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LISTEN: Linda Sharrock Live At Le Guess Who?
Patrick Clarke , February 6th, 2018 13:05

Hear a recording of the legendary jazz singer's set at one of Europe's finest festivals below

Photo by Melanie Marsman

In November last year, the wonderful Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht played host to, among many others, the legendary jazz singer Linda Sharrock.

The recording of her phenomenal performance at the festival has just been made available, and can be listened to below.

The performance was curated by audiovisual performance project Jerusalem In My Heart, and consists of three lengthy improvisational pieces. The full line-up on the recordings is:

Linda Sharrock - Voice
Mario Rechtern - Soprano, Alto, Baritone, Saxoline
Margaret Unknown - Guitar, Electronics
Farida Amadou - Basa
Jasper Stadhouders - Guitar
Onno Govaert - Drums

In 2009, Sharrock suffered a stroke which left her partially disabled and unable to speak, however managed to return to performing just a few years later, collaborating with Mario Rechtern and Margaret Unknown.

Ahead of the performance last year, tQ's Stewart Smith spoke to Rechtern and Unknown, and provided this essential guide to the work of the prolific artist.

To read our review of Le Guess Who? in full, click here.