The EFG London Jazz Festival is thrilled to welcome the legendary Iggy Pop to Barbican this November, in a UK exclusive performance of his critically acclaimed new album, Free.
‘Iggy Pop has delivered one of the most singular and interesting records of his long career.’(Consequence of Sound)
From breaking new grounds in punk rock with The Stooges to his radio show at BBC 6 Music, Iggy Pop has always challenged norms, defied expectations and has been a major influence on countless musicians from a wide range of genres.
Building on years of jazz collaborations with the likes of Medeski Martin and Wood, as well as on Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow and Bobby Previte’s Loneliness Road, and his jazz, chanson and literature influenced 2009 album Préliminaires, Pop takes the lead role in Free, described as ‘irresistible, loose, thoughtful and free-wheeling – a dreamy and sparse soundscape‘ (★★★★ by The Independent.)
‘Free is a liberating collection that unshackles the star from his past and his insecurities, and slowly cracks open a door to version of the future that will inevitably arrive when he’s ready. Wherever that journey takes him in this phase of his career, it’ll be an honour to witness.’ (★★★★ NME)