London spiritual jazz outfit Emanative return with the announcement of a full double LP, several remixes, as well as live band appearances and DJ gigs.
To get us in the mood for a jam-packed 2018 the band has shared an enthralling nine-minute number called “Planet B”.
Led by Nick Woodmansey their first release of the year takes them in a slightly different direction, featuring Liz Elensky’s powerful vocals the track spans post-punk, afrobeat, disco and jazz grooves aiming it straight at the more leftfield dancefloors.
The idea for the project grew from the band’s interest in releasing a live version of the Ahmed Abdullah-written “Lions Of Judah” (Steve Reid & The Legendary Master Brotherhood), which appears on the B-side and was recorded live at London’s famous Café OTO, an institution for experimental live music and free jazz.
Nick Woodmansey wanted to include an original piece as well and so went in the studio with the band and a clear concept for recording “Planet B”. Inspired initially by a Greenpeace poster and advert of the same name, as well as current adverse planetary situations.
Enjoy the ‘Planet B’ below. It’s an absolute belter!
Liz Elensky / Vocals
Suman Joshi / Bass
Ben Hadwen / Bass Clarinet
Tamar Osborn / Baritone Sax
Phillip Harper / Conga’s
Vince Vella / Shakers & Shekere
Jessica Lauren / Fender Rhodes & Farfisa Organ
Nick Woodmansey / Drums, all Production & Mixing