EZRA COLLECTIVE - PURE SHADE // WE OUT HERE
A primer on London’s bright-burning young jazz scene, this new compilation brings together a collection of some of its sharpest talents. A set of nine newly-recorded tracks, We Out Here captures a moment where genre markers matter less than raw, focused energy. Surveying the album’s running order, it could easily serve as a name-checking exercise for some of London’s most-tipped and hardworking bands of the past couple of years. Recorded across three long, fruitful days in a North West London studio, the results speak for themselves: they’re a window into the wide-eyed future of London’s musical underground.
Ezra Collective run a tight, Afrobeat-tipped rhythm on ‘Pure Shade’, with the final third changing gear into a melodic, momentous closing stretch.
Femi Koleoso - Drums
TJ Koleoso - Bass
Joe Armon-Jones - Piano
James Mollison - Saxophone
Dylan Jones - Trumpet
We Out Here compilation released 9th Feb 2018, pre order on bandcamp now. https://weouthere.bandcamp.com/album/we-out-here