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Nick Luscombe

Nick Luscombe previews BBC Music's involvement at Brighton festival The Great Escape 2017. Plus a celebration of cellist, singer, and producer Arthur Russell, who died in 1992.

Nick Luscombe previews BBC Music's involvement at The Great Escape 2017. Brighton's annual festival of new music is taking place this weekend across the city.

On May 20th Late Junction hosts its own showcase at the Paganini Ballroom, with a line-up featuring Tomaga, Hejira, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, and more. You can get in the mood tonight, and then hear the highlights from all performances on our programmes next week.

Also this evening we listen to more music from composer Lou Harrison, born 100 years ago this week, and we celebrate cellist, singer, and producer Arthur Russell, who died 25 years ago with very little of his work commercially available. His legend has since grown exponentially with reissues and archive releases, including the recent remastering of his Instrumentals [1975-1980] suite.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Arthur Russell

    Time Away

    • Love Is Overtaking Me.
    • Rough Trade.
  • The Scorpios

    Euoaideen (They're Coming Back)

    • The Scorpios.
    • Afro 7.
  • FĂ©licia Atkinson

    No Fear Only Anticipation

    • Hand In Hand.
    • Shelter Press.
  • Project Vainiolla

    It Flows

    • Animus.
    • Self-released.
  • Lou Harrison

    Cornish Lancaran

    Performer: William Trimble. Ensemble: Musicians of the Gamelan Si Betty.
    • Gamelan Music.
    • Musicmasters Classics.
  • Estonian Folk Orchestra

    Imemaa

    • Imemaa/Wonderland.
  • Ennanga Vision

    Otim's War

    • Ennanga Vision.
    • Soundway Records.
  • Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Aki Onda & kidkanevil

    Alone Again

    • Late Junction Collaboration Session, Thu 23 Apr 2015.
  • Ibibio Sound Machine

    The Talking Fish (Live at the Great Escape 2017 for BBC Music)

    • Recorded Live at Great Escape Festival 2017 for 6 Music Recommends.
  • Locks

    Wishbone

    • Rattle Them Bones!.
  • Cornelius

    If You're Here

    • Mellow Waves.
  • Arthur Russell

    Sketches For The Face Of Helen

    • Instrumentals.
    • Audika Records.
  • Kelly Lee Owens

    Arthur

    • Kelly Lee Owens.
    • Smalltown Supersound.
  • Christopher Tignor

    The Will And The Waiting

    • Along A Vanishing Plane.
    • Western Vinyl.
  • Sharon Van Etten

    The End Of The World

    • Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album.
    • Columbia.
  • Noname

    Bye Bye Baby

    • Telefone.

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