The award-winning saxophonist and MC is taking a deep look at historical civil unrest
UK saxophonist, poet and MC Soweto Kinch has unveiled details of his new album. It’s called ‘The Black Peril’ and takes a deep look at episodes of civil unrest that followed the end of World War One, examining race riots that took place in the UK, the US and the Caribbean in 1919. Soweto says he’s inspired by the sounds of ragtime, proto-jazz, West Indian folk music and the classical works of black composers of the period, revisiting a time of momentous social change. The album features a number of guest musicians including British stars Jay Phelps, Giacomo Smith, Xhosa Cole and Nathanial Cross - plus US jazz players Eric Lewis and Gregory Hutchinson. It launches with a concert at the EFG London Jazz Festival on November 22nd, with Tomorrow’s Warriors on stage alongside members of the London Symphony Orchestra and Jazz FM Award winning drummer Makaya McCraven.