2019 album. Jazz. Also available on CD.
London. UK based Nérija continue to thrill and engross their audience and they’re are finally releasing their captivating - and much anticipated - new debut album ‘Blume’. Nérija who are a septet of contemporary jazz luminaries, Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (bass) are here for all to experience with their new release.
Rooted in friendship, Nérija is a collective whose breakneck shifts in tempo and style rely on a deepunderstanding of mood, temperament and expression, a solid show of trust that extends beyond the usual bonds between musicians.
Recorded in the boat-shaped confines of London’s legendary Soup Studios and produced by Kwes (Solange, Tirzah, Loyle Carner), the overarching goal with Blume was to simply capture the rawness, warmth, joy and the spirit of their relationship and performance. One of the recording aims was to channel the feel of Teo Macero and Stanley Tonkel’s records with Miles Davis during hisColumbia years, thinking ‘forward’ as they did but for this band, capturing the controlled chaos and frame it with a timeless elegance.
‘Blume’ is a truly breath-taking collection of compositions that perfectly encapsulates everything Nérija; vibrant, engaging, infectious and truly current. For just over an hour, they take us on a sprawling wonderful journey, arriving at what is a majestic body of work; their personaland collective experiences and inspirations over the last half decade or so.
Heavyweight double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with digital download card.