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Listen up everybody, because this is happening: one day, the British saxophonist and clarinettist whose origins are in Barbados will raise the roof of jazz as we know it and then bring it all back down again only to combine it with funk, space-rock, electronic, Caribbean declinations, psychedelia, exotica…. Because, at some moment during his ascending path, Shabaka Hutchings must have dipped his hand in the river of musical knowledge as he knows perfectly well how to adapt his instrument when he collaborates with Floating Points, with Sun Ra Arkesta or with Mulatu Astatke. He also knows how to make his own individual voice heard when leading formations such as Sons of Kemet, Shabaka and the Ancestors and The Comet Is Coming. Listen up everybody, because this is happening.
Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery (Impulse!-Universal, 2019)