Live at the South Bank
Kieran Hebden / Mats Gustafsson / Steve Reid
The late Steve Reid, veteran jazz drummer and percussionist, and Kieran Hebden (Four Tet), the British electronic musician/producer young enough to be his grandson, present the 5th and final installment of their momentous synergy. The music on this double album was recorded in concert on June 20, 2009 in the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London's Southbank Centre, as part of the Meltdown Festival curated by free jazz legend Ornette Coleman. For this marathon workout, Reid and Hebden were joined by Swedish power saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, whose fiery blowing style had inspired Kieran to seek out a drummer like Steve to work with in the first place. Live at the South Bank stands as a memorial to a thrilling and productive partnership sadly cut off in its prime.