SEED Ensemble: Driftglass

Driftglass

SEED Ensemble

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  • Release Date 02 August 2019
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Product code
JRF0016
Format
Double Vinyl LP
Label
Jazz re:freshed

Emerging London-based collective SEED Ensemble are pleased to announce the release of their long-awaited debut album 'Driftglass' released Feb 8th on the Jazz re:freshed label.

Formed in 2016, SEED Ensemble is a ten-piece project led by composer, arranger and alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi. Already a giant on the UK jazz scene, she's known for her work with jazz septet Nerija (Parliamentary Jazz Award Winners 2017 Best Newomer) and afrobeat jazz group Kokoroko. A BMus Hons Composition graduate from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, she is currently Mercury Musical Developments' and Musical Theatre Network's most recent Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme recipient.

Combinng jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, Cassie's Kinoshi's SEED Enesmble explores a blend of genres through both original compositions and arrangements.

Collaborators on this project include Theon Cross (tuba), Sheila Mauric-Grey (trumpet), Chelsea Charmichael (tenor saxophone) all brilliant up and coming young London jazz musicians and one of London's leading guitarists Shirley Tetteh

Compositions such as 'The Darkies' are a riposte to a resurgence of 1950's-style racism while 'WAKE (for Grenfell)' is dedicated to victims of a social schism

Kinoshi recently contributed to the BBC4 documentary 'Jazzology with Soweto Kinch'

Tracklist
Tracklist
1 The Darkies  
2 Afronaut (feat. XANA)  
3 Stargaze #1: KATIN  
4 The Dream Keeper  
5 WAKE (For Grenfell) [feat. Cherise Adams-Burnett]  
6 Stargaze #2: LAU  
7 Mirrors  
8 Interplanetary Migration (feat. Mr Ekow)  

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