An exploration of the South African Jazz Songbook and Proms debut by Marius Neset are part of this year's BBC Proms

As part of this year's proms just announced The South African Jazz Songbook on 28 August is to feature Siyabonga Mthembu, ESKA, above, Soweto Kinch and Theon Cross and the Metropole Orkest. Later Norwegian saxophonist and composer Marius Neset will …

Published: 26 Apr 2022. Updated: 3 months.

As part of this year's proms just announced The South African Jazz Songbook on 28 August is to feature Siyabonga Mthembu, ESKA, above, Soweto Kinch and Theon Cross and the Metropole Orkest. Later Norwegian saxophonist and composer Marius Neset will also appear on 3 September making his Proms debut with the London Sinfonietta to perform new commission 'Geyser'. Neset also appears with pianist Ivo Neame, vibist Jim Hart, bassist Conor Chaplin and drummer Anton Eger. Also on and scheduled for 6 September classical violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for the Proms premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Violin Concerto.

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Will Glaser’s Climbing in Circles, 'Dead Fly Disco,' Limited Noise ****

Track of the day is the deftly funky 'Dead Fly Disco' from drummer composer Will Glaser’s highly varied Climbing in Circles pt. 4 to be released on Friday. Matthew Herd, on saxophones and piano and trumpeter/electronic artist Alex Bonney join …

Published: 25 Apr 2022. Updated: 3 months.

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Track of the day is the deftly funky 'Dead Fly Disco' from drummer composer Will Glaser’s highly varied Climbing in Circles pt. 4 to be released on Friday. Matthew Herd, on saxophones and piano and trumpeter/electronic artist Alex Bonney join Glaser on the recording.

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