Anthony Joseph ‘The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running For Their Lives’
Presented in partnership with NQ Jazz.
Anthony Joseph is a British-Trinidadian poet, novelist, musician and lecturer described as ‘the leader of the black avant-garde in Britain’. His written work and performance occupies a space between surrealism, Jazz and the rhythms of Caribbean speech and music.
Operating as a dedication to poetic ancestors and a coming together of musical generations, The Rich are Only Defeated When Running for their Lives is also an almighty jam. Recorded live last August, it shows off the prowess of a team of master musicians (Shabaka Hutchings among others) from Paris and London. Jason Yarde, who also produced Joseph’s 2018 album is credited as producer/composer/arranger.
He is the author of four poetry collections and three novels. As a musician, he has released eight critically acclaimed albums, and in 2020 received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Composers Award. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths University and is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at De Montfort University, Leicester.
Note – This is a standing show.
In addition to the link to purchase an e-ticket on this page, tickets can also be purchased in-person in advance at NQ Jazz gigs.
Doors 19.00, performance 20.00
Anthony Joseph voice / Jason Yarde alto saxophone / Denys Baptiste tenor saxophone / Thibaut Remy guitar / Andrew John bass / Rod Youngs drums
Date: wednesday 25 may
Time: 20.00 |
Price: £18 Full & £12 Students Advance / £22 Full & £15 Students on the door
- Barbican Meets: Anthony Joseph
- Anthony Joseph | EFG London Jazz Festival 2021
- Anthony Joseph on Apple Music
- The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running for Their Lives - Anthony Joseph - Bandcamp