16-Jan-2020 | Jazz Defenders Feature
Jazz Defenders Feature
LAST year Superfly highlighted in our reviews section the debut album by The Jazz Defenders.
The album, "Scheming", was released on Haggis Records, the label started by UK funk band The Haggis Horns.
Here, Superfly takes a quick run through some of the highlights from that release.
Opener "Tourism" immediately sets the tone from the first notes of George Cooper's piano, played in a style reminiscent of Dave Brubeck's infectious riffs.
"Everybody's Got Something" is a swinging number based around the fun exchange between sax and trumpet.
The title track switches things up with swirling organ taking the place of the piano.
In "Late", the bass provides a solid groove for horns and piano to explore melodically.
And things take a Latin-tinged turn in "Costa Del Lol", whose title underlines the playfulness of the entire album.
"Rosie Karima" slows down the tempo and provides a beautiful intimate and delicate performance.
Closing things off is the hypnotic and cool "Brown Down".
From first track to last it's evident The Jazz Defenders thoroughly enjoyed making this album.
Check it out.