JOE ARMON-JONES - TURN TO CLEAR VIEW VINYL (LTD. ED. CLEAR 2LP GATEFOLD)
LIMITED EDITION CLEAR 2LP VINYL GATEFOLD
Release Date: 20th September 2019
The Ezra Collective keys player bring us his second solo album, via Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings imprint. Turn To Clear View is another doze of soulful jazz-funk with a afrobeat backbone featuring guest spots from the likes of Georgia Anne Muldrow (Brainfeeder, Stones Throw), Obongjayar (XL) and Jehst. If you've not heard his solo stuff yet, then 'turn to Joe Armon-Jones', now!
For Fans Of: Ezra Collective, KOKOROKO, Nerija, Alfa Mist
"The wildly-talented keys player returns with a luminous jazz-funk masterstroke. Tipping a hat to Herbie Hancock and Mad Scientist alike! Bass-heavy dub and contemporary club culture are the foundations for Joe Armon-Jones’ phenomenal second album. “Turn to Clear View” builds on the celebrated keys player’s singular vision, exhibiting a sound with flourishes of R&B, hip-hop and p-funk, and featuring regular bandmates Oscar Jerome, Moses Boyd and Nubya Garcia. He builds on his close-knit core personnel with guest spots from artists he’s long admired, including Georgia Anne Muldrow (Brainfeeder, Stones Throw), Obongjayar (XL) and Jehst. From character-fuelled raps to Afrobeat-influenced jams, Armon-Jones channels the diversity of the ascendant scene that surrounds him. Co-produced with longtime collaborator Maxwell Owin, the record has a carefully plotted feel that reflects their meticulous approach. The duo carefully perfected every touch, with Armon-Jones ever-present throughout the mixing and mastering processes. Between his highly acclaimed solo career and his work with the influential Ezra Collective, Armon-Jones is building on a rush of acclaim – winning Session of the Year at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards and being nominated for UK Act of the Year at the Jazz FM Awards. His electric, open-ended live shows have brought him to Glastonbury, SXSW, Boiler Room and a sold-out headline show at London’s Village Underground."