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Nubya's 5ive is currently changing hands for exorbitant sums on Discogs. See why from the reviews below.

"She plays in a few collectives, but her solo work is already collectible (the first pressing of last year's Nubya's 5ive EP reportedly sold out on vinyl in one day)" - The Guardian 10.2.18

Note that 200 copies of the recent re-press were sold within one hour of becoming available.

"Garcia's exceptional 2017 EP Nubya's 5ive" - The Vinyl Factory 20.2.2018

"Her leader debut [Nubya's 5ive] is a winning excursion into groove-based modal jazz, alighting on similar territory to Kamasi Washington...Ideal summer listening, and an impressive calling card from the hugely talented Garcia" - The Quietus 19.7.2017

"5ive is remarkable, an intoxicating combination of vibrant soloing and stay-in-your-head hooks: At a recent set during New York's Winter Jazzfest, Garcia had a sold-out crowd whooping with recognition when she played first riff on the album's opener, "Lost Kingdoms." - Rolling Stone Magazine 15.2.18

"On her debut, Nubya's 5ive, she and her band strike an engrossing balance between long stretches of dreamy exploration and surges of vital virtuosic intensity" - The Austin 100, npr 1.3.18

Nubya won breakthrough act at the Jazz FM Awards in 2018

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LP Info: Expecting repress

Jazz re:freshed proudly presents the first release by 1000 Kings featuring Karl Rasheed Abel, Kwake Bass and one of the country's leading jazz saxophonists who, for contractual reasons, we can't name, but hey you'll recognise the quality immediately.

Berklee-trained bass player Karl has worked with such luminaries as Laura Mvula, Omar, Soweto Kinch and Courtney Pine as well as on his own solo projects. Kwake Bass is regarded as one of the established drummers in London having played with DOOM, Jehst and Kate Tempest. The combined band provide some of the highest quality musicianship coming out of the UK today on this release, Raw Cause.

With an average age of 19 when the album was released, TriForce is a jazz-infused band coming out of a vibrant London live music scene. Dominic Canning, Ricco Komolafe and Benjamin Appiah came together at Middlesex University finding a common interest in the music of Thundercat, J Dilla, Austin Peralta and Frankie Knuckles.

The exciting guitarist, Mansur Brown (who featured heavily on Yussef Kamaal's debut album 'Black Focus'), completes the band line-up that has already made themselves within London's alternative jazz community, due in no small part to their raw youthful energy.

In their own words, "The driving force behind TriForce are the values we take into our everyday lives. Creativity, innovation and empowerment...people have done Hip Hop...swing...RnB, it's time for it to go somewhere else. It's time for it to be elevated....It's now the UK's turn to show what we have to offer."

This vinyl LP contains an exclusive remix of the opening track Mikayoko by Kaidi Tatham, not available on the CD or digital download versions.

Trope's musical influences stretch much further afield and pull together a heady mix of jazz, soul, electronic dance music and Hip Hop that highlights their talent for sophisticated writing with complex melodies and harmonies.

"Here, harmonies interchange and tempos flip as each track takes you on a journey to an unknown destination. It's a delightful adventure. ...Trope 5ive rewards listeners with fresh details on every spin, such as the subtle strings accompanying The Drop or the plaintive piano-led interlude on Your Truth." - Commercial Break 2017

For his 5th release, rap aficionado Ty takes us on a journey of works from his heart. He tackles subjects like his childhood neighbourhood in Brixton and works through issues over the course of the album of poverty, depression, racism, family, Hip Hop and the creative process to philosophical musings on life and even imagined film soundtracks. The album, entitled 'A Work Of Heart' is produced and predominantly written by Ty. The sounds are a mixture of crisp, bouncy production, live instrumentation and vivid and entertaining lyrics. Featured guests include Tall Black Guy, Wayne Francis (United Vibrations) and the legendary Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets. Of the album the artist says "This is my life work, it's how I feel...I want to upgrade the view of Hip Hop." This jazz-infused Hip Hop album is simultaneously uplifting and thought-provoking.

STAFF COMMENTS

Millie says: Riddled with meaning and emotion, A Work Of Heart is an album which has been poured out of Ty straight into this heartfelt Hip Hop album. A definite must fan any Hip Hop fan.


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