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Live from the Edinburgh Festivals

Kevin LeGendre presents Jazz on 3's first show live from the 2014 Edinburgh Festivals, featuring performances from Trio HSK, Playtime Trio and Edimpro Quintet.

Jazz on 3 makes its first trip to the Edinburgh Festivals with a live broadcast from the BBC Potterrow site. Presented by Kevin Le Gendre, the show features three local bands as well as a very special festival guest.

Several of the leading lights on the Scottish scene join together in a new band. Playtime Trio features saxophonist Martin Kershaw, drummer Tom Bancroft and guitarist Graeme Stephen, who are also joined in this performance by trombonist Chris Greive. Trio HSK come as one of the most exciting young ensembles to have emerged in the last year, creating off-kilter grooves in an unusual line-up of piano, guitar and drums. The billing is completed by the avant-garde Edimpro collective, here in quintet form, freely improvising in a soundscape of reed instruments and electronics.

Kevin is also joined on stage by a big-name guest - a comedian who regularly performs at the Edinburgh Fringe and is something of a surprise jazz fan.

Presenter: Kevin Le Gendre
Producer: Chris Elcombe.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Trio HSK in concert at the BBC@Potterow venue, Edinburgh Festivals on 18 August 2014

    • Line up: Richard Harrold (piano); Graeme Stephen (guitar); Richard Kass (drums)

    • Trio HSK

      ESP

    • Trio HSK

      The Way You Look Tonight

    • Trio HSK

      Dux

  • Special guest Al Murray talks about the parallels between improvisation in comedy and jazz

  • Edimpro in concert at the BBC@Potterow venue, Edinburgh Festivals on 18 August 2014

    • Line up: Jack Weir (guitar); Michael Edwards (saxophone, electronics); Lauren Hayes (piano, synth, laptop);

    • Karin Schistek (piano, synth); Pete Furniss (bass clarinet, clarinet)

    • Edimpro

      Untitled Improvisation

  • Ken Hyder talks to Brian Morton about the influence of Scottish folk music

  • Playtime Trio and Chris Greive in concert at the BBC@Potterow venue, Edinburgh Festivals on 18 August 2014

    • Line up: Martin Kershaw (alto saxophone); Graeme Stephen (guitar); Chris Greive (trombone); Tom Bancroft (drums)

    • Playtime Trio & Chris Greive

      Steinag

    • Playtime Trio & Chris Greive

      Flower Child

    • Playtime Trio & Chris Greive

      Grrove

    • Playtime Trio & Chris Greive

      Irritant

Al Murray receives a drum lesson from Tom Bancroft backstage

Al Murray receives a drum lesson from Tom Bancroft backstage

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