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Tonight’s edition of Radio Three’s Jazz on Three consists mainly of music recorded at the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra’s weekend-long GIO Festival last month.

According to the Radio Three website,

Jez Nelson presents highlights from the 2011 GIO Festival in Glasgow. Run by the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra for the last four years, GIO Festival presents improvisation in a variety of sometimes unusual settings. Among the featured artists this year are avant-garde Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii, a pop-influenced quartet that includes festival director and saxophonist Raymond MacDonald and Bill Wells, and the GIO themselves, performing a newly commissioned work.

Full programme details. It will be available to listen to online for a week after the broadcast.

There’s a long but very interesting interview with Raymond Macdonald online at http://www.mefeedia.com/watch/32348459. (The podcast interview is in French but the interview itself is in English).

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