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“Definitely a Miles Davis record I could have done without,” says jazz critic John Fordham of Doo-Bop, the album that was released in 1993 after the trumpeter’s death and built in part from the pasting together of fragments he recorded during his last hours in a studio. Tonight on Jazz on 3 we explore the decisions and processes involved in producing posthumous albums, paying a visit to the archives of improvising guitarist Derek Bailey in a feature that explores how such releases can impact on a jazz musician’s artistic legacy.
Studio wizardry is certainly a key element in the music of tonight’s main act, Spin Marvel. Led by drummer Martin France and featuring the Miles-esque tone of Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer, the band’s exclusive Jazz on 3 session is the result of an exciting day’s recording - where tight improvised grooves met Terje Evensen’s live electronica - subsequently sequenced and sharpened in the post-production studio. Prepare yourselves for something of a sonic odyssey, as the kind of eerily discordant industrial sounds more at home in a techno basement than a jazz club blend with waves of glitches, cymbal washes and the swirling undercurrents of Tim Harries’ bass guitar.
Before embarking on that particular voyage, Marcus O’Dair – recently returned from the 12 Points Festival in Porto – recommends music from two bands he encountered at this showcase for new and emerging European acts.
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