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Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid

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Steve Reid made his recording debut in 1964, aged 19, playing on Martha and the Vandella’s “Dancing in the Street”. He went on to play with legendary figures in avant-garde jazz such as Miles Davis, Archie Shepp, Sam Rivers and David Murray, but also in soul, such as James Brown, Dionne Warwick and Chaka Khan. In the late 60’s he spent three years in West Africa, where he studied African rhythms and played with Fela Kuti.

Kieran Hebden developed Four Tet’s sample-based collage of jazz, folk and soul textures in downtime between recording with Fridge, the band he started with school friends Adem Ilhan and Sam Jeffers. After “Dialogue” was released by Output, Kieran went on to produce “Pause”, “Rounds” and “Everything Ecstatic” for Domino.

The collaboration came about through a mutual friend, Antoine at Paris Jazz Corner. Kieran was keen to revisit the kind of intense dialogues to be found in 70’s free jazz duos; Steve liked Four Tet and wanted to engage with modern electronic textures, something he felt had not yet been done well in jazz. The result was a show in Paris, one in London, and then straight after, “The Exchange Sessions”.

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  • cigarromagico

    un mundo diferente....

    29 Mar 2011 Reply
  • anakin45

    vidéo: Tongues de Steve Reid et de Kieran Hebden : http://www.atticawebzine.com/2010/12/video-tongues-de-steve-reid-et-de-kieran-hebden/

    30 Dec 2010 Reply
  • no-thanks

    sadness. they made some boss records together though.

    15 Apr 2010 Reply
  • rifewithdisease

    Well. I held off from buying a physical copy of Tongues for ages, & the day that it arrives, one of the featured performers dies. I feel strangely blameworthy. :/

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • adam_wrong

    I can't believe this. RIP.

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • phaelux

    r.i.p steve :.(

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • andover

    *bump* just bought mp3s, tis nice.

    29 Jan 2010 Reply
  • jt18

    Cant wait for DINGWALLS!!

    12 Nov 2008 Reply
  • SixShooterSam

    the new album is pretty great.

    2 Nov 2008 Reply
  • -TwoHeadedBoy-

    Between B & C

    30 Oct 2008 Reply
  • ecky29

    yes i want NYC to , masterpiece is available now in netherl

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • jtblgm

    that's what i was wondering too! i'm looking forward to hear there new masterpiece, anyone that has listened already? it's still not out in the netherlands...

    26 Oct 2008 Reply
  • helloyok

    there's a new album out according to four tet's website... why's no one talking about it?

    9 Sep 2008 Reply
  • SecretsSet-up

    sun never sets (james holden remix) is big. brings a little bit control in the tune, but fortunately not too much.

    20 Jun 2008 Reply
  • yourpassenger

    If you get a chance go see them live, truly amazing. Steve Reid is a LEGEND.

    1 Jun 2008 Reply
  • cnwb

    Bumpy!

    31 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Gniida

    Love this music, but why there is nothing mentioned about song The sun never sets? -they use sample from Conrad Schnitzler song - Ballet Statique. Listen to it! I think its copyright law or just a plagiarism at the worst. or maybe its ok in nowadeys, that you can bring another ideas and call it as yours? :/

    15 Sep 2007 Reply
  • ascensionday

    Listen to more Steve Reid, less Four Tet.

    11 Aug 2007 Reply
  • jazzy_ass

    i think tongues is excellent! it shines in its subtleness and minimalism. and it comes with the best greensleeves version, that i know :)

    13 Jul 2007 Reply
  • spendoctor_J

    Saw these guys in austin and met Kieran-- he was totally ego-free which is rare for a musician. Wild show, so-so album. Exchange Sessions stands on its own, apart from this stuff.

    22 Jun 2007 Reply
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