Jazz UK: Spitting Fire 8 May 2022: Sunday on BBC Four
DJ broadcaster and music journalist Tina Edwards celebrates some of the most exciting talent in a new and dynamic underground music scene, featuring live performance and interviews with the next generation of jazz artistes.
Tina takes us on a musical journey where each city has its own unique sound and vibe, from the spiritual jazz of Matthew Halsall in Manchester to the electronic, emotional collaborations of Bristol’s Ishmael Ensemble, to the raw, impassioned, rave-inducing sounds from London’s Sons of Kemet.
The documentary showcases live performances and interviews from some of the scene’s key artistes, including Emma-Jean Thackray, Steam Down, and Alabaster dePlume. It’s a fusion of eclectic influences and cultures.
Some say it’s jazz – others say it’s not. With crowds swelling at sold-out festivals and sweat dripping from the walls of packed clubs, this DIY counterculture movement is gaining momentum.
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About the Show
This show is broadcast on BBC Four, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.