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Nubya Garcia announces her debut album “Source” with two powerful new singles “Pace” and “Source”.

Nubya Garcia announces her debut album “Source” with two powerful new singles “Pace” and “Source”. Her debut album “Source” on Concorde Jazz is a deeply personal collection of sonic mantras to live by offering in which Garcia maps cartographies around the coordinate points of her identity, her family histories, grief, afro-diasporic connections and collectivism.  It's about a realization of personal and collective power: the evolution of the saxophonist’s values as she re-connects with herself, her roots and her community. Garcia digs deep to present an album with a global outlook: from London to Bogota, Caura to Georgetown, it's a record drawing inspiration from the many places Garcia calls home. The title track, “Source” is steamy blend jazz, reggae and afrobeat.

Album follows Garcia’s two highly-acclaimed Eps: 2017’s “Nubya’s 5ive” on Jazz Re:Freshed and 2018’s self-released "When We Are". She is also featured on five of the nine tracks on “We Out Here; the landmark compilation celebrating London’s thriving jazz scene. In 2018, Garcia won the Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year Award and the Sky Arts Breakthrough Act of the Year Award, followed by the 2019 Jazz FM UK Jazz Act of the Year Award. Nubya took part in Makaya McCraven's recording sessions in London, which end up on critically acclaimed 2018's "Universal Being", and the new one coming soon "Universal Beings E&F Sides".

From our Blog: Makaya McCraven shares “Mak Attack” and “Beat Science” from his new album “Universal Beings E&F Sides”

Watch the videos below to Nubya Garcia new songs “Pace” and “Source”, the first two singles from her forthcoming debut album “Source”:

“Source” was produced by Garcia and renowned producer Kwes (Nérija, Bobby Womack, Solange), and features Garcia’s hard-touring band of keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones, bassist Daniel Casimir and drummer Sam Jones.  LP feautures guest appearances by fellow Nérija bandmate Cassie Kinoshi on alto sax; KOKOROKO horn players Richie Seivwright (trombone) and Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet) and vocals from Akenya on closing track ‘Boundless Beings’. The first single is the title track, an epic 12-minute journey with guest appearances by Ms Maurice, Kinoshi and Seivwright, which can be heard below.

Listen below to Nubya Garcia new songs “Pace” and “Source”, the first two singles from her forthcoming debut album “Source”:

Nubya Garcia debut album “Source” will come out 21 August 2020, via Concorde Jazz



Nubya Garcia – tenor sax

Joe Armon-Jones – Rhodes piano

Daniel Casimir – double bass

Sam Jones - drums



  1. Pace
  2. The Message Continues
  3. Source (featuring Ms MAURICE, Cassie Kinoshi, Richie Seivwright)
  4. Together Is A Beautiful Place To Be
  5. Stand With Each Other (featuring Ms MAURICE, Cassie Kinoshi, Richie Seivwright)
  6. Inner Game
  7. La cumbia me está llamando (featuring La Perla)
  8. Before Us: In Demerara & Caura (featuring Ms MAURICE)
  9. Boundless Beings (featuring Akenya)

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:

Moses Boyd - Stranger Than Fiction

Michael Kiwanuka - Light

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Tango of Love

Alan Braufman - Home

Christian McBride Big Band - Pie Blues

Gregory Porter - Concorde

Matthias Bublath - Jaks Joint

Takuya Kuroda - Change

RoRo, Hache - Mine

Miles Francis & Jas Walton - Tuesday

Greg Spero, MonoNeon, Robert 'Sput' Searight, Ruslan Sirota - Overemotional (Tiny Room Sessions)

The Chicago Experiment - Maxwell Street

Toni Sauna, Wildcookie - You Forgot

Photay - Quest of the Pseudacris

Maverick Sabre - Signs

Richard Houghten - Sticks and Stones

Cheap Monk, Mike Casey - I Don't Have Time (No Tengo Tiempo)

Mausiki Scales - Kaleidoscopic Universe

Femi Temowo, Theo Croker, Soweto Kinch - Breathe

Pete Josef, Marie Lister- Giants

Lucky Chops - Memories

Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper - Play with Sky

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