Shabaka Hutchings at the City of London Festival
Jez Nelson presents saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings at the City of London Festival in music by Ornette Coleman and Stravinsky as well as original material. Plus minimalism and jazz.
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.
Preview of 2011 London Jazz Festival
Steve Reich at 75: the impact of minimalism on jazz
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)