Brilliant EP from one of the UK’s finest new jazz talents, channeling hip hop vibes into meandering jazz grooves, this is well worth checking if you’re feeling Badbadnotgood, Moses Boyd, Kamasi Washington etc, TIP!
British pianist Ashley Henry makes his major label debut with the release of the Easter EP on Silvertone / Sony Music.
Drawing influences from jazz, hip-hop and R&B, the 6-track selection is an imaginative project that boldly explores new musical territory, marking Henry out as an important new artist on the Jazz scene
Henry is beautifully influenced by his Jamaican heritage and in particular the wave of Caribbean jazz musicians from the 1950s, including the likes of Joe Harriott, Harold McNair, Dizzy Reece, Harry Beckett and Wilton Gaynair, who arrived in Britain during the jazz boom of the late post war period. Despite this eclectic range of international influences, Henry’s sound remains distinctively British, crazily present and in the true tradition of jazz is bold. The Easter EP sees Henry tackle a broad range of material in his original tracks and re arrangements of tracks by revered US rapper Nas and indie punk trio The Enemy.
2 The World Is Yours (Ashley Henry Version)
5 St Anne Remix
6 Moving Forward