Nérija share New Track “Last Straw” – Listen HERE
Photo credit: Clare Shilland
“Nérija certainly plays with the best of them”
PASSION OF THE WEISS
As they edge closer to the release of their debut album, Blume, on August 2nd, London jazz collective Nérija share a new track from the album — “Last Straw”.
The new track, composed by Sheila Maurice-Grey with solos from Sheila on trumpet and Nubya Garcia on tenor saxophone, is one of the more dancefloor ready moments on Blume, perfectly exemplifying the collaborative nature of the band.
Nérija are the septet of contemporary jazz luminaries, Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (bass). Rooted in friendship, Nérija is a collective whose breakneck shifts in tempo and style rely on a deep understanding of mood, temperament and expression, a solid show of trust that extends beyond the usual bonds between musicians.
Recorded in the boat-shaped confines of London’s legendary Soup Studios and produced by Kwes, the overarching goal with Blume was to simply capture the rawness, warmth, joy and the spirit of their relationship and performance.
Blume is a truly breath-taking collection of compositions that perfectly encapsulates everything Nérija; vibrant, engaging, infectious and truly current. For just over an hour, they take us on a sprawling wonderful journey, arriving at what is a majestic body of work; their personal and collective experiences and inspirations over the last half decade or so.
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