Bassist and producer Shane Cooper is a presence in South Africa. His work on his own moves the rather strong jazz scene there and his work under the moniker Card on Spokes pushes the boundaries of the genre. This is very much apparent in his new EP out now, As We Surface.
The six-song EP melds jazz and electronic influences to make for an enticing collection of songs that fit assorted moods. The album also features artists like Bonj Mpanza, Siya Makuzeni, and Marcus Wyatt.
It’s an interesting look at the South African jazz scene which Cooper is more than happy to shed light on from time to time. Cop the new EP out now on iTunes.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.