Dave Heath: Rhapsody
Friedrich Gulda: Concerto for cello & wind orchestra
Shabaka Hutchings: Babylon (World premiere)
Sons of Kemet set
In this special one-off BBC Radio 3 commission Shabaka Hutchings, saxophonist, composer, and BBC Radio 3 New Generation artist, joins forces with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Shabaka Hutchings is fast becoming the name to look out for on the British jazz scene. With Soweto Kinch and Courtney Pine as mentors he has performed with Tomorrow's Warriors, The Jazz Warriors and Mercury-nominated Polar Bear.
In this one-off gig Shabaka takes his sound-world to another level with a brand new commission. This world premiere features the BBC Concert Orchestra, beatboxer Jason Singh and sonic frontiersman Leafcutter John in an ambitious amalgamation of jazz, minimalist classical music and electronica.
Dave Heath's music is based on John Coltrane and Miles Davis. A controversial musical figure, Heath has created his own genre of music blending jazz, rock, electronic and Celtic sounds. His 'Rhapsody' was commissioned for the BBC Concert Orchestra's 50th anniversary.
Labelled an eccentric, Friedrich Gulda's music defies classification. Born out of the fearlessness and anarchy of the '80s music scene, his 'Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra' melds classical and jazz traditions to create something entirely new. Featuring Benjamin Hughes, cello.
Sons of Kemet - Seb Rochford / Tom Skinner / Oren Marshall / Shabaka Hutchings
`One of the hippest of new UK bands' (Guardian)
`easily the most exciting band to come my way on the new Brit-Jazz scene' (Jazzwise)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Sons of Kemet
Benjamin Hughes cello
Keith Lockhart conductor