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12-21 November 2021

New Music Releases Coming To The Festival

JULIAN LAGE | Friday 12 November 2021 | Cadogan Hall
The impeccable guitarist makes his Blue Note debut with Squint - find it here

‘A focused set rich in emotional complexity. The guitarist showcases his broad sonic palette and pithy dexterity’ (★★★★ Financial Times)

TONY ALLEN: A RETROSPECTIVE | Saturday 13 November 2021 | Royal Festival Hall
There Is No End
is out now on Blue Note. Tony Allen said “I want to take care of youngsters – they have messages and I want to bring them on my beat.”

Allen’s impulse behind the album was to work with a younger generation of artists, particularly rappers, and he laid down tracks with Skepta and Sampa The Great, among others. Listen below

LAKECIA BENJAMIN | Saturday 13 November 2021 | Cadogan Hall
Her new album Pursuance: The Coltranes pays homage to John and Alice Coltrane, bringing their timeless compositions into the present day. Find it here

VIJAY IYER, LINDA MAY HAN OH, TYSHAWN SOREY | Sunday 14 November 2021 | Queen Elizabeth Hall
The jazz supergroup bring critically acclaimed ECM UnEasy album to London - enjoy the album here

‘Near-boundless potential of new collaboration, in lockstep with the Nobel-worthy chemistry that Iyer, Oh, and Sorey demonstrate’
(JazzTimes)

‘The trio’s expertly attuned playing evokes the openness of improvisation and the urgency of justice. The riveting intensity of the musical exchange throughout shows how productive that intermediary space can be when everyone involved embraces it as a challenge’
(Pitchfork)

JOEY ALEXANDER + NOEMI NUTI | Wednesday 17 November 2021 | Cadogan Hall
Grammy-nominated pianist Joey Alexander has treated us to three single releases so far this year. Enjoy them all below

SALT’ // ‘Under The Sun’ // ‘Summer Rising

JAIMIE BRANCH | Friday 19 November 2021 | Jazz Cafe
Chicago trumpet player Jaimie Branch returns to London to perform a special Jazz Café show following her new live album recording Fly or Die Live released on the esteemed International Anthem. The eclectic fusion music feels like it bears the weight of both that specific pocket of time, and a prophecy for all that was soon to come - listen here

More releases of EFG London Jazz Festival 2021 performers include Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita’s second collaborative release Suba, Archie Shepp & Jason Moran’s live album Let My People Go, Anthony Joseph's mighty jam The Rich are Only Defeated When Running for their Lives, Take Five Talent Development artist Chris Ryan and his group Robocobra Quartet released their blasting Live Tape #1, fellow Take Five alumni Faye MacCalman and John Pope release Echoes To The Sky with their trio Archipelago, and more

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