Genre-defying Harpist Brandee Younger Brings her Acclaimed Trio to Church of Sound, London
October 14th, 2018
London, UK — Church of Sound, located at St James the Great, St James Clapton, London is thrilled to welcome harpist Brandee Younger & her trio on Sunday, October 14th. Alongside Rashaan Carter on bass and a special guest on drums, Younger will perform two exciting sets. The first, The Harp Ecstatic, will consist of a selection of harp tracks, ranging from the well-known to the obscure. The second second will be a recital of Brandee’s own music. There will be food served from 7.30pm and Church of Sound resident selectors Lexus Blondin & Born Cheating will be on the decks as the audience gathers.
Tickets available here.
Contemporary harpist Brandee Younger is one the most in-demand and innovative musicians of her time. Of her second album as a leader, Wax & Wane (2016), Nate Chinen at The New York Times enthused, “Ms. Younger’s sleek, assured new album, luxuriates in groove.” She’s played with jazz legends like Pharoah Sanders and Jack DeJohnette as well as John Legend, Common, and Drake and is considered one of the leading harpists of her generation. Recently, Younger led a trio of harpists alongside the incomparable Moses Sumney for a stirring rendition of his single “Quarrel”. A regular collaborator with Sumney, Younger’s haunting contributions are chronicled on a rare live performance for The Fader which is viewable here via Revive Music. In addition to her work with Sumney, Younger recently participated in “Monastic and Ecstatic: A Glimpse into the Life and Legacy of Alice Coltrane” at MOMA PS1. This 6 hour event on the life of Alice Coltrane featured presentations, performances and lectures by Brandee Younger, Ravi Coltrane, Michelle Coltrane, Ashley Kahn, Laraaji and Kelsey Lu.
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