BPREVIEW: Sons of Kemet @ Hare & Hounds 22.10.15


Words by Ed King

On Thursday 22nd Oct, Sons of Kemet return to the Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath) – as promoted by Jazzlines.

Doors open at 8:30pm – with tickets having sold out at the time of writing. For further information on access, please check with the venue or a legitimate ticket provider.Birm_Prev-logo-MAIN - lr

Led by Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, the London born Barbados raised musician & composer, Sons of Kemet were quickly heralded by the contemporary Jazz scene. Combining influences from across the globe, including ‘Caribbean folk and traditional African diasporan history’, the progressive four piece built a big reputation relatively quickly.

And with Oren Marshall on Tuba, alongside two drummers – Seb Roachford & Tom Skinner – the Sons of Kemet were first covered by Birmingham Review, again at the Hare & Hounds, back in June 2012. Read Robert Kornreich’s Birmingham Review here.

But a week is long time in politics, so three years and four months is an eon in local music programming; no doubt the veraciously received Sons of Kemet have a few new notes up their sleeves.

After all, you don’t get called ‘one of the most original ensembles in recent British Jazz’ (Jazzlines) for rehashing standards ever summer. At least, we hope.

But time will tell. And in the mean time have a stop, look & listen at the below:

Sons of Kemet – Beware + Inner Babylon compositions Shabaka Hutchings

Son of Kemet come to the Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath) Thursday 22nd October, as promoted by Jazzlines. For direct gig info, visit http://hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk/event-listings/event/?eventID=10035223

For more on Sons of Kemet, visit http://sonsofkemet.com/

For more from Jazzlines, visit http://www.thsh.co.uk/jazzlines

For more for the Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath), including full event listings and online ticket sales, visit http://hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk/