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Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble released new single “The Underdog” on his new label D.O.T. Records.

Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble released new single “The Underdog” on his new label D.O.T. Records. The song is promoting the new album “Implicate Order”, third as a Nick Walters & Paradox Ensemble. This 11-piece band continues to break the mould of big band jazz, combining spiritual and eastern jazz moods with West African rhythms and a fusion of electronics. “Implicate Order” follows up the band's highly acclaimed “Awakening” released on 22a in January 2019, and their debut EP “Entanglement” released of Efpi Records in 2013.

Nic Walters is a member of many musical projects: Paradox Ensemble / Ruby Rushton / Riot Jazz Brass Band / Beats & Pieces Big Band / Afrospot Allstars. He released in January 2020 his delightful solo album “Active Imagination”, and two double singles with his bandmates in Ruby Rushton  “Yardley Suite / Overture 1” in January 2020“Sun Khosi / Chrysalis" in May 2020.  We can also hear his trumpet on TenderloniousQuarantena album, also released this year on 22a.


From our Blog: 22a present new two-track 7″ single “Sun Khosi / Chrysalis” from the Tenderlonious-led jazz quartet Ruby Rushton


Listen below to Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble new song “The Underdog”, the new single from their forthcoming album “Implicate Order”:

Paradox Ensemble was formed in 2013 by trumpeter Nick Walters bringing together some of his closest musical collaborators from various projects he was involved in. After a debut release entitled 'Entanglement' on Efpi Records and several gigs around the country, the project has lied dormant for a few years, before returning in 2018 with the album “Awakening”, released on 22a in January 2019.

The band features some familiar faces such as Ed Cawthorne (aka Tenderlonious) on tenor sax and flute, Aidan Shepherd (Ruby Rushton) on accordion, Sam Healy (Skeltr, Beats & Pieces Big Band) and of course the incomparable Nick Walters (Ruby Rushton & Riot Jazz) on trumpet and synths.


Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble new album “Implicate Order” will come out on 29th January 2021, via on new label D.O.T. Records.



Nick Walters - trumpet + electronics

Ed Cawthorne - flute, soprano sax, tenor sax

Sam Healey - alto sax

Richard Foote - trombone

Ben Kelly - sousaphone

Rebecca Nash - piano

Aidan Shepherd - accordion, synth

Anton Hunter - guitar

Paul Michael - bass

Kodjovi Kush - percussion

Jim Molyneux - drums



  1. The Underdog
  2. Volta Region
  3. Be Seeing You
  4. Diminishing Returns
  5. Implicate Order

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:


Matilda Bond To Time From Time  

Fergus McCreadie - Cairn

cktrl - As You Are

Piotr Budniak Essential Group - Don't Have to Shine Behind the Darkest Line

Sercan Debelec - Luma

Daniel Casimir, Tess Hirst - Hope She'll Be Happier

David Hinckley - Your Man(On The Inside)

Menahan Street Band - Midnight Morning

Lee Fields & The Expressions - Do You Know?

Redtenbacher's Funkestra, Jop, Mike Outram - Cool Beans

The Allergies - Jumping Off

Greg Spero, J'von, Lido - Peruvian Chicken (Tiny Room Sessions)

Xvngo - Idealism

Levitation Orchestra      - Wave Potentiality

Menagerie - Hope - Edit

Chris Potter - I Had a Dream

Sarathy Korwar, Upaj Collective - Flight IC 408

Hubert Dupont, Antoine Berjeaut, Steve Arguelles - Immersion

Yussef Dayes, Charlie Stacey, Rocco Palladino - Welcome to the Hills

Bokani Dyer - Ke Nako

Eparapo, Dele Sosimi - Who Invented Black and White?


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