|1.||Maisha - "Inside The Acorn" (5:51)|
|2.||Ezra Collective - "Pure Shade" (6:31)|
|1.||Moses Boyd - "The Balance" (5:33)|
|2.||Theon Cross - "Brockley" (3:36)|
|1.||Nubya Garcia - "Once" (5:25)|
|2.||Shabaka Hutchings - "Black Skin, Black Masks" (6:59)|
|3.||Triforce - "Walls" (5:07)|
|1.||Joe Armon-Jones - "Go See" (7:38)|
|2.||Kokoroko - "Abusey Junction" (7:03)|
We Out Here, Brownswood Recordings' latest compilation, was born out of a desire by label boss Gilles Peterson to capture the essence of London's contemporary jazz scene. To ensure a sense of there "here and now", Peterson invited some of the city's brightest young bands and musicians into the studio in August 2017, recording the results over three action-packed days. The resulting never-heard-before tracks are, for the most part, joyous and thrilling, and range from trad jazz, jazz-funk and Latin jazz to acoustic-electronic fusions and groovy, guitar-laden downtempo explorations. It feels like a glimpse of a scene on the rise, and we wouldn't be surprised if many of those involved become modern British jazz greats in the years to come.
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