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Vinyl Special

Jez Nelson and Jon Newey select their favourite new releases on vinyl and pay tribute to pianist Paul Bley, who died in January.

Jez Nelson is joined by Jazzwise Magazine's Jon Newey for a vinyl special, including brand new LP releases from Matthew Bourne, Phronesis and GoGo Penguin. Also in the programme, The Bad Plus' Ethan Iverson pays tribute to Canadian pianist Paul Bley.

A jazz luminary and lifelong innovator, Bley cut his teeth playing with greats such as Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus, collaborated with Ornette Coleman in the early days of free jazz and became one of the most distinctive and influential voices on the avant-garde scene. He died last month at the age of 83.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • GoGo Penguin

    All Res

    • Man Made Object.
    • Blue Note.
  • Krokofant


    • Krokofant II.
    • Rune Grammofon.
  • Larry Young

    Luny Tune

    • Larry Young in Paris - The ORTF Recordings.
    • Resonance Records.
  • Matthew Bourne


    • Moog Memory.
    • Leaf Label.
  • Matthew Bourne

    Somewhere I Have Never Travelled

    • Moog Memory.
    • Leaf Label.
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk

    Three For The Festival

    • We Free Kings.
    • Mercury.
  • Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath


    • Brotherhood Of Breath.
    • Neon.
  • Fire! Trio

    She Owned His Voice

    • She Sleeps, She Sleeps.
    • Rune Grammofon.
  • Phronesis


    • Parallax.
    • Edition Records.
  • Ethan Iverson pays tribute to Paul Bley

    • Sonny Rollins

      All The Things You Are

      • Sonny Meets Hawk!.
      • RCA Victor.
    • Paul Bley

      When Will The Blues Leave

      • Footloose.
      • Savoy Records.
    • Paul Bley

      Ida Lupino

      • Ramblin' With Bley.
      • BYG Records.
    • Paul Bley

      Albert's Love Theme

      • Ramblin' With Bley.
      • BYG Records.
    • Paul Bley & Chet Baker

      You Go To My Head

      • Diane.
      • Steeplechase.


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