Shabaka Hutchings and the BBC Concert Orchestra at the London Jazz Festival
From the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and the BBC Concert Orchestra perform a Radio 3 commission as part of the 2012 London Jazz Festival.
Live from the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
Presented by Kevin Le Gendre.
In this special one-off BBC Radio 3 commission, Shabaka Hutchings, saxophonist, composer, and BBC Radio 3 New Generation artist, joins forces with the BBC Concert Orchestra, at the London Jazz Festival.
Friedrich Gulda: Concerto for cello and wind orchestra
Dave Heath: Rhapsody
Shabaka Hutchings: Babylon (World premiere)
Sons of Kemet solo set
Sons of Kemet
Benjamin Hughes, cello
BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Shabaka Hutchings is fast becoming the name to look out for on the British jazz scene. With Soweto Kinch and Courtney Pine as mentors he has performed with Tomorrow's Warriors, The Jazz Warriors and Mercury-nominated Polar Bear.
In this one-off gig Shabaka takes his sound-world to another level with a brand new commission, Babylon. This world premiere features the BBC Concert Orchestra, beatboxer Jason Singh and sonic frontiersman Leafcutter John in an ambitious amalgamation of jazz, minimalist classical music and electronica.
Dave Heath's music is based on John Coltrane and Miles Davis. A controversial musical figure, Heath has created his own genre of music blending jazz, rock, electronic and Celtic sounds. His 'Rhapsody' was commissioned for the BBC Concert Orchestra's 50th anniversary.
Labelled an eccentric, Friedrich Gulda's music defies classification. Born out of the fearlessness and anarchy of the '80s music scene, his 'Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra' melds classical and jazz traditions to create something entirely new. Featuring Benjamin Hughes, cello.