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New project ‘Flock’ – album now available to pre-order

I’m very excited to finally be able to announce new collaborative project Flock, with our first single ‘Expand’ out now, and album (both on Strut Records) available to pre-order! More about us:

Flock is a brand new collaboration between five leading musicians from London’s open-minded jazz and experimental scenes: Bex Burch (Vula Viel), Sarathy Korwar, Dan “Danalogue” Leavers (Soccer96, The Comet Is Coming), Al MacSween (Maisha) and Tamar Osborn (Collocutor). 

Gathering together at The Fish Factory in London Summer 2020, the approach was to try something fresh. “I wrote texts as scores for the session and the emphasis was on breathing and listening to each other,” explains Bex Burch. “Improvisation is composition in itself,” continues Burch, “so although the music was freely improvised, we sometimes chose to stay on form and rhythm, repeating melodies and groove. As Dan commented on the day, we ‘murmurated’. The expansive 13-minute piece ‘How Many Are One’ on the album is the perfect example, a collective following and leading as the music developed.” 

Other tracks include the pulsing, searching opener ‘Expand’, the taught soundscape ‘Prepare To Let Go’ and the frenetic, urgent ‘Bold Dream’. At times widescreen and cinematic and at others more tense and claustrophobic, each Flock piece explores its own colour and mood. 

“Some of the band had actually never met in person before the session. We played virtually together for the Boiler Room. So every moment in this process has been a new journey into the unknown. It goes to show that we were never in control even when we thought we were, and yet we made it. Everyone came, breathed and brought openness of heart, ears, lungs and wings.” 

New quartet streaming tonight!

Streaming from the Verdict Jazz club in Brighton, we play an improvised set exploring our collective influences from jazz and beyond.

Yusuf Ahmed – drums

Jihad Darwish – bass and sitar

Tamar Osborn – baritone sax, woodwinds

Idris Rahman – tenor sax, woodwinds

21st May 2021, 8.30pm (BST)

tickets available here

Collocutor’s new album ‘Continuation’ out this Friday!

Very happy to announce that Collocutor’s new album ‘Continuation’ is finally here, officially released this Friday 21st Feb by On The Corner Records, with artwork by the ever-amazing Victoria Topping. Head over to Bandcamp or check your local record shop…

Coming up: 5th Dec Elgar Room Late Night Jazz at the Royal Albert Hall

Here’s a little solo taster ahead of Collocutor’s gig at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, as part of the 10th anniversary of their Late Night Jazz series. Tickets and info:

https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2019/late-night-jazz-collocutor/

Soho Radio

I’m very excited to announce I now have a regular monthly show on Soho Radio! Tune in via their website, or catch up on mixcloud… Next broadcast 2nd Nov 4-6pm

www.sohoradiolondon.com

original portrait photo by Alexandra Dao Photography

New Collocutor 12″ EP ‘Black Satin’ out now!

Live versions of the Miles Davis classic ‘Black Satin’ and Collocutor’s own ‘The Search’, and remixes from the stellar DJ Khalab and Ruth Goller (Melt Yourself Down, Let Spin).

Artwork by the always amazing Victoria Topping, and available to buy in limited edition poster format!

Worldwide FM Collocutor Jazz Special

Recently I was lucky enough to host a 2 hour Collocutor takeover for the Jazz Special series on Worldwide FM. It features selections from, and interviews with, various band members, and some special quartet versions of material from our latest album “The Search”…

Listen back here:

 

Collocutor at Band on the Wall

Very happy to announce that Collocutor will be playing Band on the Wall in Manchester on 30th July!

This will be a very special show, with music from both our albums and a tribute to one of our favourite jazz innovators. More details and early bird tickets here:

https://bandonthewall.org/events/collocutor/

Lonely Table interview

Here’s a little interview I did with Lonely Table ahead of tonight’s Collocutor gig at Church of Sound in London. Talking a bit about our new album, and the Yusef Lateef material we’ll be playing on the gig:

http://lonelytable.net/features-1/2017/interview-collocutor

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