EZRA COLLECTIVE - YOU CAN'T STEAL MY JOY VINYL (2LP GATEFOLD)
Release Date: 26th April 2019
The debut album from the instrumental London five-piece collective that produce an electric mix of jazz, afrobeat, funk, hip-hop, dub, soul and grime. Featuring guest vocal spots from the likes of Jorja Smith and Loyle Carner and collaboration with London contemporaries KOKOROKO, You Can't Steal My Joy is a 'joyous' journey spanning genres, generations and the globe!
FFO: KOKOROKO, Nerija, Sons of Kemet, Alfa Mist
"London five-piece Ezra Collective are announcing their debut album. You Can't Steal My Joy is due April 26th, and marks the ensemble's return following the success of their genrebending 2017 EP Juan Pablo: The Philosopher. Ezra Collective’s incredible musicianship and spirited, inclusive approach to music - which draws on afrobeat, hip-hop, grime and more - has seen them break out beyond the burgeoning UK jazz scene. Their 2017 EP, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher, won ‘Best Jazz Album’ at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards and the band picked up ‘Best UK Jazz Act’ and ‘Live Experience Of The Year’ at the 2018 Jazz FM Awards. The five young Londoners played Quincey Jones’ birthday party and recently completed a mosh-pit-filled, sold out UK tour (culminating in a packed out 2,400 capacity hometown show), before headlining Winter JazzFest in New York."