Track of the day: I'll Tell You What It Is Later

Catnip for bassists this infectious groove drawn from Romantic Funk: The Unfamiliar new from bassist Orlando Le Fleming coming up for release this autumn on the Whirlwind label. In a funky Milesian vein Philip Dizack on trumpet is a lively presence …

Published: 6 Jul 2020. Updated: 28 days.

Catnip for bassists this infectious groove drawn from Romantic Funk: The Unfamiliar new from bassist Orlando Le Fleming coming up for release this autumn on the Whirlwind label. In a funky Milesian vein Philip Dizack on trumpet is a lively presence and the Romantic Funk band, very different in personnel from the last time marlbank checked it out, also has the highly rated Will Vinson on alto sax plus Sean Wayland on keys/synths, and sharing drum duties Kush Abadey and Nate Wood. The album was recorded earlier this year with compositions by Le Fleming.

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Greg Foat, Symphonie Pacifique

Greg Foat, who he? Well he's been around a while, DJs tend to warm to him more than hardcore jazzers and already the signs are that once again the pianist is a DJ preferred act. Symphonie Pacifique opens with a kind of classical mood and then …

Published: 5 Jul 2020. Updated: 28 days.

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Greg Foat, who he? Well he's been around a while, DJs tend to warm to him more than hardcore jazzers and already the signs are that once again the pianist is a DJ preferred act.

Symphonie Pacifique opens with a kind of classical mood and then moves very much into a deft easy listening nu jazz space where it stays for most of the album. Personnel details are scarce but harp, tubular bells, choirs, bass played by Phil Achille, congas played by Eric Young, and breakbeats courtesy of Moses Boyd are among the accompanying sounds.

It's an undemanding listen, you'd imagine a lot of people talking over this record if it came on and liking it for that very reason! It's a social sound but beyond that there is very little substance to it, the sort of thing Gilles Peterson plays on his 6 Music show on a Saturday. So it will probably do very well given the flakey world we live in. Out now on Strut.