Award-winning London tenor saxophonist, NUBYA GARCIA, has announced that her long-awaited solo debut album, ‘Source,’ is due for release on August 21st via Concord Jazz.
The nine-track long-player, which features Garcia’s recent singles, the urgent instrumental ‘Pace’ and the reggae-tinged ‘Source,’ finds the 29-year-old saxophonist backed by keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones, double bassist Daniel Casimir and drummer Sam Jones. Other contributors offering musical support on the album include Ms MAURICE, Cassie Kinoshi, Richie Seivwrigh, Akenya and La Perla but they don’t eclipse the magnetic Garcia, whose eloquent saxophone flourishes in a range of sonic settings; from percussion-fuelled Afro-Latin grooves and trippy dub excursions to soaring flights of astral jazz.
A leading light of the influential London jazz underground scene, Garcia can also be heard alongside Ezra Collective, Shabaka Hutchings, Alfa Mist, and Melt Yourself Down on the forthcoming Various Artists compilation, ‘Blue Note Re-Imagined,’ released in September 25th by Blue Note Records.
Nubya Garcia’s ‘Source’ is available via Concord Jazz on August 21st 2020