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Orphy Robinson at FR#229. Photo: M de Pulford

FR#229 Black Top with Xhosa Cole

Thu 14-04-22 - Doors at 7:30 pm

Fruitworks Coworking
1-2 Jewry Ln, Canterbury CT1 2NP

Black Top, the duo of multi-instrumentalist Orphy Robinson and pianist Pat Thomas, is a shape-shifting unit whose freely improvised performances combine twisted loops, samples and dub-effects, drawing on their Afro-Caribbean roots with a spontaneity and daring rooted in experimental free-jazz. 

Returning to Free Range after their 2019 performance, they are joined by the gifted 24-year old saxophonist, flautist and composer, Xhosa Cole (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2018).

[Black Top’s latest album, Some Good News,] vibrates with wild energy from start to finish … But what really lifts this above the average is the unit's ability to switch seamlessly into diasporic pan-global grooves … This 21st century melting pot is brimming over with thrills. (Jazzwise)

Links

Black Top (live at Free Range 2019)

https://soundcloud.com/search?q=black%20top%20free%20range

Xhosa Cole

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5S8zWkNJpQ

Sponsors and Partners:

Arts Council Enland Project Grants logo
Supported by Arts Council England Project Grants
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