Nubya Garcia (ts) + tbc...
The underground scene made in UK is definitely full of talent. Nubya Garcia is THE saxophonist of the year. One of the most prolific and coveted musicians of the London underground, she bewitches us with a mix of her Caribbean roots, her passion for modal jazz and her love of groove and hip hop.
Her desire is to create a new sound that would convey all kinds of feelings and thus transmit passion and emotion to her audience. Whether it's gospel, soul and Latin music from her childhood, or the grime, garage and dub she danced to in clubs, it's all there.
At the beginning of the year, the Brownswood label revealed in its compilation We Out Here some prominent members of the new generation of London underground jazz.
Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Moses Boyd, Joe Armon-Jones, a long list of gifted creators including Maisha, a collective led by drummer Jake Long.
Faithful to the innovative spirit of the great pioneers of 60's jazz spirituality such as Alice Coltrane, Don Cherry or Pharoah Sanders, the members of this variable geometry collective offer a contemporary fusion of free jazz, hypnotic West African rhythms and Afrobeat groove. Perfectly orchestrated tracks where time stretches, leaving room for daydreaming or trance.