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Sons of Kemet
Your Queen Is A Reptile


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“Your Queen Is a Reptile is the third album by British Jazz group Sons of Kemet. The album title and sleeve notes refer to the British monarchy and how it does not represent black immigrants; "Your Queen is not our Queen She does not see us as human". Instead the track titles all refer to influential black women throughout history. The first woman Ada Eastman was Hutchings great grandmother from Barbados. Band leader Shabaka Hutchings wrote and plays saxophone on all tracks, Theon Cross plays tuba, and Seb Rochford and Tom Skinner play drums. It also features toaster Congo Natty and performance poet Josh Idehen.” – Wiki

“Your Queen is Sons of Kemet’s first release on Impulse!, the label that was home to Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, and Pharoah Sanders at their peaks. This adds another dimension to Hutchings’ relationship with American jazz, placing him among the players whose work he’s trying so hard to subvert and deconstruct. It is a peculiar achievement for him in some ways, but it is also a testament to his talents as a composer and player.” – Pitchfork

“With a twin drum attack (rotating between Tom Skinner, Seb Rochford, Eddie Hick and another UK jazz breakout, Miles Boyd) and nimble tuba player Theon Cross, Kemet makes for a formidable rhythmic backdrop for Hutchings to move about in, perfect for appealing to a new generation of jazz fans less focused on standards and chord changes than letting the beat hit ‘em.” – Spin

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Sons of Kemet


Your Queen Is A Reptile


Impulse! ‎


2 × Vinyl, LP, Album



Release Date:

30 Mar 2018




Afrobeat, Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation, Avant-garde Jazz

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