And another curious Diaspora-Voice from the young British scene, who doesn’t profit from a club background or looking into the Caribbean style, but uses her own accents. Born 1983 in Bahrain, Yazz Ahmed began playing the trumpet when she was 9 years old, after moving to England. On her debut album “Finding My Way Home” (2011) she tried to feel into her Arabic roots, being inspired by the cooperation from Kenny Wheeler with Rabih Abou-Khalil. The widely celebrated follow-up “La Saboteuse” (2017) however was more subtle with the use of Arabic scales and convinces mostly through a finely balanced instrumentation of the vibraphone, bass clarinet and e-guitar and a bow to “Cosmic Jazz” of the early 1970s. “La Saboteuse” has been placed by critics between Miles Davis’ “In A Silent Way” and the polyrhythms of Jann Hassell’s “Fourth World”-approach, but also includes a cover of “Bloom” by Radiohead. Yazz Ahmend has already worked with Radiohead and the art-rock band These New Puritans, as well as ABC and Joan As Police Woman.
The concert is seated.