Support from the Abstract Hip Hop Orchestra: (8pm start) Jim Corry/Russ Henderson/Athol Ransome - saxes, Malc Strachan/JamesHamilton/Si Denis -trumpets, Rosie Nicol/Kevin Holbrough/Pete Johnson -trombones, Izzy Flynn -keys/Fatty -bass and Matt Davis -drums
Award-winning jazz alto saxophonist and hip hop star Soweto Kinch celebrates the release of his studio double album titled ‘The Legend of Mike Smith’- featuring his new... trio Karl Rashid-Abel (double bass) and Shaney Forbes (drums). It tells the tale of a young MC caught in a very modern world of temptation.
Hear Soweto talking about his new album, inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins on BBC Radio4.
“I’m really excited about these shows; the stripped trio format allows me more harmonic freedom and space to deliver lyrics. Moreover, I’m excited about integrating new things into the show, such as tenor sax and live looping” Soweto Kinch
“..a scalding display of post-Coleman alto-sax improvising, a virtuosic and intelligent exposition of political rap, and a visually riveting event into the bargain…A real tour de force – a contemporary take on The Seven Deadly Sins.” John Fordham The Guardian
Music here- www.soweto-kinch.com
Abstract Hip Hop Orchestra
The Abstract Hiphop Orchestra are a 13 piece ensemble with a big brass section, rappers and 4 piece rhythm section who play big band arrangements of classic 80s and 90s hiphop. The band leader is saxman Rob Mitchell (The Haggis Horns) who has arranged the music of Jay Dee, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde and many other golden era hiphop artists into a big band format .
Soweto Kinch ‘The Legend of Mike Smith’ - International Jazz Concert Series@Seven Arts Thursday evening 23 January 8-11pm £16/14 conc.
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