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Spontaneous Soul

Soul-soaked jazz and free-falling dissonance with moreish momentum. Plus a wordless chorus from the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project that evokes spiritual hymnals.

A magic meeting creates soul soaked jazz and free falling dissonance with moreish momentum. Recorded at Cafe Oto in 2019, the longstanding British project Black Top founded by keyboardist Pat Thomas and multi-instrumentalist Orphy Robinson joined up with a dream team rhythm section of bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake and special guest vocalist Elaine Mitchener for a blazing two-night residency. The resulting music draws on a wide range of influences from calypso and Caribbean musics to dub electronics and phonetic vocal experiments.

Elsewhere in the show, a wordless chorus from the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, directed by Renee Baker, evokes spiritual hymnals.

Produced by Gabriel Francis
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3

1 hour

Last on

Sun 7 Mar 2021 00:00

Music Played

  • Zoroxxe


    • Nefelomancia.
    • También.
  • Renee Baker's Chicago Modern Orchestra Project

    Three Worms

    • Empty Vessel.
  • Binker Golding, John Edwards & Steve Noble

    For S.K. (Stage H Edit)

    • Moon Day.
    • Byrd Out.
  • Laura Cannell & Kate Ellis

    Sun Drops Closer To Earth

    • February Sounds.
    • Brawl Records.
  • Southeast of Rain

    Day 33 Improvising at the Gym (Live)

    • 42 Days.
  • Hamid Drake, William Parker, Orphy Robinson, Pat Thomas & Elaine Mitchener

    Put the Brakes On

    • Black Top Presents: Some Good News.
  • Tashi Wada & Silvia Tarozzi

    Visions of Half Sleep

    • Late Junction Collaboration Session.
  • Helen Svoboda


    • dormant, I lay..
  • Mr Freddy

    Qual e o segredo

    • Otupam Sessions.


  • Sun 7 Mar 2021 00:00