What They Say
Lund Quartet’s Self titled album is a beautiful and evocative exploration of Jazz with with experimental and Hip Hop undertones. They are heavily influenced by the Scandinavian jazz scene and turntablism, using samples of Bristol’s finest musicians and creatively playing them back through turntables along side a more traditional Jazz line up of piano, drums and double bass. Their unique sound has been turning many heads at various festivals and live shows for the past few years. Last year they were runners up in the ‘Future of Jazz’ competition and earlier this year track ‘Tulipan’ was a was a very popular feature on ’22Tracks’.
What We Say
This is the perfect album review to finish the year off with – hypnotising, entrancing jazz tinged with hip hop and electronica – ideal for dark evenings and a glass of something strong. This type of genre-melding can go horribly wrong but these four chaps from Bristol have made such a good job of it it’s surprising that they’re not more famous than they are. The band consists of Simon Adcock on piano and theremin, Jake Wittlin on turntable, Rob Childs on double bass, and Sam Muscat on drums. Each of the 7 tracks, between 4 and 9 minutes long, are never self-indulgent, nor are they in any way quirky. This is simply beautiful jazz music with a modern twist: ‘Kulde’ is reminiscent of the smoky clubs of Ben Webster’s time; ‘Love’s Madness’ has scratch vocals over a mesmerising piano riff; and the closing track, ‘Zill Bell’ takes such an unhurried, minimalist approach that when it finally builds to a close it is like waking from some sublime dream. This is an extremely accomplished album that will be your friend right the way through the cold winter nights. ‘Lund Quartet’ is out now on AFutureWithout.
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Listen to ‘Sequoia’ by Lund Quartet