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On this episode, we look at the way some modern jazz artists have drawn influence from areas of music not often associated with the genre.
We'll hear Brooklyn trio Dawn of Midi whose recent work references 20th century minimalism and some of the tonality of John Cage. Also in the program will be ensembles associated with the Manchester (UK) scene that take their musical cues from contemporary electronic music, DJ culture and classic film score while still finding space to pay musical respect to the giants of modern jazz. An artist central to that scene is trumpet player Matthew Halsall and we'll hear a track from his latest album with the Gondwana Orchestra.
In delving into the archive we also explore Coltrane's last recording for the Atlantic label - specifically, an album influenced by the folk music of Spain, and perhaps also by Coltrane's great contemporary Miles Davis. Another feature on Jazz Up Late this week will be the newly re-mastered vinyl pressing of Indian/British guitarist Amancio D'Silva's psychedelic jazz record of 1972 - the hypnotic and eclectic 'Dream Sequence.'
All that and more this week on Jazz Up Late.
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Presented by Owen McKern filling in for Gerry Koster