The Tapestry Orchestra is a 21 piece international, pan-generational jazz ensemble featuring an extraordinary heavyweight gathering of British and European improvisers - including Elton Dean, Julie Tippetts, Paul Rogers, Louis Moholo, Pino Minafra, Gianluigi Trovesi and a 'Three Tenors' section with Paul Dunmall, Simon Picard and Larry Stabbins.
This exhilarating 90 minute concert was recently released on CD and Jazz Up Late will feature all of the seven Threads that make up the complex and elaborate First Weaving, commissioned by the BBC in 1997.
Musicians featured on the seven Threads:
Duet: Lee Goodall (alto sax) and Simon Picard (ten sax)
Duet: Gethin Liddington (tpt) and Malcolm Griffiths (trom)
Solo: Maggie Nichols (voice)
Tenor Saxophone Trio: Paul Dunmall, Simon Picard and Larry Stabbins
Solo: Elton Dean (alto sax)
Sextet: Paul Dunmall (bagpipes), Larry Stabbins (sopr sax), Dave Amis (trom), Jim Dvorak (tpt), Oren Marshall (tuba) and Paul Rogers (dbl b)
Duet: Marc Charig (corn) and Paul Rutherford (trom)
Solo: Gianluigi Trovesi (alto sax
Solo: Julie Tippetts (voice)
Voice Trio: Julie Tippetts, Maggie Nichols and Vivien Ellis
Duet: Oren Marshall (tuba) and Vivien Ellis (voice)
Solo: Pino Minafra (tpt and megaphone)
Quartet: Malcolm Griffiths, Dave Amis, Paul Rutherford (trom) and Oren Marshall (tuba)
Quartet: Gethin Liddington, Pino Minafra, Jim Dvorak (tpt) and Marc Charig (corn)
(Summer repeat program, first broadcast 4/6/10)
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Keith Tippett (originally Keith Graham Tippetts, born 25 August 1947, in Bristol) is a British jazz pianist and composer. Tippett, the son of a local police officer, went to Greenway Boys Secondary Modern school in Southmead, Bristol. He formed his first jazz band called The KT7 whilst still at school and they performed numbers popular at the time by The Temperance Seven. In the late 1960s, he...
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