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Hexagonal in session

UK sextet Hexagonal pay tribute to piano greats McCoy Tyner and Bheki Mseleku. Plus US bass guitar icon Marcus Miller shares more of his musical inspirations.

UK sextet Hexagonal perform music dedicated to legendary pianist/composers McCoy Tyner and Bheki Mseleku, live in the J to Z studio. The band have a personal connection to both greats. Saxophonist Jason Yarde worked with McCoy Tyner, while pianist John Donaldson and bassist Simon Thorpe toured with Mseleku, a key figure on the South African scene, towards the end of his life.

Also in the programme, the second part of an interview with bass guitar icon Marcus Miller who reflects on some of the tracks that have inspired him throughout his career, including music by Weather Report and Herbie Hancock. And presenter Kevin Le Gendre plays a mix of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin’ Else.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Hexagonal

    Joy

    • Live in session for J o Z.
    • Hexagonal Records.
    • 4.
  • Patchwork Jazz Orchestra

    Badger Cam

    • The Adventures of Mr Pottercakes.
    • Spark Label.
  • Connie Han

    Another Kind Of Right

    • Crime Zone .
    • Mack Avenue.
  • Pharoah Sander

    Africa

    • Africa.
    • Timeless.
  • Bheki Mseleku & Abbey Lincoln

    Through The Years

    • Timelessness .
    • Verve.
  • Hexagonal

    Ballad for the Saints

    • Live in session for J to Z.
  • Hexagonal

    Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit

    • Live in session for J to Z.
  • McCoy Tyner

    Passion Dance

    • The Real McCoy.
    • Milestone.
  • Miles Davis & Marcus Miller

    Jean Pierre

    • We Want Miles .
    • CBS.
  • Weather Report

    Havona

    • Heavy Weather.
    • Colombia.
  • Return to Forever

    Vulcan Worlds

    • Returns.
    • Eagle.
  • Herbie Hancock

    Butterfly

    • Thrust.
    • Colombia.
  • Hexagonal

    Angola

    • Live in session for J to Z.

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