Moses Boyd nominated for the Hyundai Mercury Prize

Just announced on the Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music show are the nominations for the Hyundai Mercury Prize, one of the music industry's most credible awards and which traditionally includes a jazz nomination even if jazz never wins. This year, …

Published: 23 Jul 2020. Updated: 4 months.

Just announced on the Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music show are the nominations for the Hyundai Mercury Prize, one of the music industry's most credible awards and which traditionally includes a jazz nomination even if jazz never wins.

This year, following on from Seed Ensemble last year, Moses Boyd has been nominated. Celebrated for his work as one half of Binker and Moses and in the band of singer Zara McFarlane, the drummer bandleader Moses Boyd's work as a leader on the Afrofuturist heavily post-produced Dark Matter made a splash in February. The album blends grime, Afrobeat and club influences – Moses playing in an open, rangey style.

The winner will be announced on 10 September.

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August release for Billy Childs' Acceptance

Here's the engrossing, Weather Report-like atmosphere of 'Leimert Park' from pianist Billy Childs' Acceptance featuring on soprano sax Steve Wilson, Childs on Fender Rhodes. Hans Glawischnig on electric bass, Eric Harland on drums and Munyungo …

Published: 23 Jul 2020. Updated: 4 months.

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Here's the engrossing, Weather Report-like atmosphere of 'Leimert Park' from pianist Billy Childs' Acceptance featuring on soprano sax Steve Wilson, Childs on Fender Rhodes. Hans Glawischnig on electric bass, Eric Harland on drums and Munyungo Jackson on congas to be released by Mack Avenue in late-August.

Childs, a big infuence on players like Gwilym Simcock who dedicated tracks to him on his recent album Near and Now, won a Grammy for best jazz instrumental album for Rebirth released by the same label Mack Avenue three years ago. Beyond the core album band guests include Elena Pinderhughes on flute; vocalists Alicia Olatuja, Aubrey Johnson and Sara Gazarek; and percussionist Rogerio Boccato.