London Jazz Festival Extra



Jez Nelson presents a performance by Oregon given last week during the London Jazz Festival.

This US group has appeared at concert halls around the world during the past three decades, but it is the first time in many years that guitarist Ralph Towner, reeds player Paul McCandless, bassist Glen Moore and percussionist Mark Walker have performed in London.

Oregon take influences from jazz, folk, classical music, the ethnic music of India and Brazil and more to produce a timeless sound of their own.

Plus music from British jazz pianist Julie Sassoon, whose style has echoes of the great Russian powerhouse composers such as Scriabin and Rachmaninov as well as an incredible sense of contemporary rhythmic pulse.