Soul Revivers

On The Grove

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Acid Jazz Records presents Nick Manasseh & David Hill’s Soul Revivers: ‘On The Grove’.

An ambitious and passionate collaboration project, it features musicians spanning seven decades, including Jamaican legends: Ernest Raglin, Ken Boothe, Earl 16 and Devon Russell; alongside contemporary artists, including jazz trumpeter Ms. Maurice (known for her work with Afro—Jazz Ensemble Kokoroko and Nubya Garcia), and vocalist Alexia Coley.

The roots of Soul Revivers lie in film. In late 2017, David was asked to act as music and creative consultant for Idris Elba’s Yardie. David & Nick’s subsequent productions for the film provided the spark for what would become the album.

‘On The Grove’ was produced at Yard Studios, under the Westway, below the charred hulk of Grenfell. It is a journey through the moodier side of reggae, and a progression in the ever evolving, yet timeless nature of the music. It is also a tribute to its long connection to West London, and in particular Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill, distilled in the sleeve itself, which features Charlie Phillips’ photograph of Lepke (founder of Dread Broadcasting Platform) setting up for the Notting Hill Carnival in the late ‘70s.

Alongside the featured artists, there are stellar performances throughout, from an extraordinary range of London’s most talented musicians, completing the next chapter in the musical mythology of West London reggae.

TRACK LISTING

No More Drama – Feat. Ernest Raglan
Tell Me Why – Feat. Ken Boothe
Got To Live – Feat. Earl 16
Look No Further – Feat. Ms. Maurice
Gone Are The Days – Feat. Alexia Coley
Meanwhile Shuffle – Feat. Matic Horns
Cee Rocka – Feat. Dougal And Ciyo
The Underground – Feat. Devon Russell
Where The River – Feat. Earl 16
Harder – Feat. Ernest Raglin
Futile Cause – Feat. Alexia Coley
Down River – Feat. Ms. Maurice

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