We’ve been mesmerised by the sounds of Collocutor ever since we caught a snippet of the spiritually charged Eastern sounds of ‘Archaic Morning’ earlier this year. Fast forward six months and not only is the full album set to debut shortly on On The Corner Records, but the label have also lined up a launch party to coincide with the release on 29th September at Camden’s much vaunted Forge Music and Arts Venue. For those of you a little new to the name of Collocutor, you may want to check out an interview we conducted with main protagonist Tamar back in March. A saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist who performs with the likes of Kelis (when she performs in the UK), as well as an integral member of The Fontanelles and Dele Sosimi’s Afrobeat Orchestra, Tamar has been perfecting her craft on stage for a good number of years but ‘Instead’, produced by label mate Emanative,
Since she dropped a slew of tracks on Soundcloud just over two years ago, things have been a bit quiet on the recording front for vocalist Liz Elensky, but with summer just around the corner here in the UK, she returns once more to bless us with a little taster of what might just be on the horizon again. As one of the voices behind the successful Emanative project (fronted by British producer/drummer Nick Woodmansey), Liz already has a number of features to her name and having spent much of the past couple of years singing backing vocals for the likes of Cecilia Stalin (not to mention guesting for us here at The Jazz Meet) it looks like the time might just be right for her to finally step back into the spotlight. This newly released track, entitled ‘Distractions’ is the first single from that elusive début long player and
Distractions, by Liz Elensky We love a little Liz Elensky around here and she’s just released a new song through the Emanative Bandcamp. Featuring a heavyweight band of musicians including Jessica Lauren on Clavinet, Moog and Arp Strings Ensemble, Mark Rapson on Fender Rhodes and Nik Woodmansey on Drums and Percussion amongst others, this is definitely worth £2 of your coffee budget this week!
For those of you who have passed through The Jazz Meet on any given weekend, you will no doubt know that Jessica Lauren is a very talented lady. Since scoring her first record deal with London’s influential Soul Jazz Records back in the 1990s, Jessica has been a constant fixture on the underground London music scene. earning her stripes playing with the likes of Jean Carne, Tom Browne, Dexter Wansel and James Mason. Over the years, she’s also lent her considerable talents to an assortment of productions from producers as diverse as Joey Negro, Alex Attias, United Future Organisation, Scrimshire and Kay Suzuki to name but a few. Aside from her regular appearances at Floripa holding down the keyboard chair in The Jazz Meet Band, she is also a core member of Nick Woodmansey’s Emanative collective, who after wowing Dingwalls back in the summer, are gearing up for another big release with their latest single ‘Love In Outer Space’, a futuristic
Way back in February last year, we wrote this post about a vocalist that had caught her ear. Ever since we’ve been trying to track her down to ask her to do a live show at The Jazz Meet. Well, this Sunday we’re happy to report that it’s finally going to happen! After a few successful spots where we’ve invited singers down to Floripa, we start our new series of ‘vocalist sessions’ this weekend with the imitable Liz Elensky fronting the Jazz Meet Band for an evening of soulful jazz music. If you’re familiar with the work of Emanative (championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Michael Ruetten, Ennio Styles… and us!), then you would have already come across her voice in some shape or form. If not, then please read on to discover why we’re so excited to have her perform… ———- ———- Morning Liz. To kick things off,