What does it sound like?:
This is no fusion of jazz and world music, R&B, hip-hop or trip-hop. Just good, new instrumental jazz. Pianist Sarah Tandy has gathered a few top-notch young players (all friends and collaborators on other projects) from the current London scene for six original compositions ranging from the purely-acoustic to dreamy Electric-Miles-style things. On saxophone there is Binker Golding of sax/drums duo Binker & Moses and also Moses Boyd Exodus. On trumpet there is Sheila Maurice-Grey of Kokoroko, Nérija and SEED Ensemble. Sarah herself plays piano & keyboards for the Camilla George Quartet and SEED Ensemble. Bassist Mutale Chashi plays with Kokoroko. Drummer Femi Koleoso plays with the Camilla George Quartet and Ezra Collective. These young players all seem to pop up in each other’s bands and on each other’s recordings from time to time. Sarah’s acoustic piano playing reminds me of McCoy Tyner in his days with Coltrane, at times, but wilder and more intense in her soloing. On electric piano I’m reminded of how Chick Corea played on those early electric Miles Davis recordings. Again there’s more intensity when she solos. Plenty of space in the music for Binker and Sheila to get » Continue Reading.