BBC Sessions, Vol. 1

The BBC Sessions, Vol. 1

by Gilles Peterson
     
 
Gilles Peterson had been the host of the BBC's Worldwide Show for roughly five years when this collection of live-in-the-studio recordings was released. During that period he had adopted a practice somewhat like that of the legendary John Peel, who had become famous in the 1980s for inviting cutting-edge pop, punk, and new wave bands

Overview

Gilles Peterson had been the host of the BBC's Worldwide Show for roughly five years when this collection of live-in-the-studio recordings was released. During that period he had adopted a practice somewhat like that of the legendary John Peel, who had become famous in the 1980s for inviting cutting-edge pop, punk, and new wave bands to come play live broadcasts in the Maida Vale studios; the resulting EPs and compilations subsequently became staples in the record collections of many Generation Xers. Peterson's take on the same approach yielded this generously packed, if quite uneven, two-disc collection of live tracks by the likes of the Roots, N.E.R.D., Roisin Murphy, and Amp Fiddler. The program leans heavily toward progressive hip-hop and nu-jazz, and the best of the performances are impressive indeed: Björk (OK, so it isn't all nu-jazz and hip-hop) delivers a brilliant beatbox-accompanied performance on "Who Is It," Matthew Herbert's "Audience" is excellent as well, and the Roots' rendition of "Melting Pot" is a masterpiece, a triumph of high-energy, organic live hip-hop. Unfortunately, the highlights are outnumbered by such pedestrian fare as Beck's enervated "Round the Bend," Steve Reid and Four Tet's abstract and self-indulgent "Knives and Forks," and Cody Chestnut's egregiously nasty and lyrically ridiculous "The Seed." But rip the best ones to your iPod and you'll be grooving along happily for at least an hour.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/2005
Label:
Ether Music
UPC:
0873200001722
catalogNumber:
7

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gilles Peterson   Primary Artist
Beck   Track Performer
Karols Edwards   Track Performer
Lain Gray   Track Performer
Lee Harris   Track Performer
Richard Harrison   Track Performer
Ben Holmes   Track Performer
Yvonne Lewis   Track Performer
Nitin Sawhney   Track Performer
Marsha Smith   Track Performer
Crispin Taylor   Track Performer
Leo Bubba Taylor   Track Performer
Adrian Utley   Track Performer
Paul Webb   Track Performer
Beth Gibbons   Track Performer
Limmie Snell   Track Performer
Graham Massey   Track Performer
Amp Fiddler   Track Performer
Rahzel   Track Performer
Neil Cowley   Track Performer
John Ostby   Track Performer
Chris Bowden   Alto Saxophone
Róisín Murphy   Track Performer
Oroh Angiama   Track Performer
Ed Stevens   Track Performer
Tony Burnside   Track Performer
Semay Wu   Track Performer
Pete Martin   Track Performer
Kieran Hebden   Track Performer
David Tench   Track Performer
Peven Everett   Track Performer
Zero 7   Track Performer
Ryan Harris   Track Performer
Jason Hazeley   Track Performer
Darren Wiles   Track Performer
Cody ChesnuTT   Track Performer
Rosie Lowdell   Track Performer
Dedi Madden   Track Performer
Russell Swift   Musical Direction
Christian Twigg   Track Performer
Barnaby Dickinson   Track Performer
Howard Jacobs   Track Performer
Mark Cooper Smith   Track Performer
Jazmine Sullivan   Track Performer
Heavy   Track Performer
Fat Freddy's Drop   Track Performer
Justin Lingard   Track Performer
Heidi Vogel   Track Performer
Osmond Wright   Track Performer
Clare Mactaggart   Track Performer
Heritage Orchestra   Track Performer
Allison Jones   Track Performer

Technical Credits

O.V. Wright   Composer
Björk   Composer
Umar Bin Hassan   Composer
Beck   Composer
Miti Adhikari   Engineer
Sarah Carter   Engineer
James Poyser   Composer
Nitin Sawhney   Composer
Paul Webb   Composer
Andy Rogers   Producer
Simon Askew   Engineer
Beth Gibbons   Composer
Ralph Jordan   Producer,Engineer
Jerry Lee Smith   Producer
Matthew Herbert   Composer
Tom Skinner   Composer
Mike Walter   Producer,Engineer
Rupert Flindt   Engineer
Nick Scripps   Engineer
Rodney Smith   Composer
Nick Fountain   Engineer
?uestlove   Composer
Pharrell Williams   Composer
PKA   Composer
Chris Bowden   Composer
Nicky Holloway   Engineer
Shawn Carter   Composer
Jimmy Web   Composer
Róisín Murphy   Composer
Kanye West   Composer
Chad Hugo   Composer
Casey Benjamin   Composer
Phil Parnell   Composer
George W. Thomas   Engineer
Benji Benstead   Producer
Peven Everett   Composer
Jamie Hart   Producer
Cody ChesnuTT   Composer
Dwele   Composer
Nicole Guiland   Composer
Bilal Oliver   Composer
Guy Worth   Engineer
Lonnie Lynn   Composer
Jazmine Sullivan   Composer
Kevin Rumble   Engineer
Gabriel Olegavich   Composer
Ed Ashcroft   Marketing
Paul Vials   Executive Producer
Lola Olafisoye   Composer
Tom Herbert   Composer
Dave Okumu   Composer

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