We Are Sent Here By History

Shabaka and The Ancestors

We Are Sent Here By History, the sophomore album from Shabaka Hutchings' African roots music-tinged jazz octet is here on Impulse! orange vinyl.

Nutrition Facts
VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features
color Impulse Orange
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket type Gatefold
label Impulse
mastering engineer Guy Davie
mastering studio Electric Mastering
pressing location Hand Drawn Records
release type New Release
By the Numbers

2 lp
original release year
33 1/3 rpm
total pressing quantity
12 inch
vinyl size

Due to COVID-19 and its impact on manufacturing, we are experiencing pre-order delays more frequently. We’ll keep the estimated ship months as up to date as possible, but please be advised.

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If 2019 was the year Shabaka Hutchings cemented himself as a jazz figure to pay close attention to via The Comet Is Coming's Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery, 2020 is the year he cements himself as one of the genre's most adventurous, genius bandleaders, as his new album with his Johannesburg octet Shabaka and The Ancestors is a thrilling, challenging, stunning record that calls to mind classics by Eddie Gale and Archie Shepp, filtered through the cacophony of modern life and Fela Kuti. It's this year's jazz album to beat, awe-inspiring in its depth.


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We Are Sent Here By History
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