Brand new music from Chip Wickham

Chip Wickham

UK jazz flautist, saxophonist and bandleader Chip Wickham returns with a powerhouse doubleheader.

Veering off-road from his much-lauded sound typified on his debut breakout album La SombraWickham lets his hair hang and blow in the wind with his sure-fire, funk fuelled, floor-filler ‘The Beatnik’. Wah-wah guitar licks, an uptempo breakbeat and his signature transverse flute give the tune an impetuous feel – the perfect soundtrack for a high-speed car chase or a sweaty soul-jazz-funk basement club.

On the flip, ‘Rebel No.23’ is a return to the ’70s inspired jazz grooves of his debut album and indeed a taste of what’s to come on his much-anticipated follow-up record, due for release in spring 2018.

Top notch stuff –  a bit of jazz, a bit of funk and a whole lotta flute and sax!

 

The Beatnik / Rebel No. 23 (Edit) is out December 1st via Lovemonk (vinyl only) – buy from Bandcamp.

Staff

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