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Saturday February 15, 2020

From BBC Sounds

J to Z Michael Janisch Band in session
Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin’ Else.

“Kevin Le Gendre presents a session from bassist Michael Janisch and his quintet, who perform music from their latest release, Worlds Collide. Named one of the best albums of 2019 by Jazzwise magazine, it’s a work of contemporary fusion that features hard-hitting grooves and bold electronic textures. Janisch was born in Minnesota, but has become a key figure on the London jazz scene in recent years, both as a performer and as the founder of the record label Whirlwind Recordings, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Also in the programme, US saxophone giant Joe Lovano discusses his musical inspirations, in particular some of the drummers who have influenced the way he plays. He reflects on some thrilling interaction between John Coltrane and Elvin Jones and pays tribute to Ornette Coleman’s drummer Ed Blackwell.”

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