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Verity Sharp with Seb Rochford and Matana Roberts

Verity Sharp with a special collaborative session featuring the husband-and-wife duo of drummer Seb Rochford and saxophonist Matana Roberts. Plus tracks by drone and Bert Jansch.

Verity Sharp celebrates the marriage of drummer Seb Rochford and saxophonist Matana Roberts with a very unusual Late Junction collaboration session.

Seb and Matana - each a leading experimental musician - had previously said they would not have any shared public projects. However, to mark their marriage in March, they have agreed to do a special one-off collaboration especially for Late Junction at BBC's Maida Vale studio.

Over the last 10 years drummer Seb Rochford has forged a new direction in UK jazz combining dub inspired rhythms and off-kilter grooves with his band Polar Bear and in a host of other notable collaborations. Working across the Atlantic, Matana Roberts' visceral saxophone and multimedia work is steeped in the history of American music. Her highly praised Coin Coin project celebrates strong female archetypes in the history of Southern America.

Plus the aptly named new band drøne combine short wave radio and modular synths and a track from Bert Jansch's 1985 LP 'From The Outside' which has been given a limited edition vinyl reissue.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Bookshop Band

    Curious and Curiouser

    • Curious and Curiouser.
    • 1.
  • Fred Thomas

    The Night Wind

    • The Beguilers.
    • 4.
  • Suokas

    Subsekvenser

    • The New Cycle.
    • Prah Recordings.
    • 6.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Pärt: 2 Sonatinen for piano, Op.1 / No.2 - 2. Largo

    Performer: Stephen De Pledge.
    • Arvo Pärt: Stabat Mater; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; Zwei Sonatinen for piano.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Pärt: 2 Sonatinen for piano, Op.1 / No.2 - 3. Allegro

    Performer: Stephen De Pledge.
    • Arvo Pärt: Stabat Mater; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; Zwei Sonatinen for piano.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • Puce Mary

    The Spiral

    • The Spiral.
    • Posh Isolation.
    • 1.
  • Amelia Cuni

    Raga Shankara: Shankara Alap, Shankara Sultal

    • Ocean Of Colours.
    • Navras Records.
    • 5/6.
  • Sebastian Rochford & Matana Roberts

    Aberdeen Chicago 1

  • Sebastian Rochford & Matana Roberts

    Aberdeen Chicago 5

  • Sebastian Rochford & Matana Roberts

    Aberdeen Chicago 4

  • Sebastian Rochford & Matana Roberts

    Aberdeen Chicago 7

  • Sebastian Rochford & Matana Roberts

    Aberdeen Chicago 6

  • Hobocombo

    Why Spend The Dark Night With You

    • Moondog's 99 Step Sequencer.
    • Stoned To Death.
    • 1.
  • Bert Jansch

    Blackbird In The Morning

    • From The Outside.
    • Aris.
    • 2.
  • Kevin Volans

    Standing Dance

    Performer: Bălănescu Quartet.
    • String Quartet No.2 'Hunting : Gathering' / String Quartet No.3 'The Songlines'.
    • Argo.
    • 6.
  • Tuxedomoon

    Tritone (Musica Diablo)

    • Half-Mute.
    • Ralph Records.
    • 4.
  • Norscq

    Tritone (Musica Diablo)

    • Give Me New Noise : Half Mute Reflected.
    • Crammed Discs.
    • 4.
  • Drøne

    Reversing Into The Future

    • Reversing Into The Future.
    • Pomperipossa Records.

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