Listen to the biggest hits from Sebastian "Seb" Rochford, including The Unconditional Secret, In Slow City, Libertino, and more on Slacker Radio. Days and Nights at the Takeaway 12: December. Sebastian Rochford/Ranjana Ghatak/Gina Loring. Days And Nights At The Takeaway, Vol. 1: January. The Unconditional Secret featuring Andy Sheppard. In Slow City by Soumik Datta.
on Days and Nights at the Takeaway 2: February. Faint Eligible Remains. Faint Eligible Remains (Pete Wareham Remix).
For a musician to have been in at the birth of one of the most vivaciously untrammelled big jazz ensembles ever formed in the UK could have been happenstance. That he did so again with a small group that stretched jazz’s comfort zones enough to be nominated for a Mobo award once and a Mercury prize twice, was hard evidence that the Mark Lockheart – a co-founder of the revolutionary big band Loose Tubes in 1984, and the genre-fluid Polar Bear 20 years later – has long had more. than luck on his side. Lockheart has hitched a jazz group, including Polar Bear’s rhythm section (bassist Tom Herbert and drummer Sebastian Rochford), pianist Liam Noble, and young Trinity Laban saxophonist Alice Leggett, to a 30-piece classical orchestra for Days on Earth.
Drummers with Seb Rochford's kind of virtuosity are always going to be in demand, but it's still astonishing to take a look over the full range of projects he's been involved with. He's the one degree of separation between Brett Anderson and Herbie Hancock, Yoko Ono and Peter Doherty, Brian Eno and Adele. His own band, Polar Bear, has become increasingly hard to classify. So it was purely what I wanted it to be without being influenced by anything outside. There are themes running through the album, but at the moment they feel too personal to talk about. I hope that people might connect with it solely from a musical point of view, to find their own meaning in it. Acoustic Ladyland - Last Chance Disco.
Sebastian Rochford is a Scottish drummer and bandleader who spans many musical genres. Rochford leads British band Polar Bear. He was born in Aberdeen and has a large family of two brothers and seven sisters. His father, Gerard Rochford, is an accomplished poet in the north east of Scotland. He is married to Matana Roberts. Seb is of Indian descent through the side of his mother who was Anglo Indian. He has worked with Corrine Bailey Rae and Herbie Hancock. He drummed on five songs on Carl Barat's solo album released on 4 October 2010. In 2011, he drummed on Brian Eno and Rick Holland's album Drums Between the Bells. Rochford produced and co-wrote a four-track EP with UK hip hop MC Mikill Pane, The Guinness & Blackcurrant EP, which was released independently on 24 October 2011. Rochford has collaborated with American theremin player Pamelia Kurstin.
Polar Bear is a British experimental jazz band led by drummer Seb Rochford with Pete Wareham and Mark Lockheart on tenor saxophone, Tom Herbert on double bass and Leafcutter John on electronics and occasionally guitar or mandolin. Polar Bear were nominated for the Best Band award at the BBC Jazz Awards 2004, while Rochford was nominated for the 'Rising Star' award. Their first album Dim Lit was released in the same year and was a small scale success.