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Sideman Projects

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Dizraeli

Recorded almost entirely in a single day at the legendary Total Refreshment Centre in London, JOY MACHINE brings together some of the most exciting musicians in London’s new jazz explosion. With contributions from Alabaster DePlume and trumpeter Jonathon Enser, vocals from Dizraeli, drums from Ben Brown, bass from uk jazz scene favourites Daisy George and Joe Downard, synths from Joseph Costi and saxophone from Ronan Perrett.

In the tradition of Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew , the band came to the studio with only one pre-written track (the uplifting summer anthem Greek Summer) and spent the rest of the day improvising wild, explosive music laced with Dizraeli’s rap and spoken word lyricism. The result is JOY MACHINE , a record bursting with urgency, intensity and life, and one that cements Dizraeli’s position as an innovative wordsmith, bringing both personal depth (as in Abigail, a homage to the sister who died before he was born) and fierce political commentary (as in Dear Cousin , a goosebumps-inducing narrative that transports the listener aboard the boat Adriana carrying refugees across the Mediterranean).

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Fresh Sound Ensemble 

Jordi Pujol, founder of Fresh Sound- 'When a jazz record label like Fresh Sound New Talent, which started with nothing but enthusiasm and passion, reaches 30 years of existence, one thinks something will have to be done to celebrate it. I decided that the best option would be to record a commemorative album. It is obvious that there are many musicians that I admire who have recorded for FSNT, with whom I would have liked to do something. After sitting with this for a while, I came up with the idea of involving the young musicians from the emerging London scene, with whom I had been recording lately, and putting the musicians together in a co-operative project. All of them, refreshing voices on the contemporary jazz scene.'

OK Aurora 

OK Aurora are a London based Octet led by drummer Rod Oughton. Taking inspiration from artists such as Steely Dan and Becca Stevens, this project fuses contemporary jazz and pop music. Their debut EP, Baby Zeza, was released in 2019, and since then the band has performed all over the UK, including venues in London, Bristol and the South-West. In 2020, the Arts Council of England funded OK Aurora’s UK tour and the recording of their debut album, Only in Autumn, which was recorded at Giant Wafer Studio in Wales.

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Join the Din

5 piece double drum kit, dueling saxes and pumping bass, Join The Din is a contemporary ensemble that embodies the new vibrant East London live music scene. The lineup features Rich Muscat and Ronan Perrett on saxes, Charlie Cawood on bass, Riccardo Castellani and Emanuela Monni on drums. Explosive, deep and eccentric, the band catches audience's imagination through intense and eclectic performances...best way to experience it? See it live! Click on the album cover to hear their new record. 

Adam Teixeira's Group Field

'An engaging five-track EP by a leader-percussionist/sax/keys trio with one foot in folkloric music from India/Africa and the other in classical and avant-groove jazz.' - Jazzwise

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Duncan Fraser Septet

Duncan Fraser is an award winning Jazz Trumpeter/Composer/Arranger & Educator based in the UK and working in and around London. His new album, Soundscapes of Manhattan, was released on Jazzlike September 2021. The music is all inspired by trips to NYC over the years.

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