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Sons Of Kemet

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Total Playing Time 50 minutes

Seldom has a band on the British jazz scene created such a buzz before releasing an album, but Sons of Kemet have done just that. A super-group of sorts Sons Of Kemet are led by clarinetist, saxophonist and composer Shabaka Hutchings with Oren Marshall on tuba and both Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford on drums. More >>

Produced by Seb Rochford

SUMMER PLAYLIST now available to stream
17 June 2014
SUMMER PLAYLIST now available to stream
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SONS OF KEMET and KAIROS 4TET shortlisted at the PARLIAMENTARY JAZZ AWARDS
03 April 2014
SONS OF KEMET and KAIROS 4TET shortlisted at the PARLIAMENTARY JAZZ AWARDS
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SONS OF KEMET is ARTS DESK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
19 December 2013
SONS OF KEMET is Album of the Year in THE ARTS DESK
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SONS OF KEMET nominated Album of the Year at WORLDWIDE AWARDS
19 December 2013
SONS OF KEMET nominated Album of the Year at WORLDWIDE AWARDS
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SONS OF KEMET announce headline 2014 London gig
13 November 2013
SONS OF KEMET announce headline 2014 London gig
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SONS OF KEMET win Best Jazz Act in the 18th annual MOBO Awards
21 October 2013
SONS OF KEMET win Best Jazz Act in the 18th annual MOBO Awards
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MOJO
4 Stars
"As soulful and vital a British jazz record as there's been in a while ... dynamic and thunderous"
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
"exciting, originaland challenging... doesn't disappoint"
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The List
4 Stars
"bold tunes and taut grooves... powerful"
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The Quietus
"Rastafarian rhythms, middle-east and west-African melodies and straight-up rock energy, can ignite a dance floor"
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The Guardian
4 Stars
“Opening with the galloping-hooves drumming, pulpy tuba hook and Pharoah Sanders-like sax supplications… the album goes on to balance thunder and reflectiveness surprisingly evenly”
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Financial Times
"stealthy riffs, intriguing textures, and a whopping beat"
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The Guardian
4 Stars
"as visceral as a rock group, as serenely sensual as a ska band, as rootsy as a percussion choir and as instrumentally hip as a post-bop outfit... thrilling"


The Times
“The most fun you can have with a saxophone, a tuba and two drum kits… a swirling brew of rhythm”


Metro
“deeply dubby, hypnotically danceable… super-talented”


Jazzwise
4 Stars
“One of the most original ensembles in recent British Jazz…a very welcome addition to the canon”
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Morning Star
"brilliant and unique musicianship in a startling amalgam of instruments with an abiding faith in each others' sonority"


"At times it is moving, and at times it is beautiful; and at all times, it is sublimely creative, notably accomplished, and uniquely powerful."
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Time Out
"This power quartet are stripped down and stunning live. Discover how a sax, a tuba and two drum kits can expand your mind and leave your booty shaken and stirred."
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Jazz News
"A fascinating record"


Radar
"..a sound clash uniting elements from New Orleans jazz, Dub, Calypso and the African diaspora"


The Times
"Sax, tuba and two drum kits offer a visceral, Mobo-winning world-jazz good time"


Downbeat
“so stylistically diverse that he might transmit a Zelig-like persona if his playing weren’t so distinctive: Fiercely rhythmic, harmonically complex and melodically tart”


JAZZ CD
Even old jazz fans were wowed by the mercurial, intoxicating rhythms of this band
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The Quietus
"Sons Of Kemet are truly a different beast altogether"
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Two Drummers and a tuba? Now that's what I call a rhythm section!
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Rarely has a MOBO award, which this album has gone on to claim, been so fully deserved.


Chicago Reader
It's unlike anything I've heard all year, and each listen has pulled me further in.
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Big Shot Magazine
4 Stars
"File under: Quantic, Hidden Orchestra, Ariya Afrobeat Arkestra"
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Free Jazz Blog
4 Stars
"an eclectic mix of Caribbean rhythms stepped in African roots... electric"
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Peel Apart
"groove-smooth but lively and erratic in its execution - a complimentary blend"
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The Jazz Line
4 Stars
"brimming with passion, emotional strength, and a deep understanding of the roots of the music they claim"
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The Jazz Man
"a hugely exciting record and one of the key UK releases of 2013... doesn't disappoint."
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Sandy Brown Jazz
"a very enjoyable album and the great drumming from Seb Rochford and Tom Skinner is a strong element"
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Jazz Breakfast
"The drums are jungle, the tuba is fidgety, the saxophone is frantic... an exceptionally fine album"
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London Jazz News
"fresh and accessible from the off... danceably joyous"
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Memoirs Of A Culture Stalker
"an exciting glimpse into how various streams of music can be synthesized and juxtaposed to beautiful effect"
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Independent
3 Stars
"mesmerising trance music of great power... thrilling"


The Herald (Scotland)
"an album that grabs the attention from the word go... addictive"
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The Daily Telegraph
3 Stars
"soft incantations... often compelling"


Guardian Guide
“Sons Of Kemet carry rhythmic hipness to new levels… a hoot in every respect”


Sons Of Kemet are:
Shabaka Hutchings - saxophone, clarinet
Oren Marshall - tuba
Tom Skinner - drums
Seb Rochford - drums

Additional musicians;
Dave Okumu- guitar (T5, T6)

Produced by Seb Rochford
Recorded and mixed by Dilip Harris at Fish Factory Studios, London
Mastered by Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon Studios, London

All music composed by Shabaka Hutchings, except Rivers Of Babylon, written and composed by James Aaustus McNaughton and Brent Gayford Dowe. 

24/10 Salzburg Jazz and the City Festival
SALZBURG
Austria
25/10 Uber Jazz Festival
HAMBURG
Germany
29/10 XOYO (Main Space)
LONDON
UK
01/11 Tampere Jazz Happening Festival
TAMPERE
Finland
19/11 Porgy & Bess
VIENNA
Austria
21/11 Unterfahrt
MUNICH
Germany
22/11 Spielboden
DORNBIRN
Germany
26/11 Beeflat
BERN
Switzerland
27/11 Moods Jazz Club
ZURICH
Germany
28/11 Paradox
TILSBERG
Netherlands
29/11 De Werf
BRUGGE
Belgium
30/11 Hnita Jazzclub
HEIST OP DEN BERG
Belgium
12/12 Het Paard
THE HAGUE
Netherlands
13/12 Grand Theatre
GRONINGEN
Netherlands

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