Nostalgia 77 unveils new album, The Loneliest Flower in the Village

With a brand-new tune for you to dig into, London-based jazz producer Benedic Lamdin aka Nostalgia 77, returns after an extended absence. We last heard from Lamdin back in 2015 when he released a collaborative project with a varied cast of musicians, including country soul singer-songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols under the guise of Strange Faith.

The new track is a lead-in to The Loneliest Flower in the Village, his forthcoming album that sees him reunited with longtime collaborator and arranger Riaan Vosloo and experienced veterans from a host of Nostalgia 77 projects.

It had been a long time since we’d gigged or recorded so the idea was as much a little reunion in the studio as any grand plan to record an album’ says Lamdin. ‘The idea wasn’t to do anything new (the material is both a few originals and a few covers), more just hear these players and their easy familiarity with each other after the disruption of Covid’.

A lot has happened to the British jazz scene in the eight years since his last release. This is due to lots of fresh talent and energy catapulting jazz music into the wider public domain. Now the 20-year veteran is back and ready to retake his place in the burgeoning movement.

So if you’ve been waiting and waiting for something fresh from Lamdin, tuck into the South African-inspired, upbeat spiritual jazz of ‘Dakar’ below.

We’re so glad to have you back, Benedic!

The Loneliest Flower in the Village will be released on Jazzman this Friday. Pre-order here.

CF Smith

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