A true group project producing jazz with a spiritual edge...
'There Is A Place'

Six-strong collective Maisha draw from the deep well that is London’s jazz scene in 2018, and this – their debut album for Brownswood – stands alongside some of their illustrious peers.

Spiritual jazz that goes deeper than most, it matches a playful slant to its mystical playing; ‘Osiris’ is a glorious opening cut, while ‘Kaa’ feels like a joyously feminine counterpart to the seminal work of Pharoah Sanders, it’s deep groove augmented by ever-groundbreaking sonics. ‘Azure’ is a subtle, evidently beautiful piece, with title cut ‘There Is A Place’ boasting a heavenly feel.

Pushed forward by the percussive awareness of Jake Long and featuring stellar saxophonist Nubya Garcia (who also doubles up on flute), Maisha is a true group project, where each instrument is given equal value.

Another sign of the creative ripples emanating from London’s jazz underground, ‘There Is A Place’ features some stunning playing with an abiding awareness of the power music can hold.

7/10

Dig This? Dig Deeper! Joe Armon-Jones, Ezra Collective, Nerija

- - -

- - -

Join us on Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold.

Buy Clash Magazine

-

Follow Clash: