|October 11, 2019|
Released May 2018: Honored to be on Emanative’s new album Earth, (Jazzman Records). They are an amazing Jazz/Funk/World group from the U.K. lead by drummer Nick Woodmansey. I appear on Heaven’s Mirror, and also engineered the flutes and some saxophone tracks. The New Album features a stellar cast of top notch musicians. Led by drummer and producer Nick Woodmansey, Emanative have created a cosmic strand of multi-cultural UK jazz with African, Indian and Middle Eastern influences unlike any other act on the UK scene. Following on from their previous record on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label back in 2015, Earth celebrates the diverse backgrounds of it’s galaxy of contributors, which includes members of the US spiritual jazz legends The Pyramids, Afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi (previously of Fela Kuti’s Africa 80), key protagonist from Manchester’s jazz scene Nat Birchall, India-raised Ninja Tune artist and Shabaka Hutchings-collaborator Sarathy Korwar, Ibibio Sound Machine player Ben Hadwen, Benjamin Page from RocketNumberNine, The Heliocentrics’ Malcolm Catto and Flying Lotus collaborator Ahu. It also has received amazing reviews in Bandcamp, Quietus, Straight No Chaser, BBC radio.
You can listen, download, or order physical copies at https://emanative.bandcamp.com/album/earth
Here’s an interview with band leader Nick Woodmansey: https://bandcamp.com/?show=285