Forged in the clanging crucible of Barbados’ Carnival, tempered at London’s Guildhall School, Shabaka Hutchings’s reed sound glows red-hot in any setting—from the cataclysmic The Comet is Coming to this sinuous, intensely spiritual “Afro-Futurist” group in which Hutchings is flanked by South African musicians. The tour (March 25–July 26) takes in some 35 cities, including Knoxville (Big Ears Festival), Chicago, Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Tours, Los Angeles, Seattle, Toronto, Montreal, and Rotterdam (North Sea Jazz Festival). —E.E.
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