Trumpeter Yazz Ahmed Fights Her Inner Destroyer with "La Saboteuse," on The Checkout

Feb 2, 2018

There's a lot of buzz in Europe about Yazz Ahmed. The Bahrain-born, British-based artist says she discovered her voice on trumpet and flugelhorn by stumbling on a Rabih Abou-Khalil recording featuring Kenny Wheeler. On this edition of My Music on The Checkout, she tells her fascinating story behind her own Arabic-jazz recording "La Saboteuse."


"La Saboteuse" translates as the person who sabotages. In this specific case, it's herself -- the artist who battles the various self-destructive voices inside her head. This segment was recorded at 2018 Winter JazzFest in New York City.

Producer: Simon Rentner
Assistant Producer: Anthony Nieves

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