Jazz star Camilla George picks the tracks that shaped her
The saxophonist counts Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis and Michael Brecker among her artistic inspirations
When Lisa Simpson became a saxophone player, the precocious cartoon character inspired many other young girls around the world to do likewise. Camilla George was one of them.
Today this Nigerian-born, London-raised musician is a highly respected figure on the international jazz circuit, famous for her love of fusing African and western influences. Dubbed “the golden girl of jazz” by one critic, George’s albums also contain strong hip-hop elements based on her desire to return ...