Avant-garde jazz label Babel, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary next year, has confirmed that it will issue the debut album of Archaic Nubian Step Dub ensemble Black Top early in the New Year. It's a free improv live album Black Top's Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson, and guesting saxophonist Steve Williamson recorded in trio mode.

Black Top pictured at the Cockpit in Marylebone on 30 January 2012. Orphy Robinson, and Pat Thomas play the London Jazz Festival at Cafe Oto, London on Friday 15 November and Saturday 16 November with special guests Marco Eneidi (on the Friday), and Neil Charles, Cleveland Watkiss & Byron Wallen (on the Saturday). www.cafeoto.co.uk 


Updated 1 Nov 1330 'guesting' added