Listen to the spiritual jazz of Shabaka and The Ancestors

Listen to the spiritual jazz of Shabaka and The Ancestors

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from Jeff Parker, Shabaka and the Ancestors, Little Dragon, Foreign Beggars, sir Was, POLICA, Squarepusher, Zebra Katz, Om Unit and more.

We also played brand new music from the project The Leonard Simpson Duo (Detroit’s Guilty Simpson and New Zealand producer Leonard Charles).

Shabaka and the Ancestors | photo credit: Lee-Roy Jason

If you listen to Rhythm Lab Radio regularly, you know we are a huge fan of the amazing jazz scene going on in London especially the music of Shabaka Hutchings. Hutchings has to be one of the hardest-working jazz musicians out there now.

He is the artist behind some of the amazing jazz groups coming out of the UK including Sons of Kemet and the groundbreaking The Comet is Coming. Now, Shabaka is set to release a new album from his other project Shabaka and the Ancestors on the iconic jazz label Impulse! Over 50 years, Impulse! has been home to amazing artists like Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Max Roach, Ray Charles, Alice Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Charles Mingus, Sun Ra and Pharoah Sanders.

Shabaka & the Ancestors will released their second album “We Are Sent Here By History” on March 13 and we featured the first single “Go My Heart, Go To Heaven.”

Tracklisting

HOUR 1

Shabaka and the Ancestors – “Go My Heart, Go To Heaven”
Jeff Parker – “Gnarciss”
The Stepkids – “The Art of Forgetting”
Evan Geesman – “ROSEBERG”
Peyton – “Tell Me” feat. Steve Lacy
Nicolas Godin – “We Forgot Love” feat. Kadhja Bonet
POLICA – “TATA”
Saturn Never Sleeps – “Hearts on Fire”
OTHERLiine, George FitzGerald & Lil Silva – “Hates Me”
Foreign Beggars – “Glow” feat. Greentea Peng
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – “Bombo Fabrika Remix” feat. Little Simz
Joly Mare & Stephen Bruner – “Vulnerable People”
sir Was – “Letter”
David McCallum – “The Edge”

HOUR 2

Roni Size – “Heroes”
Squarepusher – “Oberlove”
Om Unit – “Long Summer”
Waajeed – “Lotta Bounce”
Black Jazz Consortium – “Energies Collide” feat. Ceri B
Arandel -“Prelude No. 2 in C Minor” feat. Petra Haden
Sebastien Tellier – “La Ritournelle (Mr. Dan’s Mix)”
Soul II Soul – “Get A Life”
Little Dragon – “Hold On”
The Leonard Simpson Duo – “My Inspiration”
Foreign Beggars – “Lay You Down” feat. Liam Bailey
KAYTRANADA – “What You Need” feat. Charlotte Day Wilson
Zebra Katz – “IN IN IN”
Nate Mercereau – “There You Are”

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