London piano player Sarah Tandy is releasing a new album ‘Infection In The Sentence’ on March 8th via Jazz re:refreshed.
The rising composer and bandleader is one of the U.K’s leading young jazz pianists, and her virtuoso talents have seen her play along with the likes of Gary Crosby, Clark Tracey, Gilad Atzmon as well as supporting Robert Glasper.
The album features a stellar line-up of players from the red-hot UK jazz scene that includes Mutale Chashi (bass), Femi Koleoso (drums), and Binker Golding (sax).
The band has gradually evolved their musical relationship while performing with Tandy at her residency at Servants Jazz Quarters, and their unique, and multi-layered sound allows for each player to shine in the spotlight.
Speaking about creating the album Tandy says: “I feel like most of what I have ever learnt about music and life has been from the musicians I play with. And the beauty of music is that it transcends boundaries and reaches that place where we are the same.
When it came to writing my own music, one of the most important things was that it would leave room for everyone to express their own identities. The band is a very strong mix of personalities and I really wanted that to come across musically. So for that reason, I didn’t set out to write an ‘afrobeat’ album or a ‘modern jazz’ album… the music had to be able to accommodate everyone’s individual musical temperament”.
On lead track ‘In ‘Under The Skin’ her artistry as a composer and bandleader shine through as she leads the band through a beautiful maze of exquisitely layered arrangements. From the upbeat energy of Koleoso’s drums to Binker’s hypnotic saxophone blast, through to the deft bass lines of Mutale and Tandy’s free-flowing piano stabs all sit in perfect harmony.
Check out the blistering track below!