Advertisement
Advertisement

Radio 3 has its say on jazz as struggle

Featuring Byron Wallen and Terri Lyne Carrington, plus Cassie Kinoshi in 'a collection of tracks to lift the spirits of black communities around the world'

Reflecting recent events, BBC Radio 3’s Saturday afternoon jazz programme, J to Z, devotes its 20 June broadcast to jazz as a protest against racial injustice.

Regular presenter Julian Joseph fronts an episode of the programme dedicated to victims of racism and all those campaigning for racial equality around the world.

- Advertisement -

Through the programme, titled Jazz for the Struggle, Julian plays a range of pieces occasioned by racism and hears from the musicians who wrote them, among them drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, flautist Nicole Mitchell and trumpeter Byron Wallen, the latter performing his piece Closed Circle, dedicated to Stephen Lawrence.

As part of an exclusive home session for J to Z, harpist Brandee Younger and bassist Dezron Douglas perform a powerful tribute to the victims of police killings.

In the last half hour of the programme British saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, leader of the Mercury-nominated Seed Ensemble, shares a collection of tracks intended to lift the spirits of black communities around the world.

The programme will be available on BBC Sounds after broadcast and more detail is here.

Latest features

Advertisement

More from this author

Advertisement

Jazz Journal articles by month

Advertisement

Peter Hand Big Band: Hand Painted Dream

Following on from their 2014 release Out Of Hand showcasing saxophonist Houston Person, the Peter Hand Big Band are back with yet another mesmerising...
Advertisement

Obituary: Urbie Green

Urbie Green, the “trombonist’s trombonist”, was born in Mobile, Alabama, 8 August 1926. He studied piano and began on trombone at the age of...
Advertisement

Mabel Mercer: just sitting and singing

She took her intimate, magical style from Burton-on-Trent to New York via Paris and became a model for Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday
Advertisement

Jazz Images by William Claxton

Photographer William Claxton (1927 to 2008) was born in Pasadena, California. When he was only 12 years old he regularly took the bus to...
Advertisement

Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool – the film

Fans of Miles Davis may remember some grainy old footage of the trumpeter shadowboxing in a gym sometime during the mid-1960s. It’s a clip...
Advertisement

JJ 01/61: Thelonious Monk – At Town Hall

After listening to the Ornette Cole­man disc reviewed above this sounds like a slice of traditionalism! But Monk can get far out, too, and...