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Interview

Jamie Krents: Hardcore Jazz Fan And New President Of Impulse!

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For jazz lovers in general, and Impulse! devotees in particular, the future just got brighter, more orange and more black. Jamie Krents, a longtime Impulse! aficionado, has been appointed the label's president. In his previous role as executive vice president, Krents played a determining role in recent signings such as The Comet Is Coming (pictured), The Ancestors and Sons Of Kemet. Credentials do not come any stronger. In his first interview since taking up his new position ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Shabaka Hutchings, Warne Marsh, Deanna Witkowski and More

Read "Shabaka Hutchings, Warne Marsh, Deanna Witkowski and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This is an extremely varied selection of music ranging from spiritual blasts by Shabaka Hutchings and Franklin Kiermyer to sax mastery by Warne Marsh and Tony Malaby and torchy vocals from Dinah Washington and Helen Merrill. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Tony Malaby's Sabino “Corinthian Leather" from The Cave of Winds (Pyroclastic) 00:57 Tony Williams “Tomorrow Afternoon" from ...

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Album Review

Shabaka: Afrikan Culture

Read "Afrikan Culture" reviewed by Chris May


It would be easy to mislay one's critical faculties when it comes to Shabaka Hutchings. The tenor saxophonist and clarinetist has since 2015 so invigorated the British jazz scene and, more recently, the international one, while eloquently articulating the potential of Afrikan cosmological thinking to realign the disorders of the modern industrial world, that the gravitational pull is powerful. Hutchings is the centrifugal force in three high-voltage bands: Sons of Kemet, The Comet Is Coming and the ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Tomorrow’s Warriors: the Sound of London, Part 2

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In the last hour, we explored the new London scene anchored by a broadly diverse set of players who share encouragement by the innovative educational group Tomorrow's Warriors. We featured music by Nubya Garcia, one of three tenor stars who are breaking out of the scene and in this hour we'll turn our attention to the other two, 37-year-old Shabaka Hutchings and 34-year-old Binker Golding—players, mentors, teachers and charismatic advocates for improvisational music.Playlist Host Intro 0:00 Zara McFarlane ...

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Interview

Shabaka Hutchings: Black to the Future

Read "Shabaka Hutchings: Black to the Future" reviewed by Chris May


Though he is far too modest to make any such claim himself, most observers agree that saxophonist and clarinetist Shabaka Hutchings is the standard-bearer for the new wave of jazz musicians who have emerged in London since around 2015. Hutchings is a few years older than most of the cohort. He made his debut recording in 2007 while still a student at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, on keyboard player Funsho Ogundipe's The Afrobeat Chronicles Vol. 2 (Flying ...

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Album Review

Sons of Kemet: Black To The Future

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Sons Of Kemet is led by tenor saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Shabaka Hutchings who, though he is far too modest to make any such claim himself, is the de facto standard-bearer for the new wave of musicians who have emerged on the London jazz scene since around 2015. The band is one of three Hutchings either leads or co-leads which are signed to Impulse!. The other two are the cosmic-fusion trio The Comet Is Coming and Shabaka & The Ancestors, ...

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Radio & Podcasts

A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 8

Read "A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 8" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The immuno-booster series is back. After all and, sadly, the pandemic is everything but over so our need for soothing and uplifting music is greater than ever. As usual, we've asked a number of prominent jazz musicians to share with our readers the music they rely for encouragement. For this instalment the selectors were Uri Caine, Paolo Fresu, Shabaka Hutchings, Phillip Johnston, Andrea Keller, Marie Krüttli, Hermon Mehari, Myra Melford, Matthieu Michel, Vanessa Perica, Sélène Saint-Aimé and Matt ...


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