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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.

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1 hour, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Calum Gourlay Quartet

    New Ears

    • Live in session for J to Z.
  • Pat Metheny

    Everything Explained

    • From This Place.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Lakecia Benjamin

    Going Home

  • Landline

    Flim Flam

    • Landline.
  • Rachelle Ferrell

    Inch Worm

    • First Instrument.
  • The Calum Gourlay Quartet

    Blue Fugate

    • Live in session for J to Z.
  • The Calum Gourlay Quartet


    • Live in session for J to Z.
  • Nikki Yeoh

    Dance Of the Two Small Bears

    • Solo Gemini.
  • Nikki Yeoh's Inspirations

    • Joanne Brackeen

      Egyptian Dune Dance

      • Special Identity.
    • Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo

      Ilza na Feijoada

      • Lagoa da Canoa Municipio de Arapiraca.
    • Weather Report

      Elegant People

      • THe Best of Weather Report.
      • Columbia/Legacy.
      • 8.
    • McCoy Tyner Quartet

      Inner Glimpse

      • 4x4.


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