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Terence Blanchard and Dave Holland

Jez Nelson previews the London Jazz Festival with live performances from trumpeter Terence Blanchard and bass player Dave Holland.

Jez Nelson looks ahead to the rest of this week's London Jazz Festival with live performances from two of the biggest names in jazz. Trumpeter Terence Blanchard is in London later this week with his E-Collective band and we've a performance by the same band recorded at last year's Tampere Festival in Finland. Meanwhile British bass player Dave Holland is performing a rare solo set in the festival - an excuse to dig out a classic gig from the Jazz on 3 archives by his super-tight, all-star quintet, from back in 2006.

Also on the programme we preview one of the more intriguing events at this year's festival - a performance of poet Langston Hughes' epic work Ask Your Mama, set to music by trumpeter Ron McCurdy and featuring Ice-T as narrator.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Chris Elcombe.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Terence Blanchard and the E-collective in concert at Tampere Festival, Finland in 2014

    • Terence Blanchard & The E-collective

      Bag

      Composer: Terence Blanchard

    • Terence Blanchard & The E-collective

      Tom & Jerry

      Composer: Terence Blanchard / Oscar Seaton

    • Terence Blanchard & The E-collective

      Footprints

      Composer: Wayne Shorter

  • Ron McCurdy and Bonnie Greer Join Jez on the Line to Discuss The Langston Hughes Project

    • The Langston Hughes Project

      Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz

      Composer: Ron McCurdy / Langston Hughes

  • Dave Holland Quintet in concert at the Barbican in 2006

    • Dave Holland Quintet

      Full Circle

      Composer: Robin Eubanks

    • Dave Holland Quintet

      Lucky Seven

      Composer: Dave Holland

  • David Virelles

    Aberinan y Aberisun

    Composer: David Virelles

    • Mboko.
    • ECM.

Terence Blanchard (copyright Henry Adebonojo)

Terence Blanchard (copyright Henry Adebonojo)

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