Soothsayers meets Victor Rice and Friends, 'Last Days,' Red Earth ****

Track of the day has a delicious head bobbing outsider-ska flavour to it. It's Robin Hopcraft on beefy trombone leading the way in the dynamic arc of the piece. Sarf London band Soothsayers have built up quite a following over the years traversing …

Published: 17 Jun 2022. Updated: 18 days.

Track of the day has a delicious head bobbing outsider-ska flavour to it. It's Robin Hopcraft on beefy trombone leading the way in the dynamic arc of the piece. Sarf London band Soothsayers have built up quite a following over the years traversing reggae and Afrobeat stylings on different projects and led by eloquent versatile jazz saxist Idris Rahman alongside Hopcraft who is usually known as a trumpeter now joined by São Paulo-based bassist Victor Rice, guitarist João Erbertta and drummer Bruno Buarque in the personnel. There's a dub version of 'Last Days' also available on 10-inch vinyl. Soothsayers play the Rhythmtree festival, Isle of Wight on 8 July. The track is drawn from the so-far unreleased Soothsayers meets Victor Rice and Friends. Soothsayers photo: press

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A very strong vocals theme to the stories that you are flocking to this week

1 Heart of Mine: Songs of Ross Lorraine - feeling good

2 Lizz Wright, Holding Space, Blues & Greens - album of the week

3 Craig Harris, Managing the Mask reviewed

4 20 top jazz spots UK and Ireland

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Thanks for reading marlbank this week. Looking ahead to the summer solstice and next week we plan to run a brand new interview with a rarely interviewed jazz icon whose fantastic new album, a first headliner release in many years, is out in the late-summer. All will be revealed. Before then over the weekend look out for a few listings to gen you up for properly briefed stepping out. Bookmark the site for extra value top listening insights, suggestions and reviews. Heart of Mine producer Claire Martin, top

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