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12-21 November 2021

Greg Foat + Kassa Overall

Greg Foat + Kassa Overall

Sun 14 November 2021

Stage time / 7:30pm

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New Horizons

Location

LONDON Colour Factory,
Unit 8a
Queens Yard
Hackney Wick
E9 5EN

Tickets

£20 + booking fee

New sounds of ground-breaking jazz in this future facing double bill

Greg Foat
has become a versatile mainstay in UK jazz through an acclaimed series of albums on Strut, Jazzman, and Athens Of The North, moving from soul-jazz workouts to library music to cinematic, haunting compositions and pastoral acid folk. He's played with the likes of FKA Twigs, Questlove, Bob Lind, Curtis Lundy and Wendy James for shows and recording sessions. His recent release Symphonie Pacifique goes expansive and widescreen, building a lush soundscape using choral textures, harp and tubular bells.

A leading jazz player has abandoned ambition for more unexpected, idiosyncratic visions

Pitchfork

Absolutely one of the best jazz albums of 2020. Unmissable

Echoes Magazine

Singer, producer, drummer, and MC Kassa Overall is a product of New York City's jazz scene who melds avant-garde experimentation with hip-hop production techniques, reflecting a panoramic musical background from West Coast G-Funk to the sounds of the New York underground.

In the past two years, he has released three critically acclaimed projects: Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz, I THINK I'M GOOD, followed shortly by a SHADES OF FLU inspired by Madlib's Shades of Blue. Whatever the experiment, Overall remains faithful to the pocket of jazz drums in the tradition of his mentors, the late Elvin Jones and Billy Hart, with whom he studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Kassa has worked with Geri Allen, Steve Coleman, Francis and the Lights, Yoko Ono, Peter Evans, and Gary Bartz. His work as a producer can be heard on albums by Theo Croker (Escape Velocity), Arto Lindsay (Cuidado Madame), and Das Racist (Sit Down, Man). He's also featured as an emcee and DJ on drummer Terri Lyne Carrington's 2020 Grammy nominated project, The Waiting Game, as well as drummer on Carmen Lundy's 2020 Grammy nominated project, Modern Ancestors.

Raw, underground, and chaotic. One of modern jazz music's most audacious futurists

Pitchfork

Not another jazz-meets-hip-hop scrum: It's the sound of whole new lanes opening up

NPR

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