As the year draws to a close, we picked our favourite Albums of 2016.
Today sees the release of Jamire Williams‘ new solo album ///// EFFECTUAL through Leaving Records. We first heard and loved the extraordinary first single ‘Children Of The Supernatural’ and the jazz drummer and percussionist followed it with a new track, ‘Collaborate With God’, earlier this week. The song features French composer Chassol and you can listen to it below.
While the year may be coming to an end soon, there’s still several exciting album releases to look forward to. ///// EFFECTUAL, the new solo album from renowned jazz drummer and percussionist Jamire Williams, is one of them. Slated for a December 2nd release via Leaving Records, ///// EFFECTUAL was pieced together over three different recording sessions and locations, as the press release explains, “all of which embodied a specific time period and environment to help translate a feeling within Williams”. He used a kit from the 19th century in one session, a digital kit in a second one, and a hybrid of both in the last session. With Carlos Niño on production duties, the album also features longtime collaborator Chassol, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
For a taster of the drumming magic Williams has in store for us, take a listen to the extraordinary first single ‘Children Of The Supernatural’.
Carlos Niño is getting ready to drop Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!, the fourth collaborative album off his Carlos Niño & Friends series. To bring the record to life, the Los Angeles based producer, composer, ensemble orchestrator, percussionist, DJ and mentor assembled a stellar cast of guest contributors, including Madlib, Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Iasos, Luis Pérez Ixoneztli, Dexter Story, amongst others.
Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening navigates through varied influences, from jazz and New Age to psychedelic and ambient music, and spans a few years. “I rarely throw anything away”, said Niño, “and in this case, a few pieces I’d started and archived were brought back to the forefront as they vibrationally matched with the project. There is overlap in space, time and sound with these records.”
Ahead of its release on April 22nd via Leaving Records, we can already hear the first taste from it, ‘It’s All Happening!’ featuring Madlib, Jamire Williams, Dexter Story, and strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Take a listen now.