Shabaka and the Sons of Kemet, Julian Siegel Quartet
Jez Nelson presents performances by two British saxophonists: Shabaka Hutchings and the Sons of Kemet in session, and the Julian Siegel Quartet.
Shabaka Hutchings is one of the most diverse musicians on the UK jazz scene, playing with artists such as 'post-jazz' group Polar Bear and the hip hop-influenced Soweto Kinch, as well as on the free-jazz circuit. Sons of Kemet has a street-music feel and an unusual line-up, including two drummers (Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford) and tuba player Oren Marshall. The group was newly formed when recording this session last year, and they have become one of the bands to watch in 2012.
Julian Siegel re-formed his quartet last year after almost a decade away. Siegel has gained international renown as co-founder of long-running jazz-rock quartet Partisans and through trio work with US musicians Greg Cohen and Joey Baron. His quartet blends post-bop fluency with a range of compositional influences including trance and West African grooves. In this performance they present material from their critically acclaimed album Urban Theme Park, with Liam Noble on piano, Oli Hayhurst on bass and Partisans drummer Gene Calderazzo.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Chris Elcombe.