Today it is six months since Gil passed away. Here is a newly edited video for I’ll Take Care Of You from his last studio album, I’m New Here.
Rest in peace.
From The Observer: “Jamie Byng, publisher of Canongate Books, was a friend of Gil Scott-Heron for more than 20 years. During 2010 they recorded this interview in London where the rapper-poet talked about his life and work, interspersed with intimate performances of his music. A fuller version of the film is to be released later in 2011.”
As you will be aware, English airspace has been closed due to volcanic ash spreading across the UK from Iceland. Unfortunately, and despite many rebooked flights and possible alternative travel arrangements, this has resulted in Gil Scott-Heron being unable to reach London and extremely regrettably his appearance has had to be cancelled. We are currently looking for an alternative date for this performance.
At this time we expect Saturday 24 April’s sold-out performance to go ahead as planned although this is dependent on flights being available. As soon as information becomes available we will update our website.