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EPISODE #280
SUN MORNING, 01 OCT 2017

Julie Kjær

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Curator: Sanjay Mistry
Writer: Sanjay Mistry
Illustrator: Camille Célestin

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This morning we welcome the infectious enthusiasm and unbridled energy of London-based multi-reed player, Julie Kjær.

She has toured internationally and recorded with Django Bates and StoRMChaser. She also plays with London Improvisers Orchestra and is a leader and side-woman of several other ensembles – including her latest trio, Julie Kjær 3, with bass player John Edwards and drummer Steve Noble. Their debut album ‘Dobbeltgænger’ was released in March last year on Lisbon’s Clean Feed Records.

Julie Kjær’s selection

Corey Mwamba - Futurism #2

Julie Kjær: Futuristic sounds from lovely Derby, UK, based vibraphone player Corey Mwamba. I love the metallic and mellow sound of the vibes and the changing sections with repetitive rhythms and patterns. Corey is an energetic and forward thinking musician, who works hard promoting music and involving the community around him.

Goat - New Games

Julie Kjær: I’m staying for a bit in the same minimalist atmosphere with the Japanese band Goat from Osaka. Again it’s the defined sections with repetitive patterns and the fact it’s all played on real musical instruments that I really like. Although it’s repetitive the music evolves. I was lucky recently to hear the band live and it was a big experience seeing how they interacted on stage - deeply concentrated and focussed in the music in a very Japanese strict way.

Trio Brasileiro & Anat Cohen - Anat’s Lament

Julie Kjær: And then for something completely different to soothe the melancholy part of me. My love for Brazilian music, including the Choro music, is big. The harmonies, melodies and rhythms and the whole energy of the music touches me deeply. Here a beautiful lament played by clarinettist Anat Cohen in a duo with guitar player Douglas Lora from the Trio Brasileiro & Anat Cohen album “Alegria Da Casa”.

MailTape’s selection

Julie Kjær — 3/1

Sanjay: An oldie but a goodie from 2009 with Julie Kjær performing alongside Kasper Bjerg, Thomas Sejthen and Søren Mehlsen as the Julie Kjær Kvartet. Less bold and provocative than the brilliant Dobbeltgænger released last year, this ranges from loosely expressive to melodically safe. Perfect for a Sunday morning.

Trish Clowes - Chorale

Sanjay: In collaboration with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Trish Clowes weaves smoothly around the strings with some intuitive interplay with fellow collaborator, Gwilym Simcock. A sensitively-balanced and dreamy tune for a Sunday morning with some nice orchestral arrangements reminiscent of Claus Ogerman.

Hear in Now — Last Night’s Vacation

Sanjay: Moving eloquently between composition and improvisation, Hear in Now are violinst Mazz Swift, cellist Tomeka Reid and bassist Silvia Bolognesi. A short and sharp burst of lyrical and soaring violin, amid a searching bass and an abstracted counterpoint of the cello.

Matana Roberts & Stefan Christoff — Duet for Abdelrazik

Sanjay: And we close this morning’s tape with a beautiful piece taken from a piano duets album to support the solidarity campaign for Abousfian Abdelrazik in Montréal.

That’s all for today. Thanks for listening and much gratitude and thanks to Julie Kjær for being our guest this morning, and to Camille Célestin for this episode’s beautiful illustration!

Sanjay Mistry.

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Curator: Sanjay Mistry
Writer: Sanjay Mistry
Illustrator: Camille Célestin

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