If Ron Manager was commenting he might well express a certain sense of wide eyed fully immersed wonderment. “Marvellous, isn’t it?”

No hard borders anywhere to be heard so far on It’s a World Before You by Kaidi Tatham. Who he, I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say?

Imagine the voice of Gilles Peterson. The David Guetta of jazz, Stokey’s very own Symphony Sid, I jest, might go something like... “a London multi-instrumentalist [... meanwhile fading in and out the unmistakably distant sound ever nearer of obscure bossa later found to be by a Japanese band based in Belarus + a classic Gooner chant “Ian Wright, Wright Wright” getting louder in the background]... producer... 4hero, Bugz in the Attic, per-son... [a 2-second silence then son segueing impossibly via 10cc into an unlikely mash-up of Airto and Alan Barnes slowly throbbing to a swinger of a conclusion] playing the hippest places from his base of Bel-fa-st.”  

Kaidi’s EPs last year were excellent and now it is time for the full Monty.

Perfect for your besties back from travelling, exhausted after watching Love Island for 72 hours on the trot if they are at all even vaguely open to Glasper, Spaven, Chris Dave, Herbie, Stevie, Return to Forever, Deodato – oh and for us old gits, too. Released at the end of June