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Soweto Kinch marks Radio 3's 70th birthday with archive concerts: Ian Carr's Nucleus, Stan Tracey, John Surman, Elton Dean and Betty Carter. Plus Donny McCaslin in conversation.

Soweto Kinch celebrates Radio 3's 70th birthday with a dip into the archive of historic concerts broadcast on the station during that time, including music from from Ian Carr's Nucleus, Stan Tracey, John Surman, Elton Dean and Betty Carter. He also talks to Donny McCaslin about his new album and about working on David Bowie's final recording sessions.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Soweto Kinch

    The Healing

    • The Legend of Mike Smith.
    • Soweto Kinch Recordings.
    • 39.
  • STAN TRACEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA

    The Sixth Day

    • Live At The QEH.
    • Blue NOte.
    • 8.
  • Elton Dean's Ninesense

    Seven For Me

    • Live At The BBC.
    • Hux.
    • 6.
  • Keith Tippett Octet

    The Dance of the Wily Old Fox of the Ballyhoura Mountains

    • The Nine Dances of Patrick O'Gonagan.
    • Discus.
    • 9.
  • Michael Garrick

    The Heart Is A Lotus

    • Prelude to The Heart Is A Lotus.
    • Gearbox.
    • 1.
  • IAN CARR'S NUCLEUS

    For Miles And Miles

    • The Pretty Redhead.
    • Hux.
    • 6.
  • John Surman & John Taylor

    Abraham Arise

    • Proverbs and Songs.
    • ECM.
    • 9.
  • Betty Carter

    Sometimes I'm Happy

    • Feed The Fire.
    • Verve.
    • 3.
  • David Bowie

    Lazarus

    • Blackstar.
    • ISO Columbia.
  • Donny McCaslin

    Beyond Now

    • Beyond Now.
    • Motema Music.
    • 3.
  • Donny McCaslin

    FACEPLANT

    • Beyond Now.
    • Motema Music.
    • 6.
  • Donny McCaslin

    Warszawa

    • Beyond Now.
    • Motema Music.
    • 6.

Soweto and Donny McCaslin

Soweto and Donny McCaslin

Playlist

DISC

Artist              Soweto Kinch

Title                The Healing

Composer     Kinch

Album            The Legend of Mike Smith

Label              Soweto Kinch Recordings

Number        SKP003 CD 2 Track 39

Duration       1’00”

Performers: Soweto Kinch, as, rhodes, prog; Shabaka Hutchings, ts; Karl Rasheed-Abel, b; Graham Godfrey, d. . 2015

 

Stan Tracey’s Orchestra at the QEH in London, 30th November 1993

                       

DISC

Artist              Stan Tracey

Title                The Sixth Day

Composer     Tracey

Album            Live at the QEH

Label              Blue Note

Number        7243 8 31139 2 7 Track 8

Duration       EOM 8.06 [track dur 9.42)

Performers: Derek Watkins, Tony Fisher, Guy Barker, Henry Lowther, t; Pete Beachill, Malcolm Griffiths, Geoff Perkins, tb; Peter King, Jamie Talbot, Art Themen, Alan Skidmore, Dave Bishop, reeds; Stan Tracey, p; Dave Greenm b; Clark Tracey, d. 30 Nov 1993.

 

Elton Dean’s Ninesense live on BBC Radio 3, March 1978

 

DISC

Artist              Elton Dean’s Ninesense

Title                Seven For Me

Composer     Dean

Album            Live at the BBC

Label              Hux

Number        046 Track 6

Duration       10.35

Performers  Harry Beckett, trumpet; Marc Charig, cornet; Nick Evans and Radu Malfatti, trombones; Elton Dean, saxello; Alan Skidmore, tenor; Keith Tippett, p; Harry Miller, bass; Louis Moholo, drums. 17 March 1978.

 

DISC

Artist              Keith Tippett Octet

Title                The Dance of the Wily Old Fox of the Ballyhoura Mountains

Composer     Tippett

Album            The Nine Dances of Patrick O’Gonagan

Label              Discus

Number        56 Track 9

Duration       8.02

Performers  Fulvio Sigurta, t; Sam Mayne, James Gardiner Bateman, reeds; Kieran McLeod, Rob Harvey, tb; Keith Tippett, p; Tom McCredie, b; Peter Fairclough, d. 2016.

 

Michael Garrick’s The Heart Is A Lotus from Radio 3’s Jazz in Britain

 

DISC

Artist              Michael Garrick

Title                The Heart is a Lotus

Composer     Garrick

Album            Prelude to The Heart Is a Lotus

Label              Gearbox

Number        1517 Track 1

Duration       8.08

Performers: Michael Garrick hpscd; Ian Carr, t; Don Rendell, Jim Philip, fl; Coleridge Goode, b; Trevor Tompkins, d. 1968  46.40

 

For Miles and Miles: Nucleus in 1982 with Ian Carr

 

DISC

Artist              Nucleus

Title                For Miles and Miles

Composer     Carr

Album            The Pretty Redhead

Label              Hux

Number        038 Track 6

Duration       6.38

Performers: Ian Carr, t; Tim Whitehead, ts; Mark Wood, g; Joe Hubbard, b; John Marshall, d. 6 Oct 1982.

 

John Surman and John Taylor in Salisbury Cathedral in 1996 with Salisbury Festival Chorus directed by Howard Moody

 

DISC

Artist              John Surman

Title                Abraham Arise

Composer     Surman

Album            Proverbs and Songs

Label              ECM

Number        537 799-2 Track 9

Duration       5.24

Performers: John Surman, bars; John Taylor, org; Salisbury Festival Chorus dir Howard Moody, 1 June 1996.

 

Betty Carter in concert on BBC Radio 3, recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London on October 30th, 1993

 

DISC

Artist              Betty Carter

Title                Sometimes I’m Happy

Composer     Gray, Caesar, Youmans

Album            Feed The Fire

Label              Verve

Number        523-600-2 Track 3

Duration       3.33

Performers: Betty Carter, v; Geri Allen, p; Dave Holland, b; Jack DeJohnette, d. 1993.

 

Donny McCaslin

 

DISC

Artist              David Bowie

Title                Lazarus

Composer     David Bowie

Album            Blackstar

Label              ISO Columbia

Number        88875173862

Duration       2’03”

Performers: David Bowie, voc, gtr; Tim Lefebvre, bass; Mark Guiliana, Drums; Donny McCaslin, sax; Ben Monder, gtr; Jason Lindner, wurlizter organ, keyboards

 

DISC

Artist              Donny McCaslin

Title                Beyond Now

Composer     Donny McCaslin

Album            Beyond Now

Label              Motema Music

Number        234310        

Track              3

Performers Donny McCaslin, sax;  Tim Lefebvre, bass; Mark Guiliana, Drums; Jason Lindner, keyboards

 

DISC

Artist              Donny McCaslin

Title                FACEPLANT

Composer     Donny McCaslin

Album            Beyond Now

Label              Motema Music

Number        234310

Track              6

Performers Donny McCaslin, sax;  Tim Lefebvre, bass; Mark Guiliana, Drums; Jason Lindner, keyboards

 

DISC

Artist              Donny McCaslin

Title                Warszawa

Composer     David Bowie and Brian Eno

Album            Beyond Now

Label              Motema Music

Number        234310

Track              6

Performers Donny McCaslin, sax;  Tim Lefebvre, bass; Mark Guiliana, Drums; Jason Lindner, keyboards.

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Meet the presenters

Meet the presenters

Soweto Kinch, Emma Smith and Al Ryan.