UK / South Africa, 2016, spiritual jazz

Shabaka and the AncestorsWisdom of Elders: Heavy on the saxophone as tone setter and pace maker, this double album is led by Shabaka Hutchings, whose got his talented fingers in a couple of pies you might have heard of: The Comet Is Coming and Sons of Kemet. And then he has this project going. The horns really come together in a kind of unity found only in afro-jazz (at least to my untrained ears), almost like a chant when not soloing, infecting the music with an unconquerable joy amid islands of the spiritual meditation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s