SEED Ensemble - Driftglass
Emerging London-based collective SEED Ensemble are pleased to announce the release of their long-awaited debut album 'Driftglass' released Feb 8th on the Jazz re:freshed label.
Formed in 2016, SEED Ensemble is a ten-piece project led by composer, arranger and alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi. Already a giant on the UK jazz scene, she's known for her work with jazz septet Nerija (Parliamentary Jazz Award Winners 2017 Best Newomer) and afrobeat jazz group Kokoroko. A BMus Hons Composition graduate from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, she is currently Mercury Musical Developments' and Musical Theatre Network's most recent Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme recipient.
Combinng jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, Cassie's Kinoshi's SEED Enesmble explores a blend of genres through both original compositions and arrangements.
Collaborators on this project include Theon Cross (tuba), Sheila Mauric-Grey (trumpet), Chelsea Charmichael (tenor saxophone) all brilliant up and coming young London jazz musicians and one of London's leading guitarists Shirley Tetteh
Compositions such as 'The Darkies' are a riposte to a resurgence of 1950's-style racism while 'WAKE (for Grenfell)' is dedicated to victims of a social schism
1. The Darkies
2. Afronaut (feat. XANA)
3. Stargaze #1: KATIN
4. The Dream Keeper (feat. Cherise Adams-Burnett)
5. WAKE (For Grenfell)
6. Stargaze #2: LAU
8. Interplanetary Migration (feat. Mr Ekow)
Artist: Seed Ensemble
Label: Jazz Re:freshed
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: JFR016LP
Released: 8th February 2019