This is a VERY impressive debut EP... Essential..... Casimir holds down the bottom end, the supporting cast is the who's who of the UK Jazz scene.... What's not to love???
Favorite track: Escapee.
DJ V From CHICAGO
Beautifully done modern jazz. Gives me faith that the genre's future is in good hands. Much appreciation for your contribution now and looking ahead. I'll mos def be listening.
Favorite track: Really For Always.
Award winning bassist and composer Dan Casimir has become a regular fixture within the UK jazz scene providing his heavy weight upright sound for the likes of Julian Joseph, Jason Rebello, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ashley Henry, Camilla George and Nubya Garcia to name a few.
Dan Casimir plays with passion and power that shines through not only in his compositions but also in the energy he brings to his live performances.
The Musicians’ Company, recently awarded Daniel the Young Jazz Musician Award 2016-2017 which spurred him on to recording his forthcoming EP ‘Escapee’ which is coming out on the jazz re:freshed imprint in April.
‘Escapee’ features fellow rising stars on the scene, Moses Boyd, Joe Armon-Jones, Shirley Tetteh and features vocalist Tess Hirst.
released April 16, 2017
Written by: Dan Casimir & Tess Hirst
Tess Hirst, Vocals
Shirley Tetteh, Guitar
Joe Armon-Jones, Keyboard
Moses Boyd, Drums
Dan Casimir, Double Bass
Remembrance - wow... each part. Utterly, utterly perfect. Inspiring drums...
Strings Of Light pulls you in from the start, letting you know you're in for a great trip.
Joint 17 is another great track, smooth and funky and exploring around the edges of the groove.
Black Focus is a great opener and Yo Chavez is really nice.
Lowrider... mmm, the theme is bit retro for me, which is fitting - and brilliant playing, of course.
Favourite track: Remembrance Peter Jones
Heavy sounds. The drums and bass are relentless and driving without being hectic. The keys add just the right amount of colour and texture. All this perfectly setting the stage for Garcia's deft sax.
And then you get to listen to reimaginings of the same tracks. Great concept! Mohan Thomas