New Music From Nérija

Posted on Jul 22, 2019
New Music From Nérija

Nérija (pronounced ‘ne-ree-ya’) is the septet of contemporary jazz luminaries Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums), and Rio Kai (bass). Rooted in friendship, Nérija is a collective whose breakneck shifts in tempo and style rely on a deep understanding of mood, temperament and expression, a solid show of trust that extends beyond the usual bonds between musicians. Recorded in the boat-shaped confines of London’s legendary Soup Studios and produced by Kwes, the overarching goal with Blume was to capture the rawness, warmth, joy and the spirit of their relationship and performance.

Blume is a truly breath-taking collection of compositions that perfectly encapsulates everything Nérija; vibrant, engaging, infectious and truly current. For just over an hour, they take us on a sprawling and wonderful journey. Advance singles “Last Straw” and “Riverfest” are dancefloor-ready and perfectly exemplify the collaborative nature of the band. The album arrives in full on August 2 from Domino.

RIYL: Nubya Garcia, Kamasi Washington, Tortoise, Moses Boyd, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Theon Cross, Sons Of Kemet, Miles Davis, KOKOROKO

Label: Domino

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