SONS OF KEMET — Your Queen Is A Reptile

Jazz music community with review and forums

SONS OF KEMET - Your Queen Is A Reptile cover
3.98 | 3 ratings | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 2018

Tracklist

1 My Queen Is Ada Eastman 6:41
2 My Queen Is Mamie Phipps Clark 5:31
3 My Queen Is Harriet Tubman 5:40
4 My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper 5:07
5 My Queen Is Angela Davis 6:35
6 My Queen Is Nanny of the Maroons 6:44
7 My Queen Is Yaa Asantewaa 7:04
8 My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu 5:20
9 My Queen Is Doreen Lawrence 6:52

Total length: 55:34

Line-up/Musicians

Shabaka Hutchings: saxophone;
Pete Wareham: saxophone (track 4);
Nubya Garcia: saxophone (track 7);
Theon Cross: tuba;
Tom Skinner: drums;
Seb Rochford: drums (tracks 1, 2, 4-6, 8, 9);
Moses Boyd: drums (tracks 3, 7, 8);
Eddie Hick: drums (tracks 3, 7);
Maxwell Hallett: drums (track 9);
Josh Idehen: vocals (tracks 1, 9);
Congo Natty: vocals (track 2)

About this release

Impulse! ‎– 00602567364351 (Europe)

Thanks to snobb for the addition and js for the updates

Buy SONS OF KEMET - YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE music

Amazon (logo)
Your Queen Is A Reptile [2 LP]Your Queen Is A Reptile [2 LP]
Impulse 2018
$20.41
$23.86 (used)
Your Queen Is A ReptileYour Queen Is A Reptile
UNIVERSAL 2018
$29.12
$28.32 (used)
Showing 2 items | Cache expiring in 22h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Sons of Kemet Your Queen is a Reptile 2xLP sealed vinyl + download Sons of Kemet Your Queen is a Reptile 2xLP sealed vinyl + download USD $26.98 Buy It Now 12h
SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE CD NEW SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE CD NEW USD $16.00 Buy It Now 1 day
SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE CD NEW SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE CD NEW USD $15.15 Buy It Now 1 day
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile [New CD] Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile [New CD] USD $15.39 Buy It Now 3 days
Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile 2LP NEW Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile 2LP NEW USD $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile [New CD] Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile [New CD] USD $12.51 Buy It Now 3 days
Sons of Kemet: Your Queen Is a Reptile (CD) Sons of Kemet: Your Queen Is a Reptile (CD) USD $25.41 Buy It Now 4 days
Your Queen Is A Reptile Sons Of Kemet Audio CD Your Queen Is A Reptile Sons Of Kemet Audio CD USD $21.88 Buy It Now 6 days
SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE VINYL LP NEW SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE VINYL LP NEW USD $30.00 Buy It Now 6 days
SONS OF KEMET - Your Queen Is A Reptile - CD SONS OF KEMET - Your Queen Is A Reptile - CD USD $16.41 Buy It Now 6 days
SONS OF KEMET: YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE (LP vinyl *BRAND NEW*) SONS OF KEMET: YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE (LP vinyl *BRAND NEW*) USD $36.65 Buy It Now 9 days
Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile 602567364351 (CD Used Very Good) Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile 602567364351 (CD Used Very Good) USD $13.39 Buy It Now 9 days
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile - New CD Album Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile - New CD Album USD $16.68 Buy It Now 9 days
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile - New Vinyl LP Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile - New Vinyl LP USD $30.80 Buy It Now 9 days
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile [New Vinyl LP] Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile [New Vinyl LP] USD $23.79 Buy It Now 10 days
Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile (Mercury Music 2018) [CD] Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile (Mercury Music 2018) [CD] USD $15.01 Buy It Now 12 days
SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE (UK IMPORT) VINYL LP NEW SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE (UK IMPORT) VINYL LP NEW USD $27.35 Buy It Now 12 days
Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile (Mercury Music 2018) [CD] Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile (Mercury Music 2018) [CD] USD $15.51 Buy It Now 14 days
Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile (Mercury Music 2018) [CD] Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile (Mercury Music 2018) [CD] USD $15.40 Buy It Now 15 days
SONS OF KEMET - Your Queen Is A Reptile - Vinyl (2xLP) SONS OF KEMET - Your Queen Is A Reptile - Vinyl (2xLP) USD $29.00 Buy It Now 17 days
SONS OF KEMET - YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE  2 VINYL LP NEW+ SONS OF KEMET - YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE 2 VINYL LP NEW+ USD $47.91 Buy It Now 18 days
Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile NEW LP Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile NEW LP USD $24.70 Buy It Now 18 days
Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile New CD Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile New CD USD $14.26 Buy It Now 19 days
Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile New Vinyl Set Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile New Vinyl Set USD $27.19 Buy It Now 19 days
Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile (NEW 2 VINYL LP) Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile (NEW 2 VINYL LP) USD $32.08 Buy It Now 20 days
Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile New Vinyl Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile New Vinyl USD $31.72 Buy It Now 21 days
SONS OF KEMET - YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE   CD NEW+ SONS OF KEMET - YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE CD NEW+ USD $17.30 Buy It Now 22 days
Sons Of Kemet Your Queen Is A Reptile Vinyl 2 LP NEW sealed Sons Of Kemet Your Queen Is A Reptile Vinyl 2 LP NEW sealed USD $36.56 Buy It Now 23 days
SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE (UK IMPORT) CD NEW SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $15.72 Buy It Now 24 days
SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE (UK IMPORT) CD NEW SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $16.97 Buy It Now 24 days
SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE (UK IMPORT) VINYL LP NEW SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE (UK IMPORT) VINYL LP NEW USD $25.70 Buy It Now 26 days
Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile (NEW CD) Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile (NEW CD) USD $15.39 Buy It Now 26 days
SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE VINYL LP NEW SONS OF KEMET-YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE VINYL LP NEW USD $31.02 Buy It Now 26 days
Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile NEW CD Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile NEW CD USD $13.94 Buy It Now 28 days
SONS OF KEMET: YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE (LP vinyl) SONS OF KEMET: YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE (LP vinyl) USD $36.70 Buy It Now 29 days
Showing all 37 items | *Auction price may increase, data is cached, expiring in 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

SONS OF KEMET YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

snobb
They say there's no jazz for young people? Wrong, just look at the burgeoning London jazz scene! British-Caribbean reedsman Shabaka Hutchings rules there with his space jazz project, Comet Is Coming, plus Afrobeat Ancestors and the spiritual jazz of Sons Of Kemet.

New "Sons'..." album (already third) is just released and it burns. If Shabaka's "Comet..." is hardly jazz in traditional sense with lot of danceable electronics, "Sons..." music is rooted in jazz tradition for sure. Its an unorthodox band containing sax player, tuba player and two drummers playing music which comes right from the Paris clubs of the late 60s (Art Ensemble of Chicago's early European years) and London's Notting Hill of the late 70s (read - 2-Tone ska). Add modern rap on some songs (in a nod to the Afrocentric poets of the late 60s) - there it is.

Even more - "Your Queen Is a Reptile" is a politically sharp criticism on the British Monarchy, growing nationalism and anti-immigration moods. By its atmosphere this music is closer to BLM and anti-fa punk than more conservative jazz. Shabaka builds his own Monarchy by coronation of more or less known black women (incl. activist Angela Davis, Harriet Tubman, Ashanti queen mother Yaa Asantewaa and yes - his own great-grand mother Ada Eastman among others). Possibly surprising, the album's music is not particularly angry at all, more relaxed and even danceable in moments.

Right from the very first seconds of the opener, "My Queen is Ada Eastman", the listener is caught by the drummers' African rhythms and sax/tuba tight collaboration (ok, vocalist Joshua Idehen's rap is a matter of taste, but many will dig it). Then you get Caribbean tunes, dub and more African rhythms - all spiced with quite free jazz sax and tuba solos. Different from decades of modern jazz evolution, where complexity is usually a mandatory attribute of the genre, "Sons..." keep their music in the pocket.

The single (and one of the strongest album's songs) "My Queen Is Harriet Tubman", has been released prior to the album's release and received strong media exposure, start on this one in case of doubt. It's interesting that the album itself is released on legendary in past "true" jazz label "Impulse!", home for John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders among many other jazz greats of their generation.

Here is a jazz for our modern days, returning back to the streets, and away from concert halls, arrogant city intellectual clubs and marginals fests, becoming people's music as it was in the late 60s (and as it was with the punk/ska explosion in London in the late 70s).

Members reviews

No SONS OF KEMET YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

  • bollotoral
  • lunarston

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Sisters in Jazz Vocal Jazz
CÆCILIE NORBY
Buy this album from MMA partners
Double Screening 21st Century Modern
ÉMILE PARISIEN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Mare Nostrum III Post-Fusion Contemporary
PAOLO FRESU
Buy this album from MMA partners
Telepathy Hard Bop
CHRISTOPHER HOLLYDAY
Buy this album from MMA partners
Running Man Fusion
COWBOYS FROM HELL
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

Running Man
COWBOYS FROM HELL
js· 11 hours ago
Frankenstein
DALE HEAD
js· 15 hours ago
If Love Were All
WAYNE POWERS
js· 1 day ago
Laugh With Charlie
DJANGO FESTIVAL ALL STARS
js· 1 day ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us