Soul singer Omar is recording a new album this weekend in London's Camden at the Jazz Cafe on Saturday night where he will be playing two shows. Omar is in the playing company of trumpeter Quentin Collins, tenor saxophonist Brandon Allen, Hammond organist Ross Stanley and drummer James Maddren (heard at the weekend playing the Vortex with Hannes Riepler reviewed here). Indie-jazz label Ubuntu will release the record. Harpist Alina Bzhezhinska opens for Omar on Saturday. More: at the Jazz Cafe site. Omar, above.