LONDON BREW A NEW ALBUM INSPIRED BY MILES DAVIS’ BITCHES BREW OUT MARCH 31st VIA CONCORD JAZZ

Image

FEATURING BENJI B, THEON CROSS, NUBYA GARCIA, SHABAKA HUTCHINGS, DAVE OKUMU, TOM SKINNER, MARTIN TEREFE & MORE

LISTEN TO ‘MILES CHASES NEW VOODOO IN THE CHURCH’ (SINGLE EDIT) HERE:

https://found.ee/LondonBrew_VoodooYT

WATCH A TRAILER HERE:

https://found.ee/LondonBrew_Trailer

 

London Brew, a new album inspired by Miles DavisBitches Brew has been announced by Concord Jazz today from a crème de la crème collection of UK jazz luminaries, due for release as a 2LP set, 2CD and digitally on March 31st, 2023.

Comprised of a veritable who’s who of some of the most important and innovative musicians of the 21st century, London Brew features contributions from Benji B, Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings, Dave Okumu, Tom Skinner and more, brought together by Producer and guitarist Martin Terefe and Executive Producer Bruce Lampcov. The record reflects an emotional journey through the period in which it was conceived, having been recorded during the pandemic and after many months of isolation and the inability to collaborate in person. Recorded in December 2020 at Paul Epworth‘s Church Studios in London, Terefe explains how the resulting music is “sometimes uncomfortable, other times it’s familiar and joyous and other times it’s like deep meditation.”

The album is previewed today by the release of its first single “Miles Chases New Voodoo in the Church,” of which Nubya Garcia explains, “this single is our interpretation of Miles Davis’ ode to Jimi Hendrix (“Miles Runs the Voodoo Down”).  I’ve always been very inspired by the creative minds of both Miles and Jimi…. Both were innovators who carved their own lanes, which is something I’ve aspired to in my own career.  For a while now I’ve been experimenting and using pedals and effects with my instrument, so to be able to do that on this track, while paying tribute to their legacies, was a joy both creatively and personally.” 

Listen to “Miles Chases New Voodoo in the Church” (single edit) here:

https://found.ee/LondonBrew_VoodooYT

 

What began as a plan for a live performance at the Barbican in honor of the 50th anniversary of Bitches Brew in early 2020 – an event that was sadly to be scuppered by the pandemic – would eventually blossom into so much more. London Brew is a collection of original recordings rooted in inspiration and celebration – not just a rapturous, moving tribute to one of the most totemic figures in modern music but equally a one-off moment in London’s musical history captured forever on four sides of vinyl. As Lampcov writes in the album’s liner notes, “London Brew is also inspired by… London. The city, the people, her creativity and her struggles. London Brew is primordial, born out of a year of trying to get to grips with what being human is about. The sounds and melodies cover the gamut of human emotion from delicate and caring to coarse and angry. Nothing is left unsaid.”

An intelligent, dexterous assault on the senses from a group of artists united in their freewheeling vision, London Brew‘s eight tracks are unified by an experimental, improvisatory fire. “In all my years of recording, I’d never been involved in an improvisatory process on this scale,” offers The Invisible’s Dave Okumu. “It’s ease and sense of endlessness is surely a testament to the calibre of each musician and the unique manner in which they’ve taken on the lessons Miles set before us through his recording and performances.”

Theon Cross highlights how “the possibility of playing with a larger group of people [at the end of a year marked by the pandemic] with such an open and free approach was an incredibly powerful and moving experience,” while Shabaka Hutchings comments: “For me, that’s what Bitches Brew is. It’s a bunch of musicians making music because of the love of making music, as a social force and as a social construct. They are creating something that expresses unity and motion. That’s what it is to be alive… you know, you have unity, you have motion, and you have vibration. You don’t get any more alive than that. That’s Bitches Brew.” That’s London Brew, too, and you won’t have ever heard anything quite like it. 

 

London Brew is:

Benji B: Decks, Sonic Re-cycling

Raven Bush: Violin, Electronics

Theon Cross: Tuba

Nubya Garcia: Saxophone, Flute

Tom Herbert: Electric Bass, Double Bass

Shabaka Hutchings: Saxophone, Woodwinds

Nikolaj Torp Larsen: Synthesizers, Melodica

Dave Okumu: Guitar

Nick Ramm: Piano, Synthesizers

Dan See: Drums, Percussion

Tom Skinner: Drums, Percussion

Martin Terefe: Guitar, Electronics

 

London Brew is available from March 31st, 2023, on 2LP, 2CD and digitally via Concord Jazz. Pre-order London Brew here: https://found.ee/LondonBrew

 

London Brew – London Brew – Concord Jazz – 03/31/2023

 

  1. London Brew (23:34)
  2. London Brew Pt.2 – Trainlines (15:49)
  3. Miles Chases New Voodoo in the Church (7:27)
  4. Nu Sha Ni Sha Nu Oss Ra (8:55)
  5. It’s One of These (6:53)
  6. Bassics (2:51)
  7. Mor Ning Prayers (9:52)
  8. Raven Flies Low (12:53)

 

Samplism artwork by Toby Laurent Belson

Featured image for “LONDON BREW A NEW ALBUM INSPIRED BY MILES DAVIS’ BITCHES BREW OUT MARCH 31st VIA CONCORD JAZZ”
Jan. 19, 2023

LONDON BREW A NEW ALBUM INSPIRED BY MILES DAVIS’ BITCHES BREW OUT MARCH 31st VIA CONCORD JAZZ

Featured image for “JAZZ AND R&B ICON BONEY JAMES RELEASES 18TH STUDIO ALBUM DETOUR, OUT TODAY”
Sep. 23, 2022

JAZZ AND R&B ICON BONEY JAMES RELEASES 18TH STUDIO ALBUM DETOUR, OUT TODAY

Featured image for “BUTCHER BROWN PRESENTS TRIPLE TREY FEATURING TENNISHU AND R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND  OUT NOW VIA CONCORD JAZZ”
Sep. 16, 2022

BUTCHER BROWN PRESENTS TRIPLE TREY FEATURING TENNISHU AND R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND OUT NOW VIA CONCORD JAZZ

Featured image for “JAZZ AND R&B ICON BONEY JAMES ANNOUNCES 18TH STUDIO ALBUM “DETOUR” OUT SEPTEMBER 23RD”
Jul. 15, 2022

JAZZ AND R&B ICON BONEY JAMES ANNOUNCES 18TH STUDIO ALBUM “DETOUR” OUT SEPTEMBER 23RD

Featured image for “BUTCHER BROWN PRESENTS TRIPLE TREY  FEATURING TENNISHU AND R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND  DUE SEPTEMBER 16TH VIA CONCORD JAZZ”
Jun. 29, 2022

BUTCHER BROWN PRESENTS TRIPLE TREY FEATURING TENNISHU AND R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND DUE SEPTEMBER 16TH VIA CONCORD JAZZ

Featured image for “esperanza spalding Unveils “Formwela 12,” the Latest Work from Songwrights Apothecary Lab”
May. 18, 2022

esperanza spalding Unveils “Formwela 12,” the Latest Work from Songwrights Apothecary Lab

Featured image for “BUTCHER BROWN SHARES NEW VIDEO FEATURING MICHAEL MILLIONS  WATCH “BLACK MAN” NOW  SINGLE ARRIVES ON DSPs THIS FRIDAY”
May. 11, 2022

BUTCHER BROWN SHARES NEW VIDEO FEATURING MICHAEL MILLIONS WATCH “BLACK MAN” NOW SINGLE ARRIVES ON DSPs THIS FRIDAY

Featured image for “NUBYA GARCIA  ANNOUNCES MARCH US TOUR DATES  ON TOUR WITH KHRUANGBIN  TWO NIGHTS AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL & HEADLINING  LE POISSON ROUGE”
Feb. 07, 2022

NUBYA GARCIA ANNOUNCES MARCH US TOUR DATES ON TOUR WITH KHRUANGBIN TWO NIGHTS AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL & HEADLINING LE POISSON ROUGE

Featured image for “CONCORD JAZZ SCORES FOUR GRAMMY NOMINATIONS”
Dec. 02, 2021

CONCORD JAZZ SCORES FOUR GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

Featured image for “PRODUCER AND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST CARRTOONS  REIMAGINES BUTCHER BROWN’S TRACK “FRONTLINE,” FROM THEIR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM #KINGBUTCH”
Dec. 01, 2021

PRODUCER AND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST CARRTOONS REIMAGINES BUTCHER BROWN’S TRACK “FRONTLINE,” FROM THEIR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM #KINGBUTCH

Featured image for “OUT FRIDAY NUBYA GARCIA SHARES NEW REMIX ALBUM SOURCE ⧺ WE MOVE A REIMAGINING OF THE MERCURY-PRIZE NOMINATED LP”
Oct. 22, 2021

OUT FRIDAY NUBYA GARCIA SHARES NEW REMIX ALBUM SOURCE ⧺ WE MOVE A REIMAGINING OF THE MERCURY-PRIZE NOMINATED LP

Featured image for “HIROMI’S SILVER LINING SUITE, DUE OUT OCTOBER 8 ON TELARC, IS A BREATHTAKING BLEND OF JAZZ INVENTION AND CLASSICAL COMPOSITION”
Oct. 08, 2021

HIROMI’S SILVER LINING SUITE, DUE OUT OCTOBER 8 ON TELARC, IS A BREATHTAKING BLEND OF JAZZ INVENTION AND CLASSICAL COMPOSITION

Featured image for “BUTCHER BROWN CELEBRATE AWARD-WINNING MUSICIAN/COMPOSER PATRICE RUSHEN’S BIRTHDAY WITH THE RELEASE OF “REMIND ME” WITH VOCALIST ALEX ISLEY”
Sep. 30, 2021

BUTCHER BROWN CELEBRATE AWARD-WINNING MUSICIAN/COMPOSER PATRICE RUSHEN’S BIRTHDAY WITH THE RELEASE OF “REMIND ME” WITH VOCALIST ALEX ISLEY

Featured image for “esperanza spalding’s new album SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB Out Today”
Sep. 24, 2021

esperanza spalding’s new album SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB Out Today

Featured image for “NUBYA GARCIA SHARES NEW REMIX “PACE (MOSES BOYD REMIX)””
Sep. 02, 2021

NUBYA GARCIA SHARES NEW REMIX “PACE (MOSES BOYD REMIX)”

Featured image for “esperanza spalding – New Album SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB Out September 24”
Aug. 26, 2021

esperanza spalding – New Album SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB Out September 24

Featured image for “NUBYA GARCIA ANNOUNCES REMIX ALBUM”
Aug. 19, 2021

NUBYA GARCIA ANNOUNCES REMIX ALBUM

Featured image for “LEGENDARY PIANIST CHICK COREA POSTHUMOUSLY RELEASES A SPIRITED LIVE ALBUM BY HIS BELOVED AKOUSTIC BAND, A REUNION CELEBRATING THE LATE JAZZ MASTER’S PASSION FOR LIFE AND MUSIC”
Aug. 10, 2021

LEGENDARY PIANIST CHICK COREA POSTHUMOUSLY RELEASES A SPIRITED LIVE ALBUM BY HIS BELOVED AKOUSTIC BAND, A REUNION CELEBRATING THE LATE JAZZ MASTER’S PASSION FOR LIFE AND MUSIC

Featured image for “VIRTUOSO PIANIST AND COMPOSER HIROMI REVEALS A VIVID, POIGNANT NEW SUITE FOR PIANO AND STRING QUARTET INSPIRED BY THE EMOTIONAL TOLL OF THE PANDEMIC”
Aug. 06, 2021

VIRTUOSO PIANIST AND COMPOSER HIROMI REVEALS A VIVID, POIGNANT NEW SUITE FOR PIANO AND STRING QUARTET INSPIRED BY THE EMOTIONAL TOLL OF THE PANDEMIC

Featured image for “esperanza spalding Invites Community Into Her SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB”
Jun. 06, 2021

esperanza spalding Invites Community Into Her SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB