      • The Imagined Saviour Is Far Easier To Paint.
      • Blue Note.
  • Paul Dunmall's Realisation Trio in concert at MAC Arts, Birmingham on 26 October 2013

    • Line Up: Paul Dunmall (tenor saxophone, Northumbrian pipes); Nick Jurd (double bass); Jim Bashford (drums)

      Also featuring guest Bruce Coates (tenor saxophone) on 'Only Ahead'

    • Paul Dunmall's Realisation Trio

      Wise Eye

      Composer: Paul Dunmall

    • Paul Dunmall's Realisation Trio


      Composer: Paul Dunmall

    • Paul Dunmall's Realisation Trio


      Composer: Paul Dunmall

    • Paul Dunmall's Realisation Trio & Bruce Coates

      Only Ahead

      Composer: Paul Dunmall

  • Sonsale in concert at GIO Festival 2013 at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow on 30 November 2013

    • Line up: Corey Mwamba (vibraphone); Andy Champion (double bass); Valentin Ceccaldi (cello); Sylvain Darrifourcq (drums)

    • Sonsale

      Untitled Improvisation

      Composer: Corey Mwamba / Andy Champion / Valentin Ceccaldi / Sylvain Darrifourcq

Paul Dunmall

Paul Dunmall


  • Mon 24 Mar 2014 23:00

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