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Tenderlonious Celebrates 50 years Thrust and 10 years of 22a Label

2nd November 2024

Thrust was the fourteenth studio album by Herbie Hancock, released in September 1974. The follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor: an earthy, funky, yet often harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated tour de force. It featured The Headhunters: saxophonist Bennie Maupin, bass guitarist Paul Jackson, drummer Mike Clark and percussionist Bill Summers. The rhythm, improvisation and feeling inspired many and still does. This was the start of danceable jazz for a 70s audience.

Ticket prices

£35 – £55


TENDERLONIOUS – flute, saxes, synths
HAMISH BALFOUR – piano, Rhodes, synths

22a has established itself as one of the most respected and important independent labels in the UK jazz and underground music scene. The south London based imprint was founded by DJ, producer and multi instrumentalist Tenderlonious back in 2013. The label has received support and praise from some of the leading tastemakers, DJ’s, newspapers, blogs and magazines in the world including; Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Bonobo, Jamz Supernova, The Guardian, The Times, Rolling Stone, Mojo, FACT, Clash and many more.

The label at the centre of South London’s musical evolution. Encompassing a kaleidoscopic patchwork of hip-hop, house, jazz, and groove investigations bound by one thread: a timeless belief in rhythm as a universal language.