The Seed Ensemble - Driftglass

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Formed in 2016, SEED Ensemble is a ten-piece project led by composer, arranger and alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi. Already a giant on the UK jazz scene, she’s known for her work with jazz septet Nerija and afrobeat jazz group Kokoroko. Combinng jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, Cassie’s Kinoshi’s SEED Enesmble explores a blend of genres through both original compositions and arrangements. Collaborators on this project include Theon Cross (tuba), Sheila Mauric-Grey (trumpet), Chelsea Charmichael (tenor saxophone) all brilliant up and coming young London jazz musicians and one of London’s leading guitarists Shirley Tetteh. Compositions such as ‘The Darkies’ are a riposte to a resurgence of 1950’s-style racism while ‘WAKE (for Grenfell)’ is dedicated to victims of a social schism

 

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