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Listen to Four Tet and Steve Reid’s ‘Strings of Life’

The collaboration with the late jazz drummer has never been released until now

Four Tet and late jazz drummer Steve Reid collaborated a few times before Reid’s death in 2010. Together, they released albums like 2007’s Tongues, 2008’s NYC, and 2011’s Live At the South Bank, and they recorded a version of Derrick May’s “Strings of Life.” That recording was never officially released (it was played only on a Gilles Peterson podcast celebrating Reid’s life), but that has changed today. Kieran Hebden announced on Twitter that “Strings of Life” will be made available to stream, and here it is. Check that out, plus a 2010 film about the making of Tongues.

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