Calum Gourlay Quartet in session
Scottish bassist Calum Gourlay and his quartet perform music from their new album, New Ears, and UK pianist Nikki Yeoh shares tracks that have inspired her work.
Kevin Le Gendre presents a session from Scottish bassist Calum Gourlay and his quartet who perform music from their latest release, New Ears. Gourlay’s music balances subtly and intensity, putting clever twists on conventional forms such as the blues, and drawing inspiration from eccentric jazz genius Thelonious Monk.
Now based in London, Gourlay is one of the capital’s most in-demand players. Here he’s joined by saxophonist Josephine Davies, trombonist Kieran McLeod and drummer David Ingamells.
Also in the programme Nikki Yeoh, a leading UK pianist who has worked with everyone from Courtney Pine to Neneh Cherry and The Roots, shares some of the music that inspires her. Her selections include an explosive track by piano great McCoy Tyner.
Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin’ Else.