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London Jazz Festival 2014 Launch

From Ronnie Scott's, Jez Nelson hosts the opening of 2014's EFG London Jazz Festival. With Stanley Clarke, John Surman, Karin Krog and Louis Moholo-Moholo and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Jez Nelson hosts a special edition of Jazz on 3 live from Ronnie Scott's jazz club in Soho on the opening night of the 2014 EFG London Jazz Festival.

As ever the programme features exclusive performances from some of the most sought-after acts at the festival, celebrating the breadth and quality of the jazz scene today. The line-up includes virtuosic bassist Stanley Clarke with his new band, and one of the most important British jazz musicians of the last 40 years, reeds player John Surman, in a duet with vocalist Karin Krog. Also on the billing are South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo, in a quartet with leading British improvisers; and star singer-songwriter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, performing an intimate late-night set.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Chris Elcombe and Peggy Sutton.

2 hours

Last on

Fri 14 Nov 2014 23:00

Music Played

  • Stanley Clarke Quartet in concert at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London on 14 November 2014

    • Stanley Clarke Quartet

      Last Train to Sanity

      Composer: Stanley Clarke

    • Stanley Clarke Quartet

      No Mystery

      Composer: Chick Corea

    • Jez chats to Stanley Clarke on stage

    • Stanley Clarke Quartet

      School Days

      Composer: Stanley Clarke

  • The impact of The Blue Notes on the British scene

    • The Chris McGregor Group

      The Sounds Begin Again

      Composer: Chris McGregor

      • Very Urgent.
      • Fledg’ling.
    • Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath

      Tungis’ Song

      Composer: Tungi Oyelana

      • Live at Willisau.
      • Ogun.
    • The Blue Notes

      Kudala (Long Ago) / Funky Boots

      Composer:

      • Blue Notes in Concert.
      • Ogun.
    • Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath

      Restless

      Composer: Chris McGregor

      • Live at Willisau.
      • Ogun.
    • Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath

      Kongis’ Theme

      Composer: Chris McGregor

      • Live at Willisau.
      • Ogun.
    • Robert Wyatt

      Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road

      Composer: Robert Wyatt

      • Rock Bottom.
      • Domino.
    • Louis Moholo-Moholo Quartet

      Yes Baby, No Baby

      Composer: Louis Moholo-Moholo

      • 4 Blokes.
      • Ogun.
    • Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath

      The Serpent’s Kindly Eye

      Composer: Chris McGregor

      • Live at Willisau.
      • Ogun.
  • Louis Moholo-Moholo’s Dedication Quartet in concert at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London on 14 November 2014

    • Dedication Quartet

      For The Blue Notes

      Composer: Louis Moholo-Moholo

    • Dedication Quartet

      The Tag

      Composer: Jason Yarde

    • Dedication Quartet

      Woza

      Composer: Louis Moholo-Moholo

    • Dedication Quartet

      Desiccated

      Composer: Collective Improvisation

    • Dedication Quartet

      Ithi Gqi

      Composer: Johnny Dyani

  • Branford Marsalis Quartet in concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London on 14 November 2014

    • The Branford Marsalis Quartet

      Cheek to Cheek

      Composer: Irving Berlin

  • John Surman and Karin Krogg in concert at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London on 14 November 2014

    • John Surman & Karin Krog

      It Could Be Hip

      Composer: John Surman

    • John Surman & Karin Krog

      Afternoon In Paris / In A Sentimental Mood

      Composer: John Lewis / Duke Ellington

    • John Surman & Karin Krog

      SAS Blues

      John Surman / Karin Krog

  • The Bad Plus in concert at the Jazz Cafe, London in 2008

    • The Bad Plus

      Dirty Blonde

      Composer: Reid Anderson

  • Exclusive Track from Roller Trio

    • Roller Trio

      Reef Knot

      • Fracture.
      • Lamplight Social Records.
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater in concert at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London on 14 November 2014

    • Jez chats to Dee Dee Bridgewater on stage

    • Dee Dee Bridgewater

      Afro Blue

      Composer: Mongo Santamaria / Oscar Brown Jr (Arr: Theo Croker)

    • Dee Dee Bridgewater

      Save Your Love For Me

      Composer: Buddy Johnson (Arr: Theo Croker)

Line ups:

Stanley Clarke: 
Stanley Clarke (bass); Beka Gochiashvili (piano); Cameron Graves (keyboards); Michael Mitchell (drums)

Louis Moholo-Moholo's Dedication Quartet: 
Jason Yarde (saxophones); Steve Beresford (piano); John Edwards (double bass); Louis Moholo-Moholo (drums)

John Surman and Karin Krogg: 
John Surman (baritone saxophone, effects); Karin Krog (vocals)

Dee Dee Bridgewater: 
Dee Dee Bridgewater (vocals); Theo Croker (trumpet); Irwin Hall (saxophone and flute); Michael King (piano, Rhodes and keyboards); Eric Wheeler (double bass); Kassa Overall (drums)

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