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Jazz - Erschienen am 13. März 2020 | Impulse!

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2016 feierte Shabaka Hutchings mit dem im Rahmen des Projekts Sons of Kemet eingespielten Your Queen is a Reptile seinen Start bei Impulse!. Von Anfang an erledigte der Star-Saxofonist der quirligen britischen Jazz-Szene allerlei Gelegenheitsarbeiten (Sun Ra Arkestra, Heliocentrics, Anthony Joseph, Floating Points) und spielte in endlos vielen Gruppen (The Comet Is Coming, Melt Yourself Down). Mit Shabaka & The Ancestors nähert er sich Musikern aus Johannesburg, um mit einer Kombination aus Spiritualität und schamanenhaften Klängen einen vielseitigen und engagierten Jazz zu erkunden. Das vier Jahre nach Wisdom of Elder erschienene We Are Sent Here By History ist eine Fortsetzung des südafrikanischen Abenteuers. Und wieder hat er sich eine so übermächtige wie auch subtile Rhythmussektion an Bord geholt: sie besteht aus dem Bassisten Ariel Zamonsky, dem Schlagzeuger Tumi Mogorosi und dem Perkussionisten Gontse Makhene, begeisterten Bläser (Alt-Saxofonist Mthunzi Mvubu und Trompeter Mandla Mlangeni) sowie den Pianisten Nduduzo Makhathini und Thandi Ntuli. Somit schlägt Shabaka wie immer solide Brücken zwischen einem von Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders und Don Cherry kommenden Jazz und einer umfassenden Palette afrikanischer Musik. Von einer Zulu-Volksgruppe gesungene Lieder (We Will Work (On Redefining Manhood)), aber auch die von Siyabonga Mthembu gesungenen Texte erzählen sowohl von Ökologie als auch von den Beziehungen zwischen Männern und Frauen und verstärken damit diesen reißenden musikalischen Strom. Denn (das seinem Vorläufer überlegene) We Are Sent Here By History ist die Momentaufnahme einer Epoche mit all ihren Fragestellungen über die Zukunft ihrer Protagonisten. Es handelt sich aber auch um einen Vertrag voller Werte und Klänge, um sich der Zukunft stellen zu können. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Jazz - Erschienen am 21. Februar 2020 | Impulse!

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Jazz - Erschienen am 16. September 2016 | Brownswood Recordings

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Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings has been ubiquitous on the U.K.'s jazz and electronic scenes over the past half-decade with Sons of Kemet, Heliocentrics, and other bands. Earlier in 2016, he was nominated for a Mercury Prize -- as part of the Comet Is Coming -- for their debut full-length Channel the Spirits. He was a core member for percussionist Sarathy Korwar's Indo-jazz fusion offering Day to Day. Wisdom of Elders rounds out Hutchings' portrait as a composer and bandleader. This date features the leader in the company of seven musicians from South Africa, performing his "psalm in nine parts." Recorded in a single day in a Johannesburg studio, this exercise in Afro-Futurism (Hutchings' term) is rooted in traditions: Afro-Caribbean folk and calypso, Sun Ra's space-age blues, John Coltrane's spiritual modalism, Miles Davis' spectral In a Silent Way, and of course, South African jazz tradition that came of age with the individual members of the Blue Notes and Abdullah Ibrahim. "Mzwandile" commences with a trance-inducing ostinato by bassist Ariel Zomonsky followed by rhythms and counter rhythms from percussionist Gontse Makhene and drummer Tumi Morogosi. Hutchings (on tenor), alto saxman Mthunzi Mvubu, and trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni offer the melody, which is underscored and appended by vocalist Siyabonga Mthembu's lyrics and Nduduzo Makhatini's Rhodes piano. The tenorist takes an outside solo, ratcheting up the intensity over nearly 13 minutes. "The Observer" adds an element of bluesy, gospelized soul as Hutchings delivers the languid melody adorned by shimmering cymbals, acoustic piano, bowed bass, and skeletal trumpet. When Mthembu begins singing, it feels like a cross between "(Sometimes I Feel) Like a Motherless Child" and a slow "Wade in the Water." The singer and alto saxophonist entwine as the other horns extrapolate and the rhythm section picks up the tempo. Zamonsky's bassline holds down a nearly funky groove. "The Sea" is the set's longest cut at nearly 12 minutes. The criss-crossing dialogue between Afro-Caribbean percussion, popping progressive post-bop, and dramatic outward exploration features Mlangeni's trumpet break nearly stealing the show. "Give Thanks" is nearly a sprint as Hutchings, Mogorosi, and Makhene engage in fierce conversation that borders on Coltrane's "Interstellar Space" but offers circular rhythms and the trace of a (calypso) melody to return to. Closer "Nguni" is a minimal melodic statement -- offered by Hutchings and Mthembu -- graced by rolling tom-toms and hand percussion as the other horns and bass join in minimal embellishment. A Rhodes piano enters with a spectral harmonic statement but the main melody, like a responsorial chant, repeats throughout. Soloists come and go, but the lyrical comfort anchors the listener inside a deep well of emotion as blues and post-bop carve their initials in it. Wisdom of Elders is a major statement. Hutchings and band know how to bridge eras, musics, and musings on musical evolution. This album doesn't recast the past but celebrates it, as a building block in the bandleader's pursuit of 21st century spiritual Afro-Futurism as he defines it going forward. © Thom Jurek /TiVo