Nubya Garcia is a serious, uncompromising saxophonist with an intense, risk-taking sound. Her instrument eschews all frills and empty embellishments, her solos are hypnotic, enthralling poems of sound. Even more interesting is the rhythmic babel created around her by her band, a mixture of calypso, dub, reggae, afro-beat, funky, Latin and swing. Nubya and her ensemble have studied jazz at the Trinity Laban College, they know its story and implications like the back of their hand, yet they play it in their very own, playful post-American way.
From 20 a 23 euros + advance sale fee