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Award-winning saxophonist and Jenga piece of the feted London nu-jazz scene Nubya Garcia returns with a new single, Pace – her first release on Concord Jazz.
And when one’s trying to make a good first impression with a new and highly-prestigious label, it seems only right that one rustles up a few of one’s most highly-respected mates; in this case, Joe Armon-Jones (keys), Daniel Casimir (double bass) and Sam Jones (drums).
Pace is an ode to the speed of modern life; a speed which contributes to people feeling “very isolated and disconnected from ourselves and each other,” says Garcia. Her response was to write something that she hopes will make us “think about what makes each of us joyful, what things we personally reach towards to feel grounded.”
What makes me feel joyful are Armon-Jones’ tumbling piano lines, Casimir’s manic bass runs and Jones’ fluttering, feral drum patterns. And, of course, Garcia is always on hand to add a healthy dose of chaos to the mix.
If you like this try my review of Nerija’s Riverfest.
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And so we reach a cease-fire for this week.
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Until next time, love and noise.
– SV –