STYLE: Jazz RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 17858-CAS2003 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: Cassette Single
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Aficionados may have caught this gospel jazz team at Ronnie Scott's recently. Led by pianist Mark Ingleby the Brazilian-influenced player who's worked with everybody from avant-gardist Anthony Braxton to British gospel's finest, Jazz Art Directive are a class act. The lead singer of the Directive is Eska Mtungwazi, a tour-de-force on the South London gospel scene and on the three tunes (two in a medley) here she sings with soulful inventiveness while the band, particularly bassist Chris Rodell, cook along. Until they come up with a CD this is worth investigating.
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