Very happy that Jazzwise Magazine has announced the album launch through featuring our collaborative video with film makers Anna Maguire and Emily Bailey on their Video of the Day series. The film can watched via the link, with further info about the collaborative process on the YouTube page.
A few weeks to go until Polar Waters is released and awesome to have been played by Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 6. The album’s opening track Swimming in Winter was aired for the first time and either side of us were She Can’t Love You by Chemise and Tiya Mowa by Bokani Dyer.
Neil Spencer’s detailed review of Polar Waters was published in The Observer over the weekend and is available to read in full on The Guardian website via the link. Very happy for the album to be getting this kind of exposure in the UK’s most dedicated newspaper for culture.
Landfill, the third and final pre-release single from our upcoming album Polar Waters is now available to stream. This is a through composed piece, featuring solos from Andrej on trombone and myself on alto.
Swirl and Gather, the second pre-release single from our upcoming album Polar Waters is now available to stream. The music develops through an extended improvisation with Anna Serierse on vocals and myself on alto and the composition is inspired by Claire Cox’s poem Seasick.
Deception Island, the first pre-release from our upcoming album Polar Waters is now available to stream. Johannes Mann and Marc Doffey are featured soloists and it’s awesome to be able to share the first part of this project.
The composition is inspired by Catherine Fauld’s poem Deception Island, whose travels to the antarctic and arctic have informed her work.
Thrilled that TWO(!) tracks from Silent Sea are featured in this week’s Jazz In Europe New Releases Spotify Playlist. And that the album’s opening track Maurice was chosen as the lead-off track for the playlist 🙂
The full-show from Sarah Chaplin’s Jazz London Live radio programme is now available to listen to online. It was a pleasure doing the interview with Sarah last week, where we speak about the upcoming album Silent Sea, and played through out the broadcast are amazing recordings from Warne Marsh, Sonny Stitt and Chick Corea!
Very pleased that the title track to our upcoming album Silent Sea was pre released on Spotify last week and has already gained over 4,000 streams by 3,000 different listeners! We’re thrilled that it was also chosen to feature on the official Spotify Editorial Playlist Jazz X-Press
Really excited that the debut album from the Joshua Jaswon Octet is going to be released on Ubuntu Music later this year! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The music sets the texts of contemporary British poems by Jackie Kay, Maura Dooley and Rachael Boast to originally composed music and features these awesome musicians: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Further info about the album can be found in the PRESS section and more content to come out soon 🙂