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".
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
The Message Continues
Source (featuring Ms MAURICE, Cassie Kinoshi, Richie Seivwright)
Together Is A Beautiful Place To Be
Stand With Each Other (featuring Ms MAURICE, Cassie Kinoshi, Richie Seivwright)
La cumbia me está llamando (featuring La Perla)
Before Us: In Demerara & Caura (featuring Ms MAURICE)
Boundless Beings (featuring Akenya)
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