Tomorrow’s Warriors: The Sound of London, Part 1

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London has always been home to a thriving jazz scene. Several things distinguish that scene today—the gender and racial diversity of the players, their achievement at a young age and the wide range of musical influences from hip-hop, club sounds and the African and Caribbean diaspora. Much of this diversity has its roots in the innovative educational organization, Tomorrow's Warriors, whose work over the past thirty years has produced a crescendo of young artists coming of age today.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Nubya Garcia Sextet "Lost Kingdoms" from Nubya's 5ive (Jazz Re:freshed) 3:08
  • Nubya Garcia Quartet with Ms. Maurice "Before Us: In Demerara & Caura" from Source (Concord Jazz) 10:42
  • Host speaks 18:39
  • Yazz Ahmed Trio "Al Emadi" from La Saboteuse (Naim Jazz) 21:50
  • Nerija "Partner Girlfriend Lover" from Blume (Domino Recording) 28:01
  • Yazz Ahmed Septet "Jamil Jamal" from La Saboteuse (Naim Jazz) 33:13
  • Host speaks 41:21
  • Theon Cross Trio "Brockley" from We Out Here (Brownswood Recordings) 43:51
  • Yazz Ahmed Large Ensemble "Ruby Bridges" from Polyhymnia (Ropeadope) 47:24
  • Host Outro 57:04

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