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Billy Harper in concert

American tenor sax great Billy Harper recorded live at Church of Sound, with his London quintet and a full choir. In a rare interview, Billy also shares his musical inspirations.

American tenor sax great Billy Harper recorded live at Church of Sound in East London alongside his UK quintet, featuring pianist Robert Mitchell and young guns Moses Boyd (drums), Twm Dylan (bass) and Yelfris Valdés (trumpet), plus the Khoros Choir.

In a rare interview, Billy also shares his musical inspirations, shedding light on classic tracks by Charles Mingus, Miles Davis and John Coltrane, as well as his mentor and friend, the drummer Max Roach.

And presenter Kevin Le Gendre plays a selection of the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Hexagonal

    Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit

  • Daniel Herskedal

    Cut and Run

  • Billy Harper, Tym Dylan, Robert Mitchell, Moses Boyd & Yelfris Valdes

    Soran-Bushi, B.H.

  • Cindy Blackman

    A Banana For Ron

  • SEED Ensemble

    The Darkies

  • Jeff Ballard

    YEAH Pete!

  • Aruan Ortiz & Don Byron

    Music Callada

  • Gil Evans

    Las Vegas Tango

  • Charles Mingus

    Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

  • Max Roach

    It's Time

  • Clifford Brown

    Sandu

  • Miles Davis & John Coltrane

    Round Midnight

  • Billy Harper, Tym Dylan, Robert Mitchell, Yelfris Valdes, Moses Boyd & Khronos Choir

    Cry of Hunger

  • Gustav Mahler

    5 Ruckert-Lieder

    Performer: Yuka Beppu. Singer: Catriona Morison.

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