Here’s a fresh one from London’s bright young jazz scene by tenor saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia on the iconic Concord Jazz imprint.
Garcia’s debut album follows a string of successful EPs, including 2018’s When We Are, which was named one of NPR’s Best Songs of 2018. SOURCE, jointly produced by Garcia and producer Kwes (Nérija, Bobby Womack, Solange), is a delightfully varied jazz album featuring Afro-Caribbean influences, soothing spiritual pieces, angelic voices and an epic 12-minute title track that features Garcia’s signature playing, energetic yet meditative, over a perfectly executed drum beat that flows through genres including dub, R&B and jazz.
For new listeners, we also highly recommend checking out Gilles Peterson’s excellent compilation project We Out Here, which features Garcia on five of the nine tracks.
Hear/purchase “SOURCE” now at: https://nubyagarcia.bandcamp.com/album/source
Be sure to also check out Garcia’s NTS radio show: https://www.nts.live/shows/nubya-garcia