Barry Guy New Orchestra
Jez Nelson presents a concert given at London's Cafe Oto by British bassist and composer Barry Guy with his twelve-piece New Orchestra.
British bassist and composer Barry Guy presents his twelve-piece New Orchestra in concert.
Known for his adventurous and demanding writing, Barry Guy's music is highly scored, yet unpredictable in nature - unusual instrumental techniques, sharp-turning textures and thunderous bursts can unhinge the music at any given moment. In controlled sections of improvisation, the composer exploits the talents of experienced free players within the band, including saxophonist Evan Parker and pianist Agusti Fernandez, whilst the Baroque violin of Maya Homburger adds a contemporary classical flavour to the performance.
Here in concert at London's Cafe Oto, the New Orchestra perform brand new material, including pieces featuring smaller groupings of players from within the ensemble.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Chris Elcombe.
Horace Silver Tribute
Music writer Daniel Spicer joins Jez in the studio
Barry Guy and Johannes Bauer in concert at Cafe Oto, London on 22 May 2014
Daniel Spicer in conversation with Barry Guy
Barry Guy and Maya Homburger in concert at Cafe Oto, London on 22 May 2014
Barry Guy explains his piece 'Radio Rondo'
Barry Guy New Orchestra in concert at Cafe Oto, London on 22 May 2014
Avant Big Band Tracks Selection by Daniel Spicer
Barry Guy New OrchestraPhoto by Manfred Rinderspacher
Barry Guy New OrchestraPhoto by Werner Krepper
'Rondo For Nine Birds' ScoreAs performed by Barry Guy and Maya Homburger
Daniel Spicer and Barry GuyIn the Jazz on 3 recording truck