A double delight of a concert as Manchester Jazz Festival present the earthy, vital music of Sons of Kemet with a special guest slot from Anton Hunter Trio.
Sons of Kemet
Shabaka Hutchings – clarinet, tenor saxophone
Oren Marshall – tuba, electronics
Seb Rochford, Tom Skinner – drums
Sons of Kemet is the brainchild of young reeds player and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Shabaka Hutchings, whose ambition for this ensemble was to assemble the most unlikeliest of line-ups and allow them free rein for their distinct musical personalities to shine through. The resultant music is loud, earthy, vital, and refreshingly rough-edged at times but surprisingly danceable; the two drummers spur off each others’ energies and the tuba occupies a variety of roles from breathless walking bass to subtle, overdubbed layers of sound. Shabaka’s plaintive tone and uncluttered compositions frame the sound.
Anton Hunter Trio
Anton Hunter – guitar
James Adolpho – double bass
Johnny Hunter – drums
Opening the evening is a short set from the Manchester guitarist, debuting brand new material at the borders of composition and improvisation: this marks a new phase for Anton and is the first time he leads his own trio. More introspective and spacious than his work with HAQ or the Beats & Pieces Big Band, there is, as ever, still plenty of room for freedom and exploration within the structures, whilst not letting go of strong melodies.
£10 (adv)/ £12 (door)
*Double Ticket Deal available £17.50 (adv only):
Weds 18 July Zoe Rahman Quartet
Thurs 19 July Sons of Kemet & Anton Hunter Trio
This show starts at 8pm but our Picturehouse cafe bar is open earlier for food and drinks.
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A Manchester Jazz Festival event in association with Band on the Wall.