THE NU-JAZZ DIGEST | 28 JUNE 2019

BRYONY JARMAN-PINTO | DEVON GILFILLIAN | PARK JIHA | YAKUL | THEOPHILUS LONDON

Hello again friends, freaks and fans of nu-jazz music of the kind that wouldn’t know a bogey if it was right under its nose.

 I refer, of course, to the type of bogey made popular by the sport of golf; a reference which will not only segue nicely into an explanation of why this blog is a day late (I played for the first time ever yesterday and let’s just say it’s more tiring than it looks walking around, chatting ‘man-stuff’ while wearing crap pull-overs), but will also form the basis of the tortured analogy I always use to introduce my selections each week.

So here we go.

Easing us in like a pleasant early Summer buggy-ride up to the first is Bryony Jarman-Pinto, whose neo-soul On & On soundalike, Sunkissed provides our Charm Offensive this week.

Then, smashing us off the tee with a beautiful drive right up the fairway is the blues-rock riffage of Devon Gilfillian. His latest single Get Out and Get In is your Military Coup.

All looks to be going swimmingly as we sweetly chip towards the green with Korean ambient folk musician Park Jiha (pictured). Her track On Water is your Peaceful Protest.

However, a brief trip into the bunker for some sand-wedge fun comes in the form of your Guerrilla Warfare choice, Blossoming – a jazz, funk explosion of a track from Brighton-based Yakul.

Finally, putting in from the edge of the dancefloor is Theophilus London, who eschews his usual disco-shoes for the spikier sobriety of Seals – Solo. And that is your Quiet Riot for this week.

So, if any of that sounds suitably sub-par (that doesn’t sound like I mean ‘good’ does it… but I do) then give one or more of the above a bash.

(…and if you’re a golf fan, and any of the above makes me sound stupid, rather than tweeting me, telling me so, why don’t you go shove a six-iron where the sun don’t shine.)

BRYONY JARMAN-PINTO: SUNKISSED
DEVON GILFILLIAN: GET OUT AND GET IT
PARK JIHA: ON WATER
YAKUL: BLOSSOMING
THEOPHILUS LONDON: SEALS – SOLO

P.S. You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the 45 RPM Playlist on Spotify itself.

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– SV –

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