Robert Glasper above artist in residence at North Sea this summer
‘I thought it was a jam band or something’
o, not a collective term for a staff room full of teachers Corduroy could well be an escape from doing homework with a bit of TV on the side for any jazz student out there copping a listen to this. That's because guitarist David Ullmann's lively 8 full of hot New York players on the up, gathering for their first recording as an octet, were partly inspired by 1970s TV show tunes the likes of the themes from the peerless Taxi and MASH. Ullmann and members of the band explain more in this behind-the-scenes video ahead of the Corduroy release on 26 August. Elbow pads definitely not required.