BBC Radio 3 Freeness: Regenerated Classics

Corey Mwamba presents artists playing with traditional forms, plus, a lost live performance. Multi-instrumentalist Amina Claudine Myers breathes new life and meaning into an old spiritual through questioning vocals and her indomitable piano performance. 

The sprawling Go: Organic Orchestra – led by creative director and percussionist Adam Rudolph – joins forces with the Brooklyn Raga Massive to form a super collective experimenting with Indian classical music. And we time-travel back to the 1970s, a time of countercultural folk currents, via an exhilarating, previously unheard live performance from the iconic but short-lived band, Splinters. This previously unreleased recording was made with a line-up of eminent players included trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, alto saxophonist, Trevor Watts, Tubby Hayes, pianist Stan Tracey, bassist Jeff Clyne, and two drummers, Phil Seamen and John Stevens.

Produced by Tej Adeleye
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3

1 Artifacts – Soprano Song

2 Floorkin – 22​:​15 – Intro

3 Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson – Moonbow

4 Rodrigo Brandão & The Sun Ra Arkestra – Salute The Sun

5 Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret – The Beekeeper

6 Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive – Glare of the Tiger

7 Norman W Long – Sikan I

8 Amina Claudine Myers – Nobody Knows The Trouble I See

9 Splinters – Grass Roots: Phase 4

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