Various - We Out Here 2LPBrownswood Recordings
The New Sound of London Jazz. Brand new and exclusive songs by: Ezra Collective, Moses Boyd, Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings, Triforce, Joe Armon-Jones, Maisha Kokoroko.
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. Nodding to spiritual jazz influences, Maisha's 'Inside The Acorn' is a wandering, explorative rumination, balancing delicate washes of piano and percussion with sharp interplay between flute and bass clarinet. In contrast, Nubya Garcia's 'Once' is taut and carefully-poised, her tenor sax guiding a carefully-built energy to an explosive conclusion. And finally, Triforce's 'Walls' is a performance in two parts: starting with Mansur Brown's languorous, lyrical guitar, the second half switches up to a low-slung, g-funk-tipped groove.