02 giugno 2015

Si riascolta ancora per qualche giorno dal sito web della BBC la puntata di lunedì scorso del programma radiofonico Jazz on 3, dedicata a una delle maggiori e più articolate composizioni degli ultimi anni di Keith Tippett, The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon. La sessione è stata registrata dal vivo negli studi londinesi Livingston il 19 aprile 2015, con la partecipazione dell'ottetto: Tippett, Fulvio Sigurtà, Sam Mayne, James Gardiner-Bateman, Richard Foote, Rob Harvey, Tom McCredie e Peter Fairclough. C'è anche Julie Tippetts, ospite nel segmento The Dance Of Her Returning, del cui testo è autrice.

Over the past 40 years Keith Tippett has forged a path as one of the most important figures of the European scene. In the early 70s his big band Centipede did much to fuse the worlds of rock and jazz (as did his work with prog group King Crimson), whilst his time with exiled South African musicians Harry Miller and Louis Moholo permanently changed the sound of British free music. Today Tippett's presence as a composer and pianist continues to resonate. Here in a special session for Jazz on 3 he performs The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon - his latest suite, inspired by his own Irish heritage.
Joining him in the studio are musicians from a younger generation, including Fulvio Sigurtà on trumpet and flugel horn, Sam Mayne and James Gardiner-Bateman on reeds, Richard Foote and Rob Harvey on trombones and bassist Tom McCredie, whilst Tippett's longstanding comrade Peter Fairclough completes the line-up on drums and percussion.