Skinnyman – A Council Estate of Mind Live

Skinnyman - A Council Estate of Mind Live

Monday 11th April 2022

The Jazz Cafe presents

Skinnyman – A Council Estate of Mind Live

7:30 pm until 11:00 pm


Price: £20.70

Status: Tickets will go on sale on February 1st at 10am (Updated on February 1st)

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Doors open at 7:30 PM – Event ends at 11:00 PM

Age: You must be 18 years of age or more to attend this event (no exceptions) | Photo ID – Please bring ID if you are 25 years of age or less or appear so. | | Access – Standing. There are no seats assigned. The venue is arranged on several floors with many stairs and no lift. Find out more about accessiblity.

About Skinnyman – A Council Estate of Mind Live

Having presented the first ever full live band performance of his landmark album last year, The Jazz Cafe takes one of the UK’s most revered hip-hop acts to perform 2004’s Council Estate of Mind in full backed by a live band of London’s finest jazz musicians.

Council Estate of Mind documents in detail many of the hardships of living in early 21st century Britain but it is laden with humour, wit and groundbreaking social commentary.

The production is a standout feature, sampling heavily from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, the beats range from jumpy, ska-laden numbers (“Council Estate of Mind”, “I’ll be Surprised”) to guitar-picked brooding pieces (“Day-To-Day Basis”, “Little Man pt. 1 and 2”) and, the two best songs on the album, featuring some very classy soul samples and some astounding lyrics, in the form of “Who, Me?” and “That’s What I’m Gonna Do”.

Jack Stephenson Oliver of Vels Trio leads a band made up of players from some of the most exciting breakout London jazz groups, who will arrange the original productions of this cult record.

“Council Estate of Mind is one of the handful of UK hip-hop LPs that’s remained fondly in the consciousness of a wider audience.” – The Face Magazine

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