Late-autumn jazz album priority release highlights include a major extended work for jazz quartet and symphony orchestra to be released on the LSO Live label from alto saxophonist, composer, bandleader, MC, Soweto Kinch, with the London Symphony Orchestra recorded last year at London's Barbican during the 2021 London Jazz Festival.
“It fascinates me,'' Soweto says, ''how we’re all acquainted with an unspoken architectural and symbolic language of power. How do these monuments or myths affect how we see ourselves as a nation? Naming the piece 'White Juju' deliberately inverted ideas of the ‘savage’ or primitive. Perhaps the bizarre fetishes and obsessions of a cult religion are more visible in modern Britain than third world countries.”
The release date on digital is 2 December with a vinyl edition to follow next spring.
Soweto Kinch, photo: press. The cover of White Juju, above