- Jun 18, 2011
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Surprised they haven’t been mentioned yet but the best of the south London jazz scene for me are Ezra Collective. The album last year and the singles this are the best.I wish I could take credit for that, but that was Jesse's entry. I've been listening to their music since putting up that post yesterday though. Really dig them.
Do you know of other groups like that?
Shabaka is king to be fair. Summon the fire by Comet is Coming was probably my favourite song of last year. Space rock jazz from another dimension. I need to listen to more Sons of Kemet and he had an album called Shabaka and the ancestors out this year that is ace.
There’s a great compilation called We Are Here which has all the best names from the scene like Nubya Garcia, Moses Boyd and a few others that’s worth checking. There’s a really good blue note reimagined compilation that came out this year as well.
On a slightly different tip, you might like Sault based on some of the stuff you post. Untitled (Black Is) is a very timely record and probably the best of the two albums they released this years (4 in the last 18 months) although Rise is also magnificent. Not quite sure why they haven’t crossed over, Widfires should have been massive this summer. Nice wee write up on the 6music albums of the year post. Can’t recommend these guys enough, a very special band.
Today on her BBC Radio 6 Music show, Lauren Laverne announced that SAULT’s album UNTITLED (Black Is), has topped the list of 6 Music Recommends: Albums Of The Year 2020.