Shabaka Hutchings (Saxophone & Clarinet)
Born: 1984, London
Artist's website: http://www.shabakahutchings.com/
Shabaka Hutchings is a British jazz saxophonist, clarinettist and band leader. He leads the bands Sons of Kemet and Shabaka and the Ancestors. He is also a member of The Comet Is Coming, performing under the stage name King Shabaka. Hutchings has played saxophone with the Sun Ra Arkestra, Floating Points, Mulatu Astatke, Polar Bear, Melt Yourself Down, Heliocentrics and Zed-U.
Further Reading: Shabaka Hutchings
The cosmic jazz trio's first three releases - Prophecy, Channel the Spirits, and Death to the Planet - are made available again on vinyl from The Leaf Label.
The London quartet's follow-up to 2018's stellar Your Queen Is a Reptile is a fearless evolution for the band both musically and thematically; exploring contemporary social struggles with a variety of guest vocal features and expanding their sound with dense arrangements.