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international news _ 6th February, 2006

Four Tet's Got a Brand New Bag

Text by Nick Lawrence (HigherFrequency)

Despite being around 50 years younger, Kieran Hebden, better known as Four Tet, has a lot in common with James Brown, Fats Domino and Miles Davis. That's because he is about to release a collaborative album with legendary jazz drummer Steve Reid who in the past has worked with the three prominent 20th century artists.

Called "The Exchange Session: Vol. 1", the album will be released in the USA and UK during February on Domino Records, who this year broke UK sales records with the new album from England's latest rising stars, the Arctic Monkeys. While "The Exchange Session: Vol. 1" will be made up of just three tracks, listeners will still get their moneys worth with each promising about fifteen minutes of electronic jazz goodness. All three sessions were recorded at the Exchange in London and were completely improvised.

As the album's name suggests there will be a follow up album, unexpectedly named "The Exchange Session: Vol. 2", released later this year. So since the release of his widely acclaimed "Rounds" in 2003 the electronica/jazz/hip hop artist has been a very busy man. Four Tet has recently been seen DJing along side Timo Maas at DC10 and the End and late last year found time to release his "Everything Ecstatic Part II" DVD/CD.

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