An Ox on the Roof : the Kiev avante-garde
In the 40th episode of An Ox on the Roof compiler Thea Derks honours Ukrainian composers. You’ll hear among other pieces the First Piano Sonata by Volodymyr Zagortsev (1944-2010), who belonged to the so-called Kiev avant-garde. The group consisted of composers who in the 60’s studied at the Kiev Conservatorium and used the dodecaphonal and serial composition methods which were then in vogue in Western Europe. You’ll also hear a piece by Julia Gomelskaja (1964-2016), whose duo for accordeon and violin Behind the Shadow of Sound we played in episode 36. Gomelskaja was very successful both home and abroad and in 2002 composed an opera about the legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt. Listen An Ox on the Roof: The Kiev Avant-garde. Sunday 3rd July 2022 from 1700 to 1800
Rollins in Holland
Saturday 25th June, 14:00 – Concertzender Live. In May 1967 tenor sax Sonny Rollins made a short tour of Holland, playing in Utrecht, Arnhem, Loosdrecht and Hilversum. Ruud Jacobs is the bass, Han Bennink the drummer. No piano. Recordings were published in 2020 on a double cd, Rollins in Holland, accompanied by a 100 page book of essays, interviews and photos. A brilliant release which rapidly became a worldwide success .
Hard Bop Preacher : Horace Silver
Saturday 18th June, 17:00 – House of Hard Bop. New York, middle 50’s. Pianist/composer Horace Silver and drummer Art Blakey form a quintet: Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers. This group will play an important role in the development of hard bop, the style which combines bebop with elements of blues, gospel and R&B.
White man sings the Blues – Mose Allison
The Art of the Improvisers on Saturday 11 June 23:00 CET features the first part of a series about Mose Allison and is titled ‘Young Man Mose’. The music of singer-songwriter-pianist-trumpeter Mose Allison (1927-2016) is a unique mix of blues en bop. He inspired many blues and rock musicians and this has resulted in many cover versions of his compositions. Herman Brood recorded his own versions of a a number of songs by Allison. He also took the name of his band, Wild Romance, from the text of one of these songs: “I lost my mind in a wild romance”.
A meeting of three highly intelligent and highly sensitive musical minds
Saturday 28 May – 14:00 CET Concertzender Live. Trilogy 2 features recordings of concerts by the Chick Corea trio with Christian McBride on bass and Brian Blade on drums. These recordings were made in Europe, Canada and the US in the period 2010-2016. The double CD received a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album in 2021. The track All Blues also won the award for the Best Improvised Jazz Solo.