Fri 11 - Sun 20 November 2016
Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana: Mehliana + Sons of Kemet
Please note: Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana will be playing a full set for the first half of the evening. After the interval, Sons of Kemet will perform songs from their first album Burn. There will be no support act, so please arrive promptly.
World-renowned pianist Brad Mehldau switches to Fender Rhodes and a battery of vintage synths to partner up with acclaimed drummer Mark Guiliana in a collaboration whose club sets have generated a massive buzz.
Playing without set compositions, Mehliana take in open-ended improv, forays into drum ‘n’ bass and a nod back to the dance funk spirit of the early 1970s, taking the audience into uncharted territory.
Burn is the most apt description you could possibly find for the first album from Shabaka Hutchings and his multigroove four-piece, Sons of Kemet with twin drummers Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford bottomed out by the tubatronix of Oren Marshall. Music that digs into Caribbean and African roots with a contemporary jazz swagger and attitude – ‘dazzlingly adventurous’ (Guardian).