Tue 08.05.18

Brownswood presents: 'We out here' Feat. Moses Boyd Solo X - Maisha

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Two nights of live music presenting the new sound of London jazz

There are combi-tickets available at €23 for the Brownswood two-dayer.
Choose the price type ‘WE OUT THERE – COMBITICKETS’ on the order page. You will then receive a ticket that is valid for both 8 May (Moses Boyd - Solo-X) and 9 May (Theon Cross + Joe Armon-Jones). 

The concept couldn’t be simpler. Gilles Peterson was so enthusiastic about the contemporary London jazz scene that he was prepared to go to any lengths to document it. He booked three days in a studio and appointed Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet, The Comet Is Coming) as musical director to guide the entire process. The mindframe: to emulate the creativity of the famous sessions of the ’60s and ’70s for Blue Note and Impulse! The result? “This scene has absorbed London music – be it grime, broken beat or electronic – and have innovated an exciting sonic identity removed from the jazz tradition. ‘We Out Here’ is a celebration of this momentous scene and provides an untouchable time capsule.”

Drummer/producer Moses Boyd is by electronica-pioneers like Four Tet and Floating Points. In jazz circles, he often turns up as drummer with the likes of Lonnie Liston Smith or Zara McFarlane and he has worked together with both afrobeat drummer Tony Allen and Sampha. Boyd says to be influenced by A Tribe Called Quest, J. Dilla and Kendrick Lamar, and considers four ‘jazzfathers’ to be his heroes: Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Wayne Shorter and Max Roach.

Aside from his bands Moses Boyd Exodus and Binker & Moses, Boyd now also performs solo. The Wire described his most recent work as 'a mix of Jaki Liebezeit, Wookie, film noir and galaxy-traversing ‘90 electronica.‘

Line up: Moses Boyd (drums/electronica)

Maisha is the 6-member flagship of drummer Jake Long who says to be strongly influenced by jazz greats like Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders. Add to that a serious injection of afrobeat, plus the fire of none less than saxophonist/flute-player Nubya Garcia in the ranks, and it’s guaranteed to be a party.

Line up:
Jake Long (drums)
Nubya Garcia (sax/flute)
Shirley Tetteh (guitar)
Amane Suganami (keys)
Twm Dylan (contrabass)
Tim Doyle (percussion)

This concert is presented as part of the fourth edition of “Europe Day”, AB’s annual celebration dedicated to European talent.

This event is the opportunity to bring the public together around the values of exchange and diversity, and to celebrate Europe in music. Just like the previous years, the event is organised by Liveurope, the first European platform of live music venues supporting emerging talent across borders.

One year and half after the Brexit referendum, we haven’t forgotten our British friends and we are proud to highlight the up-and-coming London jazz scene and present a strong and positive vision of Europe that is extended across the Channel.

After all, could music be the extra touch of soul that is missing to rebuild the European narrative? This question will be explored before the shows through a series of panels where artists, political figures, civil society activists and journalists will share their idea of Europe with the audience.


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