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Soweto Kinch presents the piano duo of Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Chucho Valdez in concert at the Barbican at the 2017 London Jazz Festival. Plus fellow Cuban pianist David Virwlles talks about his new album Gnosis. And Al Ryan presents the latest tracks from BBC Introducing.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

    Joan

  • Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

    Mambo Influenciado

  • Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

    Republico

  • Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

    Gitanerias

  • Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

    Caravan

  • David Virelles

    Tierra

    • Gnosis.
    • ECM.
    • 6.
  • David Virelles

    Fititi Nongo

    • Gnosis.
    • 2.
  • David Virelles

    Nuna

    • Gnosis.
    • ECM.
  • David Virelles

    De Coral

    • Gnosis.
    • ECM.
    • 18.
  • Tetes de Pois

    3am

  • The Brass Funkeys

    Asiro

  • Soweto Kinch

    The Healing

    • The Legend of Mike Smith.
    • Soweto Kinch Recordings.
    • 39.

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       59"

 

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

 

CLIP: Mambo Influenciado - Chucho Valdés & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

CLIP: Fitití Ñongo - David Virelles 

 

Music recorded at the Barbican on 11th November 2017, as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

 

Joan (Gonzalo Rubalcaba) - 18:48

 

Mambo Influenciado (Chucho Valdes) - 7.08

 

Republico (Hermeto Pascoal) - 7.13

 

Gitanerias (Ernesto Lecuona) - 8.01

 

Caravan (Juan Tizol) - 9.55

 

Personnel: Chucho Valdés & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

 

Al Interviews David Virelles 

  

DISC

Title: Tierra

Artist: David Virelles  

Composer: David Virelles

Album: Gnosis

Label: ECM

Cat: 002718802

Track: 6

Dur: 00:49

Personnel: David Virelles, p; Nosotros Ensemble. 

 

DISC

Title: Fitití Ñongo 

Artist: David Virelles  

Composer: David Virelles

Album: Gnosis

Label: ECM

Cat: 002718802

Track: 2

Dur: 2:19

Personnel: David Virelles, p; Nosotros Ensemble.

 

DISC

Title: Nuná

Artist: David Virelles  

Composer: David Virelles

Album: Gnosis

Label: ECM

Cat: 002718802

Track: 10

Dur: 1:50

Personnel: David Virelles, p; Nosotros Ensemble.

 

DISC

Title: De Coral

Artist: David Virelles  

Composer: David Virelles

Album: Gnosis

Label: ECM

Cat: 002718802

Track: 18

Dur: 3:10

Personnel: David Virelles, p; Nosotros Ensemble.

 

 

BBC Introducing: 

Têtes de Pois - 3am 

Harry Fowler - Tenor/ vocals Jasmine Whalley - Alto/ bari saxes Ben Haskins - Guitar George MacDonald - Keys Owen Burns - Bass George Hall - Drums Josh Ketch - Percussion

 

The Brass Funkeys

Rob Smith - Trumpet Matt Letts - Trumpet Dave Robinson - Saxophone Vij Prakash - Trombone Tom Green - Trombone Rob Slater / John Caddick - Sousaphone Scott Jowett / Harpal Mudhar - Drums Chris Brice - Percussion

Broadcast

Meet the presenters

Meet the presenters

Soweto Kinch, Emma Smith and Al Ryan.