Welcome to Episode #109 of the Blue-in-Green:PODCAST, which this week sees Imran connect with 7th SENSE‘s founder, bassist and bandleader, Laura Benedek.
Preceded by two singles earlier this year in the brilliant ‘Almost Five’ and ‘Wild Birds’, Bucharest’s 7th SENSE provided delectable glimpses into their fresh-faced and inspired interpretation of jazz in the run-up to ‘Light in Chaos’. Through band leader and bassist Laura Benedek, the 7th SENSE collective are now able to present nine exquisite selections showcasing their expansive styles and disciplines across the ever-broadening scope of contemporary jazz. While noted for their improvisational compositions, 7th SENSE also share a strong penchant for the infectious groove-based, neo-soul stylings that adorn the music throughout this incredible album.
We’re overjoyed that Laura took the time to hang out with us, and we hope you enjoy this episode where we discuss the new album, the obstacles that nearly prevented it from ever being released and Laura’s affections for UK jazz.