Nick Walters has shared details of a new album with his Paradox Ensemble, titled Implicate Order.
The first release on Walters’ brand new label – D.O.T. Record, the record is preceded by lead track The Underdog, which you can hear below. The album follows last years’ Awakening’ LP.
The swinging track is a tribute to Charles Mingus, inspired by his classic album ‘The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady’. Walters’ soaring trumpet takes the lead, conducting the 11 piece band along with a catchy hook, brought to a head by the excellent Richard Foote on trombone.
Implicate Order, as the press release explains, sees Walters combining spiritual and eastern jazz moods with West African rhythms and a fusion of electronics. It features frequent collaborators and close musical friends like Rebecca Nash, Ed Cawthorne, Aidan Shepherd and Sam Healy, to name a few.
The five-song record drops on January 29th via D.O.T Records. Pre-order here.
Keeping absolutely everything crossed here’s hoping the label launch at the London’s Jazz Cafe, on January 26th will go-ahead.
2. Volta Region
3. Be Seeing You
4. Diminishing Returns
5. Implicate Order
Nick Walters: trumpet, electronics, compositions
Rebecca Nash: piano
Sam Healey: alto sax
Ed Cawthorne: tenor sax, flute, piccolo
Richard Foote: trombone
Ben Kelly: sousaphone
Anton Hunter: guitar
Aidan Shepherd: accordion
Paul Michael: bass guitar
Kodjovi Kush: percussion
Jim Molyneux: drums