Soweto Kinch presents the first edition of a new jazz programme, with a concert set given at Kings Place in London by British trio Malija. Plus Blinker and Moses in conversation.
The first edition of Radio 3's new regular jazz slot, Jazz Now presented by Soweto Kinch, features a concert set from Kings Place, London, by the new British trio Malija (Mark Lockheart, Liam Noble and Jasper Høiby) who are currently on tour in the UK. The band talk to Al Ryan about their formation and how their original compositions came about. Meanwhile Emma Smith meets saxophone and drums duo Binker and Moses, and follows up how their music has developed since they won last year's MOBO award for best jazz act. Soweto Kinch catches up with Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen on the road with his current trio featuring vocalist Simin Tander and drummer Jarle Vespestad, and digging back into the tradition, he also talks to producer Woody Shaw III about the newly discovered recordings of organ legend Larry Young, just released and featuring Woody's father, one of the most innovative trumpeters in jazz.