In association with Gilles Peterson’s Steve Reid Foundation, we celebrate the funk and soul-inflected deep jazz sounds of Tribe Records alongside iconic trombonist and co-founder of the label, Phil Ranelin.
Producing spiritual, groovy, funky and soulful jazz layered with political awareness, Detroit-based Tribe records was formed in the 70s by a collective of impassioned musicians including Wendel Harrison, Marcus Belgrave and Harold McKinney. Always fully in control of their work, the group used the label to promote local talent and raise black social consciousness. Despite only being active in that decade their records continue to be re-released around the world, demonstrating the timeless nature of their music.
Phil himself has been a main stay of the jazz scene for decades, having shared bills with the likes of Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp. We’ll join him in celebrating this incredible label as well as his 80th Birthday with the release of his long-awaited 3 Record Vinyl Box Set on WideHive Records Phil Ranelin Collected 2003-2019.
Phil Ranelin – Trombone
Ben Hadwen – Saxophone
Robert Mitchell – Piano
Neville Malcolm – Upright Bass
Rod Youngs – Drums
Steve Reid Foundation aims to support young people to advance musically through educational initiatives and has been pivotal in the development of some of our finest rising stars. Representing the Foundation, Emanative / Nick Woodmansey provides DJ support with a vinyl set of deep, diverse jazz.
**There is a £2 voluntary donation for the show**