The Comet Is Coming Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery

Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery

The Comet Is Coming

Released on March 15, 2019 by Impulse!

Main artist: The Comet Is Coming

Genre: Jazz

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Saxophonist and clarinetist Shabaka Hutchings is a real connoisseur of sounds and fusions, and a true explorer. Each of his new musical expeditions pushes him further towards the top of today’s jazz scene… Born in London in 1984, he grew up under the Barbadian sun before moving back to England in 1999 where he joined the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Here, he caught the attention of saxophonist Soweto Kinch and started hanging out with big names like Courtney Pine and Jerry Dammers from the Specials. In 2011, Shabaka launched Sons of Kemet, a surprising quartet featuring a tuba and two drums. A complete oddity, halfway between a marching band and a chamber orchestra, that blends jazz, Caribbean and African music, Egyptian influences, and flavours from New Orleans and Ethiopia. The aptly titled The Comet Is Coming – no relations to Sons Of Kemet – is another adaptation of jazz language. But does it still qualify as jazz? It doesn’t really matter. As a sort of electro-drip-fed Sun Ra of the third millennium, Shabaka Hutchings – who calls himself King Shabaka here – is supported by a duo composed of Danalogue on the keyboards and Betamax on drums and percussions. It’s a rather avant-garde programme set to overpowered percussive rhythmic and hypnotising brass improvisations. Sun Ra, as we said… It’s hard not to mention him who was idolised (or hated) for his lengthy compositions and mind-blowing, almost psychedelic performances as well as for the odd cosmic philosophy he preached. The Comet is Coming’s second album, Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery, remains profoundly attached to its time, in which Shabaka injects his philosophy with contemporary elements far removed from master Ra’s semantic like when he hands over the microphone to rapper/spoken-word performer Kate Tempest on Blood Of The Past. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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Album : 1 disk - 9 tracks Total length : 00:45:44

  1. 1 Because The End Is Really The Beginning

    Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Leavers, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  2. 2 Birth Of Creation

    Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Bass Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Leavers, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Rhythm Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  3. 3 Summon The Fire

    Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Leavers, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Rhythm Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  4. 4 Blood Of The Past

    Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Kate Tempest, Author, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Granny, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Leavers, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Rhythm Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  5. 5 Super Zodiac

    Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Leavers, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Rhythm Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  6. 6 Astral Flying

    Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Bass Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Leavers, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Rhythm Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  7. 7 Timewave Zero

    Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Leavers, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Rhythm Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  8. 8 Unity

    Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Leavers, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  9. 9 The Universe Wakes Up

    Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Leavers, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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  • Saxophonist and clarinetist Shabaka Hutchings is a real connoisseur of sounds and fusions, and a true explorer. Each of his new musical expeditions pushes him further towards the top of today’s jazz scene… Born in London in 1984, he grew up under the Barbadian sun before moving back to England in 1999 where he joined the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Here, he caught the attention of saxophonist Soweto Kinch and started hanging out with big names like Courtney Pine and Jerry Dammers from the Specials. In 2011, Shabaka launched Sons of Kemet, a surprising quartet featuring a tuba and two drums. A complete oddity, halfway between a marching band and a chamber orchestra, that blends jazz, Caribbean and African music, Egyptian influences, and flavours from New Orleans and Ethiopia. The aptly titled The Comet Is Coming – no relations to Sons Of Kemet – is another adaptation of jazz language. But does it still qualify as jazz? It doesn’t really matter. As a sort of electro-drip-fed Sun Ra of the third millennium, Shabaka Hutchings – who calls himself King Shabaka here – is supported by a duo composed of Danalogue on the keyboards and Betamax on drums and percussions. It’s a rather avant-garde programme set to overpowered percussive rhythmic and hypnotising brass improvisations. Sun Ra, as we said… It’s hard not to mention him who was idolised (or hated) for his lengthy compositions and mind-blowing, almost psychedelic performances as well as for the odd cosmic philosophy he preached. The Comet is Coming’s second album, Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery, remains profoundly attached to its time, in which Shabaka injects his philosophy with contemporary elements far removed from master Ra’s semantic like when he hands over the microphone to rapper/spoken-word performer Kate Tempest on Blood Of The Past. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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