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Music by Bergman: Sons of Kemet

In recent years, the most vital, inclusive, and innovative jazz scene on earth has shifted east across the Atlantic to London, and the figure that stands atop this revolution is saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and his band Sons of Kemet. The Birmingham-raised Hutchings spent the formative years of his youth in Barbados, an island rife with reminders of Britain’s colonial history, where the budding artist first picked up the saxophone and where the seeds of his creative aesthetic in the roots of the African diaspora were planted.

Now British scene superstar Hutchings brings his saxophone, tuba, and double drums quartet, performing music from their Impulse! Records debut, Your Queen is a Reptile.