NERIJA - BLUME VINYL (LTD. ED. CRYSTAL CLEAR HEAVYWEIGHT 2LP GATEFOLD)
LIMITED EDITION CRYSTAL CLEAR HEAVYWEIGHT 2LP VINYL GATEFOLD
Release Date: 2nd August 2019
The debut album from the Afrobeat and ethio-jazz inspired London jazz collective is a scintillating journey from start to finish taking musical and tempo twists and turns from one moment to the next. Blume perfectly captures the raw and energetic entanglement of the collective's live performances and it's 'blume'ing marvellous!
For Fans Of: KOKOROKO, Joe Armon-Jones, Tenderlonious, Alfa Mist
"Nérija are 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 (Solange, Tirzah, Loyle Carner), the overarching goal with Blume was to simply capture the rawness, warmth, joy and the spirit of their relationship and performance. One of the recording aims was to channel the feel of Teo Macero and Stanley Tonkel’s records with Miles Davis during his Columbia years, thinking ‘forward’ as they did but for this band, capturing the controlled chaos and frame it with a timeless elegance. ‘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 wonderful journey, arriving at what is a majestic body of work; their personal and collective experiences and inspirations over the last half decade or so."