Even those who are just a little interested in the current British scene are likely to come across Shabaka Hutchings. The bustling musician, born 1984, has Caribbean roots and is a classically trained clarinettist. For years, he has been amongst the most active and adventurous musicians in a scene that is characterised by an undogmatic understanding of jazz that is open to all directions. He sometimes jams with Soweto Kinch or Steve Beresford, sometimes works wit Hieroglyphic Being or Floating Points for dance floor, sometimes tours as a part-time member of Heliocentrics with Mulatu Astatke or is on stage with Sun Ra Arkestra Arkestra when they perform in London. In 2015, Hutchings performed with the unpredictable Sons of Kemet in Ludwigshafen. Last year, he was guest at Enjoy Jazz with the projects Melt Yourself Down and The Comet Is Coming and had just travelled to South Africa to experience musicians from Johannesburg and Cape Town play his pieces. “Wisdom of Elders”, as the album is called, fascinatingly combines Afro-futuristic spiritual jazz with Afro-Caribbean melodics and specific South African rhythms. The key words here are: red hot!