Yet another of the cavalcade of characters out of the Los Angeles scene is vocalist Nia Andrews. She's been well connected, her father was music teacher Reggie Andrews who taught many of the notable names out of that neck of the woods-- Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Terrace Martin, and others who have received no sparing of hype lately. Now as she is set to release her second EP of her career, From Here, check out the single "Sue", a meandering build that's more of a mood than a melody. Check it out and the rest of the brief, soulful From Here EP after the jump.
While the name Sean Foran might not ring any bells on this side of the equator, we at Nextbop like to keep our ears to the ground for novel and creative musicians even if they do reside outside of the musical nucleus that is New York City. Foran, who has helmed the progressive Australian trio Trichotomy for over 17 years, is now set to release his debut as a full-fledged leader September 2nd under the JAZZHEAD banner. Frame of Reference features the Australian pianist alongside a tight-knit and hand-selected group of very talented Brits, namely Julian Arguelles on saxophone, Stuart McCallum on guitar, Ben Davis on cello and Joost Hendrickx on drums.
The Neil Cowley Trio’s sixth studio album, Spacebound Apes, is one wrapped in intrigue and surprises but what else do you expect from the witty and mischievous British pianist? Let me get you caught up… Spacebound Apes, from what we gather, is a multidisciplinary endeavor where the album lends itself as the soundtrack to a story: the story of an ordinary man named Lincoln. The actual story of Lincoln is unraveling as I write these very lines on Lincoln’s very own Tumblr (http://lincolnsdiary.tumblr.com/) and is set to culminate on September 16th, the release date of the album.
We have spoken quite often and quite highly of Kansas City, Mo's Eddie Moore and the outer Circle and their workman-like brilliance. It would stand to reason that this gripping sound would continue in their next effort, the upcoming album Kings & Queens which they're dropping next month. Based in part on the original compositions the groupl rolled out in last year's live album as well as with more new songs in the mix for this new studio release, this album looks like something to look forward to. Kings & Queens drops next month on the group's Bandcamp. In the meantime, the first single, "The L.B.C.", is available for stream and download after the jump.