Over the past month or so, Emanative has been peeling off the layers from their forthcoming new album Earth which drops on June 22nd.
On their forthcoming album, the band create a cosmic strand of multi-cultural UK jazz with African, Indian and Middle Eastern influences. A wholly global affair the collection features artist from diverse backgrounds including Idris Ackamoor, Afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi, Sarathy Korwar and many more.
Today, the spiritual jazz outfit led by drummer and producer Nick Woodmansey return to the site with the loose grooves of Reflection featuring saxophonist Nat Birchall and vocalist Liz Elensky.
“Nat is one of the UK’s iconic deep-jazz musicians. Whilst recording he was leafing through a book on Sun Ra – where he talked about intentionally getting his musicians to play loose and out of time and that provided suitable inspiration – and the perfect loose groove.” Emanative
You can catch Emanative live on June 21st at Clash Live at Metropolis – sign up for free here. On June 23rd Woodmansey will be playing a DJ set at Rough Trade East (free entry) to celebrate the release of the new album. He will also be signing copies of the record on the day.
The Earth LP lands later next week and is now available for pre-order on Bandcamp.