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Making more sense of Ninesense

Elton Dean
Page added Dec 5, 2012 Updated Dec 14, 2012

Gerry Koster presents a new release featuring the late Elton Dean and his ensemble 'Ninesense', taken from a live set in 1979. Read more...

After 33 years The 100 Club Concert 1979 delivers the first presentation of a complete concert performance from Elton Dean's ensemble of Brit-Jazz firebrands known as 'Ninesense'.

A key figure in British improvised music since the late 1960s until his death in 2006, the saxophonist and composer is best remembered for his roles in such groups as Soft Machine, the Keith Tippett Group, the Brotherhood of Breath and the London Jazz Composers Orchestra.

The first of two sets on this important historic release was featured in August and this week we'll take in the second set. Few recordings exist of Ninesense and this recording is a true find.

Also featured is another key figure on the British jazz scene - pianist Keith Tippett recorded in a solo concert during the JUST MUSIC concert series in Berlin in 1987.

Plus selections from the duo of Mike Nock and Laurenz Pike, the late Borah Bergman and the Orchestre National de Jazz from France - which is to perform in Australia in January.

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Dec 7, 2012. 10:30pm - Dec 8, 2012. 12:30am
Dec 10, 2012. 9:00pm - 11:00pm

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Elton Dean (28 October 1945 - 8 February 2006) was an English jazz musician who performed on alto saxophone, saxello (a variant of the soprano saxophone) and occasionally keyboards. Career: Dean was born Nottingham, England, moving to Tooting, London, soon after his birth. From 1966-67, Dean was a member of the band Bluesology, led by Long John Baldry. The band's pianist, Reginald Dwight,...

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