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Shabaka Hutchings at the City of London Festival

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 03 October 2011

Jez Nelson presents saxophonist and BBC New Generation Artist Shabaka Hutchings at the City of London Festival. Hutchings is a key player across the UK jazz scene, appearing with artists as diverse as Polar Bear, big-band composer Django Bates and free-jazz exponent Evan Parker, as well as demonstrating the influence of Caribbean street music in his new band The Sons of Kemet. This concert reflects the variety of Hutchings' musical experiences, as he performs music by Ornette Coleman and Stravinsky as well as original material. He is joined in a one-off group by pianist Kit Downes, electronics artist Leafcutter John and two stalwarts of the British free-jazz scene - bass player John Edwards and Mark Sanders on drums.

Also on the programme, Steve Reich's 75th birthday is celebrated with an exploration of the influence of minimalism on jazz.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Studio guest: Kevin Le Gendre
Producers: Phil Smith & Russell Finch.

Music Played

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Preview of 2011 London Jazz Festival

    • Image for Henry Threadgill's Zooid

      Henry Threadgill's Zooid Extremely Sweet William

      This Brings Us To Vol. II, Pi

    • Image for Hermeto Pascoal Septet

      Hermeto Pascoal Septet Mesclando

      Recorded: for Jazz on 3 at the Jazz Café, London, in 2005

  • Steve Reich at 75: the impact of minimalism on jazz

    • Image for Brad Mehldau & Kevin Hays

      Brad Mehldau & Kevin Hays Excerpt from Music for 18 Musicians

      Modern Music, Nonesuch

    • Image for Steve Reich

      Steve Reich Variations For Winds, Strings and Keyboards

      Reich Variations / Adams Shaker Loops, Philips

    • Image for Steve Reich

      Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians – Section I

      Music for 18 Musicians, Nonesuch

    • Image for Cecil Taylor

      Cecil Taylor Cecil Taylor Unit

      One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye, Hatology

    • Image for Terry Riley

      Terry Riley In C

      Music Of Our Time, Edsel

    • Image for The Claudia Quintet

      The Claudia Quintet Flock

      What Is The Beautiful?, Cuneiform

    • Image for The Necks

      The Necks Rum Jungle

      Mindset, ReR Megacorp

    • Image for The Necks

      The Necks Daylights

      Mindset, ReR Megacorp

  • Shabaka Hutchings at the City of London Festival, recorded at St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate, on 14 July 2011

    • Lineup: Shabaka Hutchings (clarinet), Kit Downes (piano), Leafcutter John (laptop), John Edwards (bass), Mark Sanders (drums)

    • Image for Shabaka Hutchings Ensemble

      Shabaka Hutchings Ensemble Spangle

      Composer: Shabaka Hutchings

    • Image for Shabaka Hutchings

      Shabaka Hutchings 3 Pieces for Solo Clarinet

      Composer: Igor Stravinsky

    • Image for Shabaka Hutchings Ensemble

      Shabaka Hutchings Ensemble Dusk

      Composer: Shabaka Hutchings

    • Image for Shabaka Hutchings Ensemble

      Shabaka Hutchings Ensemble I Loves You Porgy

      Composer: George Gershwin

    • Image for Shabaka Hutchings and Kit Downes

      Shabaka Hutchings and Kit Downes Mob Job

      Composer: Ornette Coleman


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