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Mark Kavuma in concert, Nate Smith

Live music from trumpeter Mark Kavuma, plus drummer Nate Smith shares his inspirations.

Kevin Le Gendre presents concert highlights from dynamic trumpeter Mark Kavuma, a master of hard bop and a key part of the UK jazz community. Recorded live on the J to Z Presents stage at the London Jazz Festival 2021 with his band The Banger Factory, Mark performs tracks from his soulful latest album ‘Arashi No Ato’, channelling the likes of Art Blakey and Lee Morgan.

Also in the programme, we hear from pioneering drummer Nate Smith. Celebrated for his innovative and eclectic style, Nate has worked with jazz greats including Pat Metheny, Dave Holland and John Patitucci. Here he shares some of his musical inspirations, including a spirited, genre-fusing track from one of Sting’s live albums, featuring Branford Marsalis and Kenny Kirkland.

Produced by Thomas Rees for Somethin’ Else

1 hour, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory

    Cedar Tree

    • Live from EFG London Jazz Festival 2021.
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant


    • Ghost Songs.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Melissa Aldana

    12 Stars

    • 12 Stars.
    • Blue Note.
  • Stan Tracey

    Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

    • The 1959 Sessions.
    • ReSteamed Records.
  • Joel Ross


    • The Parable of the Poet.
    • Blue Note.
  • Mark Kavuma

    Arashi No Ato

    • Live from EFG London Jazz Festival 2021.
  • David Binney

    Blue Sky

    • A Glimpse Of The Eternal.
    • Criss Cross Jazz.
  • Nate Smith & Regina Carter

    Collision (feat. Regina Carter)

    • Kinfolk 2: See the Birds.
    • Edition Records.
  • Art Blakey & Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

    In Case You Missed It

    • Album of the Year.
    • Timeless.
  • Quincy Jones

    The Quintessence

    • The Quintessence.
    • Impulse! Records.
  • Prince


    • Sign "O" the Times.
    • Paisley Park Records / Warner Bros..
  • Mary LaRose

    Warm Canto

    • Out Here.
    • Little (i) Music.


  • Sat 19 Feb 2022 17:00