Russell Porter with EMPIRICAL (music)

Boing Boing tv's UK-based music correspondent Russell Porter interviews the young experimental jazz band EMPIRICAL, from London. Today's episode includes an extended musical interlude, to ensure the mellowest possible Monday for all the peeps out there in BBtv-land. The band's "influences" roster says it the best:

Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Booker Little, Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Steve Coleman, Branford Marsalis, Ray Brown, Jimmy Garrison, Bob Hurst, Ron Carter, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Ben Riley, Thelonious Monk, Jason Moran, Wynton Kelly, Keith Jarrat, Herbie Hancock, Ali Farka Toure, Oumou Sangare and to many others to list.

Previous PORTER REPORT episodes on BBtv:

  • Russell Porter: Hot 8 Brass Band of New Orleans, pt. 1
  • Hot 8 Brass Band, pt. 2
  • Russell Porter: Transgressive and, pt. 2
  • Russell Porter roundtable: Transgressive Records,, pt. 1
  • Russell Porter with Alice Russell, pt. 2
  • Russell Porter with Alice Russell
  • Russell Porter and Cadence Weapon, pt. 1.
  • Russell Porter and Cadence Weapon, pt. 2.
  • Russell Porter with George Pringle
  • Russell Porter with The Young Knives pt 1
  • Russell Porter with The Young Knives pt 2

  • Russell Porter with The Futureheads

  • Russell Porter with The Guillotines

  • Russell Porter with Peggy Sue and the Pirates

  • Russell Porter with Dockers MC

  • Russell Porter with Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip
  • About Xeni Jardin

    Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email:
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    2 Responses to Russell Porter with EMPIRICAL (music)

    1. mattxb says:

      I managed to see Empirical at the Coventry Jazz Festival this May; they were the best thing in it.

    2. Xeni Jardin says:

      @Mattxb, very cool — I really love their work in this piece, and am downloading more as I type!!

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