Gilles Peterson presents new generation of UK jazz on We Out Here


The current wave of young UK jazz is showcased on a new compilation, We Out Here, released on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood label on 9 February 2018. Artists featured from the heavily spiritual jazz, fusion and Afrobeat-fuelled scene include Shabaka Hutchings, Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, Ezra Collective, Joe Armon Jones, Triforce, Moses Boyd, Kokoroko and Maisha (pictured).

While some of the newer names are still finding their feet in the studio, it's on the live circuit where they've been generating the biggest buzz. So with perfect timing several of the featured artists are appearing on two launch gigs for the album at the Hackney-based Total Refreshment Centre, with the first of two triple-bills featuring Joe Armon-Jones, Kokoroko and Theon Cross on 25 January, followed by Maisha, Nubya Garcia and TriForce on 26 January.

– Mike Flynn

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Filmmakers Canvas captured tuba virtuoso Cross performing a rare solo piece as part of their ongoing collaborations with all-consuming label/promoters Jazz re:freshed – see the video below.