Mark de Clive-Lowe has kindly unveiled his new album Heritage four days before it’s officially released on February 8th.
The album is the first instalment of a new two-album series that explores his Japanese ancestry and cultural roots through the lens of jazz, electronica and beats.
The seven-track album features MdCL on piano, Rhodes, synths, live electronics, programming alongside musicians including Josh Johnson on alto sax, flute, Teodross Avery, on tenor sax, Brandon Eugene Owens on bass, Carlos Niño on additional percussion, and Brandon Combs on drums.
“Heritage is the idea of transmitting from the past to the future – knowing more about who we are and where we’re going by understanding where we come from,” says MdCL. “It’s about identity and one’s place in the world.”
Head over to Hype Machine and listen to this wonderful collection.
When you’re done streaming you can pre-order the album via Bandcamp.