Jazz on 3 - Keith Tippett at the London Jazz Festival

Jez Nelson presents a concert by pioneering British pianist Keith Tippett given on the opening night of the 2008 London Jazz Festival. This programme reflects the breadth and longevity of Tippett's career and includes highlights from the gig, which include a rare 'T 'n T' duet with Stan Tracy, a collaboration featuring the dynamic vocals of his long-term partner Julie Tippett and a performance with innovative string group the Elysian Quartet. Tippett has played a central role in the evolution of British jazz for the last 40 years, from his work in the late 1960s leading his 50-piece ensemble Centipede to the improvisation of his solo piano performances. Jazz on 3 17/11/08 Presenter: Jez Nelson Producer: Peggy Sutton SIGNATURE TUNE PLAYLIST Artist Russell Gunn (Russell Gunn – trumpet, Gregory Tardy & Bruce Williams – reeds, Andre Heyward – trombone, Chieli Minucci – guitar, James Hurt – keyboards, Rodney Jordan – bass, Woody Williams – drums, Khalil Kwame Bell – percussion, DJ Apollo - turntables) Track Title Seventy Four Miles Away Composer Joe Zawinul Album Title Ethnomusicology Volume 1 CD TRACKS: Artist Ben Allison and Man Size Safe Track Title Little Things Run The World Composer Ben Allison Album Title Little Things Run The World Label Palmetto www.benallison.com Artist David Sanchez Track Title Cultural Survival Composer David Sanchez Album Title Cultural Survival Label Concord www.davidsanchezmusic.com KEITH TIPPETT RECORDED WITH STAN TRACY AT THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE’S PURCELL ROOM ON THE OPENING NIGHT OF THE 2008 LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL LINE UP: Keith Tippett – Piano Stan Tracey – Piano This is freely improvised music for half an hour of music. www.myspace.com/keithtippett www.mindyourownmusic.co.uk/keith-tippett.htm www.stantracey.co.uk STEVE SHEPERD JOINS JEZ IN THE STUDIO TO DISCUSS THE RELATIONSHIP JAZZ HAS HAD WITH STRINGS OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH GILAD ATZMON AND KEITH TIPPETT MUSIC INCLUDED: Artist Charlie Parker Track Title Just Friends Composer Charlie Parker, John Klenner Album Title Bird With Strings Label Mercury Records Artist Gilad Atzmon Track Title What Is This Thing Called Love? Composer Cole Porter Album Title In Loving Memory of America Label (Pre-release) Artist Ben Webster Track Title Chelsea Bridge Composer Ben Webster Album Title Music For Loving: Ben Webster With Strings Label Verve Records Artist Ornette Coleman Track Title Naked Lunch Composer Ornette Coleman/ Howard Shore Album Title Naked Lunch Label Milan Records Artist Mark-Anthony Turnage Track Title Elegy For Andy Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage Album Title Blood on the Floor Label Argo KEITH TIPPETT RECORDED WITH THE ELYSIAN STRING QUARTET AT THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE’ PURCELL ROOM ON THE OPENING NIGHT OF THE LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL LINE UP: Keith Tippett – piano The Elysian String Quartet: JennyMay Logan – violin Emma Smith – violin Laura Moody – cello Vincent Cipprell – viola SET LIST: 1) Linuckia