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Invitations (Shabaka Hutchings, Alwynne Pritchard, Oliver Leith) | Ep.5

The Sound and Music Podcast

Composers Shabaka Hutchings, Alwynne Pritchard and Oliver Leith share their music and thoughts exploring the nature of the human relationships which shape the music they make.   We listen to compositions rooted in friendship, explore attempts to decolonialise music, and intimate performances recorded in a toilet during lockdown. Join our CEO Susanna Eastburn MBE and composer Des Oliver for a unique insight into composing.  This podcast was produced by Michael Umney (Resonance FM) and mixed by Chris Bartholomew, with the theme tune composed by Rob Bentall. Our recommendation at the end is for Alwynne Pritchard’s #RecordedDelivery project.  In this episode, you listen to the following music and sounds:  Shabaka Hutchings  - Circadian Clocks (2015), performed by Cara Stacey and Shabaka Hutchings from Things that Grow by Cara Stacey, released by Kit Records - Beasts Too Spoke of Suffering (2020), by Shabaka and the Ancestors, from We Are Sent Here by History released by impulse! Records Alwynne Pritchard  - Stamp Club Report 1980 (2018), commissioned by Kammerkoret GNEIS and performed by vocalists Signe Bjorvatn, Lisa Braathen, Alexander Fiske Fosse, Jung-Jae Kim, Jone Kuven, Bendik Savstad, Tanja Silvestrini, Joar Simarud Stabell, Ørjan Hammar Vollvik and Emilie Wright. Recorded at The Grieg Academy (Bergen) by Cem Arapkirlioglu, mixed by Alwynne Pritchard  - Recorded Delivery (2020), a lockdown project inviting people to send fragments, to which Alwynne responded with a video postcard. We heard extracts from Recorded Delivery No.3 (Peter de Moncey-Conegliano) and No.6 (Bernd Bleffert)  - Heart of Glass (2019), performed by Zubin Kanga at the London Contemporary Music Festival (2019), recorded and edited by Reuben Penny Oliver Leith  - Honey Siren (2020), recorded by 12 Ensemble in the album Death and the Maiden, released by PIAS / Sancho Panza Recordings - good day good day bad day bad day (2018), written for and recorded by GBSR duo, released by another timbre Our heartfelt thanks to the record labels, performers, composers and organisations who allowed us to include excerpts of these recordings on the podcast. 


22 Jan 2021

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Plastic / Artificial - Sunday Sessions Ep. 9 | #ShabakaHutchings

Eternal Remedy

In this interview, our Managing Editor, Nicole Drakopoulos, sat down and spoke with Shabaka Hutchings about some of the core themes in our magazine Plastic / Artificial. During the summer of 2020, the conversation first began over email, a steady back and forth between her and Hutchings, before both they agreed to move the dialogue to a different forum. At the time Shabaka was in London, and Nicole was at home in Greece. It was early in the morning for Hutchings, 8AM, and as he drank a thick green smoothie. He mentioned that he had already been awake for 2-3 hours, practicing his saxophone, and preparing for an upcoming performance in Italy he had the next day. It was the first in-person gig he would be playing since the onset of COVID-19, six months prior. He spoke with deep thought, but with an infectious energy that carried between the screens; weaving insights of musicianship, craft and industry, with threads of philosophy and personal experience throughout the duration of our conversation.This interview is featured in our Magazine Plastic / Artificial amidst a wide, diverse array of powerful visual and literary content on the topic.For more information head over to this link. https://eternalremedy.com/product/plastic-artificial-pre-order/For more about Eternal Remedy and what we're up to, please to drop by and have a chat.https://twitter.com/eternal_remedyhttps://www.instagram.com/eternalremedy/https://www.facebook.com/EternalRemedy/hello@eternalremedy.com


1 Nov 2020

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#166: Blue Note Records, Ezra Collective, Poppy Ajudha, Skinny Pelembe, Shabaka Hutchings, Jorja Smith, Ishmael Ensemble, Yazmin Lacey, Alfa Mist

Ruleta Rusa

Música nueva para volarte la cabeza de Blue Note Records, Ezra Collective, Poppy Ajudha, Skinny Pelembe, Shabaka Hutchings, Jorja Smith, Ishmael Ensemble, Yazmin Lacey y Alfa Mist. Presentada por Omar Morales.


26 Oct 2020

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John Cooper Clarke, Shabaka Hutchings, Vanessa Kisuule, Pippa Bennett-Warner, L.A Salami, Leenalchi, David Morrissey

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson and David Morrissey are joined by John Cooper Clarke, Shabaka Hutchings, Vanessa Kisuule and Pippa Bennett-Warner for a mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from L.A Salami and Leenalchi.Amendment: Leenalchi are part of K-Music 2020 - London’s Festival of Korean Music, which runs from 30 October to 16 November.


19 Oct 2020

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Interview with jazz musician Shabaka Hutchings from Sons of Kemmet

BRΛINCAST by Maudsley Learning

Some are good with words. Some are good with music. Some are just as good in both! In this episode Pospo meets Mercury Prize nominee Shabaka Hutchings where they explore jazz, drugs, racism, silence and the “amnesia of technique”.


26 Aug 2020

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Makkinga Meets

In Makkinga Meets ontvangt Andrew wekelijks interessante gasten uit de culturele sector. Aan de hand van hun favoriete muziek aan ze in gesprek. Deze keer is niemand minder dan de Britse saxofonist Shabaka Hutchings te gast.


9 Jul 2020

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Yilian Cañizares, Wildflower, Shabaka Hutchings, Vincent Courtois & New Releases [Mondo Jazz 105-2]

Mondo Jazz

Second part of our weekly exploration of new releases showcasing new and upcoming gems with a special focus on musical forces of nature like Cuban violinist and singer Yilian Cañizares, and prolific British reedist Shabaka Hutchings (check out his South African forays with his Shabaka and the Ancestors and with Idiosyncratic guitarist Sibusile Xaba!). A special mention for Chris McCarty's Still Time to Quit Project and the new album by Wildflower.Happy listening!The playlist also features Bowman Trio, Vincent Courtois, Reverso, Shake Stew, Eric Hofbauer and Dylan Jack.Detailed playlist available at Detailed playlist at https://spinitron.com/RFB/pl/10411488/Mondo-Jazz (from Wildflower onwards)Photo credit: Andrea Rotili

1hr 17mins

28 Mar 2020

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Why gigs feel like football matches with Kojey Radical and Shabaka Hutchings

Music Life

Welcome to Music Life, the weekly series and podcast in which musicians talk to their peers about all aspects of life making music. This week, poet, artist, musician, rapper, model, and visual artist Kojey Radical commands the red sofa and hosts this episode. He is joined by: jazz superstar saxophonist, Sons of Kemet and The Comet Is Coming band leader Shabaka Hutchings; the only jazz artist on a UK major label, the up and coming pianist Ashley Henry; and the person who is “changing jazz” right now, the award winning saxophonist Nubya Garcia. Led by Kojey they’ll be discussing how you write about something you’ve not personally experienced, feeling accepted by your peers, and whether or not you need to be an outsider in order to be original.


25 Oct 2019

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Modern Jazz Part One - Shabaka Hutchings


In this episode of Newheads, Matt and Rav begin a new series by exploring the exploding modern jazz scene, and they start by highlighting the industry's hardest-working saxophone player: Shabaka Hutchings. As the main man in Sons of Kemet, The Comet is Coming, and Shabaka and the Ancestors, Hutchings shuns many long-held principles of the genre via blistering pace, intensity, and forward-thinking song progression and instrumentation. Plus, he plays a hell of a saxophone, making him the perfect bridge for hip-hop fans looking to access a genre that continues to push its boundaries.Podcast art: Pamela HerringIntro/outro music: Seth Greenberg


5 Oct 2019

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#172 - Shabaka Hutchings, Oneida, DOOM, Lawrence Le Doux - 5 February 2018

Independent Music Podcast

Back from our week of flu with a show jammed with the usual blend of wonky sounds and questionable chatter. Highlights this week include a cut from the Brownswood Recordings compilation of the sound of London's jazz scene, ably illustrated by Shabaka Hutchings. We have the comeback of DOOM, featuring on the latest Dabrye record, bonkers French sounds from Zad Kokar, tribal noise from DJ Khalab, sublime electronics from Glasgow's Cucina Povera and much more.TracklistingLawrence Le Doux - Tronf 424 “Tap

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5 Feb 2018