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The London Jazz Scene - Shabaka Hutchings

The London Jazz Scene - Shabaka Hutchings

Playing tracks by

Afriquoi, Shabaka and the Ancestors, Sons Of Kemet, Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar & Shabaka Hutchings, The Comet Is Coming and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 1st in the #nu jazz chart, 3rd in the #radioshow chart and 10th in the #jazz chart.

Shabaka Hutchings was born in London but raised in his parents' native Barbados, He picked up the clarinet at nine, practicing it by mimicking the flows of Nas, Biggie and Tupac verses he was hearing on the radio, and the hyper rhythms of the local Carnival, before returning to England to receive a classical-music degree on the instrument. Slightly older and more experienced than his London peers, he's given more contemplation to where they fit in the musical landscape, while also being the first to transcend his niche, via his Impulse! signing. "The people I revere as master jazz musicians have said they don't want the word, Jazz" he continues. "It's limiting. It tells them more what they can't be than what they can.

Photo by Mitchy Bwoy

Comments

Gus Saade
Gus Saade

excellent

SWINGFIELD
SWINGFIELD

Great sounds coming outta London 👍

om3ssa
om3ssa

Flabbergasted I am! Great show m8, thank you!

sound boy killa

Nice 👍🕺💵💃🍷🔊🎶🎊

Dj Mr Lob
Dj Mr Lob

Another wonderful session in this series. Some really deep stuff in this and I loved every moment, thank you.