Mark de Clive-Lowe remixes "Golden Morning" and celebrates album release
The jazzman is the archetypal renegade. The perennial embodiment of the artist who wakes up, goes to bed and does everything he wants in between. In recent years, the genre has acquired the staid image of elderly gentleman wailing in smoky, dimly lit and sparsely attended clubs, but the reality is quite different.
Between Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Quantic, Jose James, Mark de Clive-Lowe and many more, the music world is flooded with those who incorporate modal grooves into their repertoire. The pure jazzman is elusive, with contemporary artists free to dip their toes into funk, hip hop, rock, latin, soul and any number of avenues.
Chalk Clive-Lowe into that category, an uncategorizably gifted talent who recently returned to L.A. following a decade-long stay in London.
His latest LP, "Renegades" (slated for release on Nov. 15 on Tru Thoughts), seeks to bridge the gulf between continents, incorporating a medley of styles ranging from the aforementioned litany to nu-jazz, dubstep and house.
Since returning to L.A., he's hosted and performed in a monthly series called Church at Angel's Piano Bar and Supper Club in Santa Monica, which has earned a reputation as one of the premier jam nights in the city. On Sunday, he's celebrating the release of his new record with a Church meeting, featuring a performance from multi-instrumentalist and composer Miguel Atwood Ferguson.
In honor of the event, he's premiering his remix of Nostalgia 77's "Golden Morning." As you might infer from the title, the track is a swell of swinging drums, jazzy keys and deep head-nodding groove. Highly recommended at any time of day.
MP3:Nostalgia 77-"Golden Morning (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix)"
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