Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Paul Dunmall

Paul Dunmall’s Sun Ship Quartet plus Alan Skidmore

Soweto Kinch presents Paul Dunmall’s Sun Ship Quartet with special guest Alan Skidmore from the 2018 Herts Jazz Festival.

Al Ryan talks to film historian Helen Wheatley about the newly discovered broadcast of Duke Ellington’s First Sacred Concert, recorded in Coventry Cathedral in 1966, where the restored film will be shown again for the first time in 62 years on 29 December, including a number specially written for Coventry and only ever performed there this one time by the Ellington Orchestra.

And there's a chance to hear a panel discussion hosted by Soweto, looking at discrimination in jazz, with composer Issie Baratt, saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, Jazz Re:freshed's Justin McKenzie and NYJO's Nigel Tully.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

Add music you love and enjoy it with My Tracks
  • Soweto Kinch

    The Healing

    • The Legend of Mike Smith.
    • Soweto Kinch Recordings.
    • 39.
  • Duke Ellington & The Duke Ellington Orchestra

    Come Sunday

    • At Coventry 1966.
    • Storyville.
    • 2.
  • Sun Ship Quartet

    Amen

  • Sun Ship Quartet

    Attaining

  • Sun Ship Quartet

    Sun Ship

  • Sun Ship Quartet

    Ascent

  • Sun Ship Quartet

    Ascension

  • Duke Ellington

    New World A-Coming

    • At Coventry 1966.
    • Storyville.
    • 1.
  • Duke Ellington Orchestra & George Webb

    Come Easter

    • At Coventry 1966.
    • Storyville.
    • 4.
  • The Duke Ellington Orchestra

    Come Sunday

    • At Coventry 1966.
    • Storyville.
    • 2.
  • 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       1’25”

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

 

Clip:

DISC

Artist              Duke Ellington

Title                Come Sunday

Composer     Ellington

Album            At Coventry 1966

Label              Storyville

Number        1018448 Track 2

Duration       45”

Performers: Duke Ellington Orchestra

 

Paul Dunmall’s Sun Ship Quartet perform at Herts Jazz Club in Letchworth, with Alan Skidmore as part of a set celebrating the music of Coltrane’s 1965 Sun Ship album.

 

MUSIC:

AMEN (Coltrane)                                                                9.43

ATTAINING (Coltrane)                                                      12.09

SUN SHIP                                                                              11.21

ASCENT (Coltrane)                                                             10.00

ASCENSION  (Coltrane)                                                     8.05

 

Al Ryan caught up with TV historian Helen Wheatley at Warwick University to hear about a showing of Duke Ellington’s 1966 First Sacred Concert later this month in Coventry cathedral, where it was filmed 52 years ago and presumed lost…

 

DISC

Artist              Duke Ellington

Title                New World A-Coming

Composer     Ellington

Album            At Coventry 1966

Label              Storyville

Number        1018448 Track 1

Duration       2.07

Performers: Duke Ellington solo piano

                       

DISC

Artist              Duke Ellington

Title                come Easter

Composer     Ellington

Album            At Coventry 1966

Label              Storyville

Number        1018448 Track 4

Duration       3.37

Performers: Duke Ellington Orchestra, Cliff Adams Singers, George Webb.

 

DISC

Artist              Duke Ellington

Title                Come Sunday

Composer     Ellington

Album            At Coventry 1966

Label              Storyville

Number        1018448 Track 2

Duration       4.42

Performers: Duke Ellington Orchestra

 

Soweto Kinch is joined for a round table discussion on some aspects of today’s jazz scene – particularly questions relating to the kind of talent that gets you public attention, and also concerning the diversity of today’s UK jazz scene. His guests are Issie Barratt – one of Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour Power list – who’s a musician and composer who’s not only heavily involved in jazz education but leads the all-female band Interchange; another guest is alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi who has been part of the band Nerija and leads her own ensemble Seed. Alongside them are Nigel Tully, who’s been head of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra throughout the present decade and Justin McKenzie who is the creative director of Jazz Re:Freshed.

 

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       36”

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

 

Broadcast

Featured in...

Meet the presenters

Meet the presenters

Soweto Kinch, Emma Smith and Al Ryan.