Pianist Ivo Neame always brings incredibly dope music, particularly with the piano-bass-drum trio Phronesis. However, his solo work is certainly worthy of talk and some space on your hard drives. This looks to be true for his upcoming new album, Moksha, dropping in March on Edition Records. The first single, “Vegetarians”, has a different sort of energy here, less perfectly crafted while still extremely emotive. Perhaps it’s something in George Crowley’s tenor saxophone that gives this extra kick. Maybe it’s this mix with Tom Farmer on bass and James Maddren on drums. Maybe it’s the season. You be the judge and check out the video for “Vegetarians” after the jump.
IVO NEAME acoustic piano, fender rhodes, mellotron, hammond organ, nord lead
GEORGE CROWLEY tenor saxophone
TOM FARMER acoustic bass
JAMES MADDREN drums
Moksha, the upcoming album from pianist Ivo Neame, is out March 23 on Edition Records. You can pre-order it now on Bandcamp.
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.