A leading creative force on the 2010s London jazz scene, afrofuturist trio The Comet is Coming pushes the boundaries of jazz, funk, and electronica.

The Comet Is Coming

The British trio was comprised of saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings – operating under the alias King Shabaka –, keyboardist Danalogue and drummer Betamax. With their unique blend of otherworldly esounds and high-energy showcases, The Comet is Coming expanded on the afrofuturist legacy of Sun Ra, mixing themes of real-life politics and social consciousness with outer space escapism and a raucous sound that owes as much to the jazz heritage as it does to the club dancefloor. In 2024 the group announced a hiatus.