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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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1
Because The End Is Really The Beginning
00:04:48

Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Danalogue, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel

An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Birth Of Creation
00:05:04

Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Bass Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Rhythm Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Danalogue, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel

An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Summon The Fire
00:03:55

Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Rhythm Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Danalogue, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel

An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Blood Of The Past
00:08:15

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 - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Rhythm Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Danalogue, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel

An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Super Zodiac
00:04:01

Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Rhythm Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Eveleigh, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Danalogue, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel

An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Astral Flying
00:04:43

Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Bass Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Rhythm Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Danalogue, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel

An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Timewave Zero
00:05:20

Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Rhythm Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Danalogue, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel

An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Unity
00:04:13

Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Danalogue, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel

An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
The Universe Wakes Up
00:05:25

Kristian Craig Robinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daddy Kev, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shabaka Hutchings, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - The Comet Is Coming, MainArtist - Max Hallett, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Danalogue, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Co-Arranger, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel

An Impulse! Records release; ℗ 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

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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