Jazz re:freshed has been around since 2003, and from the very beginning to the present day, we have witnessed the dopest live music at our weekly sessions from the most incredible musicians. Throughout that time, we have also listened to an array of the highest quality releases, many of which we believe, never got the exposure or recognition they truly deserved.
So, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit the releases that we believe might have slipped between the cracks or are not currently available digitally. Hence… the RE:ISSUED series.
Kicking off the RE:ISSUED series is Samadhi Quintet - led by drummer and composer Sam Gardner, the group released their debut album ‘The Dance of Venus‘ in Autumn 2014. The album combines the rhythms of Indian and Latin American music, with the beats of Hip Hop and the language of Jazz to create a truly unique sound - which is still dope today.
We have picked out 5 of the tracks that we think you will love. …listen and enjoy.
released March 29, 2019
Dominic J Marshall – piano
Krzysztof Urbanski –saxophone
Sam Vicary - double bass
Sam Bell - percussion
Sam Gardner – drums
supported by 9 fans who also own “Samadhi RE:ISSUED”
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