+ Phantom Limb
Part of London Jazz FestivalFriday 9 November 2012
The Robert Glasper Experiment make a triumphant return to launch the London Jazz Festival with their signature combination of jazz, hip hop and r&b, which 'triumphantly plots a route for adventurous jazzers back into the musical mainstream' (Metro).
Expect special guests to join an artist who has become a defining figure in today's musical landscape.
Phantom Limb stand at the crossroads between country and classic r&b, steeped in the tradition of a shared musical DNA that conjures up the spirit of the Staple Singers fronting The Band, or Ray Charles' genre-busting album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. Charismatic lead singer Yolanda Quartey 'brings huge reserves of subtle but persuasive emotion to bear with her restrained blues vocals' (The Independent).
They make their Festival debut, performing material from recent Naim release Old Pines.