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Keith Tippett Octet in Session

Jez Nelson presents pianist and composer Keith Tippett performing his piece The Nine Dances of Patrick O'Gonogon in session with his octet, featuring guest vocalist Julie Tippetts.

British pianist and composer Keith Tippett performs his piece The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon in session with his octet, also featuring guest vocalist Julie Tippetts.

Over the past 40 years Keith Tippett has forged a path as one of the most important figures of the European scene. In the early 70s his big band Centipede did much to fuse the worlds of rock and jazz (as did his work with prog group King Crimson), whilst his time with exiled South African musicians Harry Miller and Louis Moholo permanently changed the sound of British free music. Today Tippett's presence as a composer and pianist continues to resonate. Here in a special session for Jazz on 3 he performs The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon - his latest suite, inspired by his own Irish heritage.

Joining him in the studio are musicians from a younger generation, including Fulvio Sigurta on trumpet and flugel horn, Sam Mayne and James Gardiner-Bateman on reeds, Richard Foote and Rob Harvey on trombones and bassist Tom McCredie, whilst Tippett's longstanding comrade Peter Fairclough completes the line-up on drums and percussion.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Chris Elcombe.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Introducing Track

    • Ashley Henry Trio

      Déjà Vu

      Composer: Ashley Henry

  • Keith Tippett Octet In Session At Livingston Studios, London on 19th April 2015

    • The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon

    • Keith Tippett Octet

      The Dance Of The Return Of The Swallows

      Composer: Keith Tippett

    • Keith Tippett Octet

      The Dance Of The Intangible Touching

      Composer: Keith Tippett

    • Keith Tippett Octet

      The Dance Of The Sheer Joy Of It All

      Composer: Keith Tippett

    • Keith Tippett Octet

      The Dance Of The Walk With The Sun On His Back

      Composer: Keith Tippett

    • Keith Tippett Octet

      The Dance Of The Day Of Observance

      Composer: Keith Tippett

    • Keith Tippett Octet

      The Dance Of The Longing

      Composer: Keith Tippett

  • Five Reasons Not To Be Scared Of Anthony Braxton

    • With Daniel Spicer, Taylor Ho Bynum, Mary Halvorson, Alexander Hawkins and Mike Walker

    • Anthony Braxton & Creative Jazz Orchestra

      Composition No. 175

      Composer: Anthony Braxton

      • Composition No. 175, Composition No. 126 Trillium-Dialogues M.
      • Leo Records.
    • Anthony Braxton

      Composition No. 343, Part 2

      Composer: Anthony Braxton

    • Anthony Braxton

      Composition No. 77b

      Composer: Anthony Braxton

      • Solo (Milano) 1979 Vol. 1.
      • Leo Records.
    • Anthony Braxton & Derek Bailey

      The Victoria And Albertville Suite Part II

      Composer: Anthony Braxton

      • Moment Précieux.
      • Victo.
    • Anthony Braxton

      Composition 40 (O)

      Composer: Anthony Braxton

      • The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton (#242).
      • Mosaic Records.
    • Anthony Braxton

      Composition 40 (O)

      Composer: Anthony Braxton

      • Quartet (London) 1985.
      • Leo Records.
    • Anthony Braxton

      Composition No. 353

      Composer: Anthony Braxton

      • No. 350, No. 351, No.352, No. 353, No. 354.
      • Firehouse Records.
    • Anthony Braxton

      Composition 77e

      Composer: Anthony Braxton

      • Solo (Milano) 1979 Vol. 2.
      • Golden Years.
  • Keith Tippett Octet In Session At Livingston Studios, London on 19th April 2015

    • Keith Tippett Octet

      The Dance Of The Bike Ride From Shinanagh Bridge With The Wind At His Back

      Composer: Keith Tippett

    • Keith Tippett Octet

      The Dance Of Her Returning

      Composer: Keith Tippett

    • Keith Tippett Octet

      The Dance Of The Wiley Old Fox Of The Ballyhoura Mountains

      Composer: Keith Tippett

    • Keith Tippett Octet & Julie Tippetts

      The Dance Of Her Returning

      Composer: Keith Tippett (Lyrics: Julie Tippetts)

    • Keith Tippett Octet

      The Last Rose Of Summer

      Composer: Trad (Arr. Keith Tippett)

Line up:

Keith Tippett (piano); Fulvio Sigurta (trumpet, flugel horn); Sam Mayne (alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute); James Gardiner-Bateman (alto saxophone, flute), Richard Foote (trombone); Rob Harvey (trombone); Tom McCredie (double bass); Peter Fairclough (drums, percussion)

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