Song of the Day: Chelsea Carmichael – Fractuals
Following the release of her stunning debut album, saxophonist Chelsea Carmichael announces All We Know EP with a new instrumental track Fractuals.
Off the back of releasing her stunning debut album, The River Doesn’t Like Strangers last year on Shabaka Hutchings’ new label Native Rebel Recordings, Saxophonist Chelsea Carmichael drops a new track Fractuals as part of her new EP All We Know, same as the album recorded with Eddie Hick (Sons of Kemet), Dave Okumu (The Invisible) and Tom Herbert (The Invisible; Polar Bear).
Chelsea is a Conservatoire-trained musician who has already been part of a Mercury-nominated band - she played on SEED Ensemble’s 2019 Driftglass - and currently plays with Theon Cross, the Neue Grafik Ensemble and arranges for her own Chelsea Carmichael Ensemble. Following a performance together in May 2019 at the Total Refreshment Centre-affiliated Church of Sound with South African band The Brother Moves On, Shabaka noted Chelsea’s potential and invited her to record the first release on the new label.
Listen to Chelsea Carmichael new song Fractuals, from her new EP All We Know:
Chelsea has also been announced as part of a BBC 6 Music Gilles Peterson 3 hour special from the New York Winter Jazz Festival this Saturday at 3.00pm where she will line up alongside live music and interviews from Ezra Collective, Yazmin Lacey, Emma-Jean Thackray and Tawiah recorded at his UK showcase at Le Poisson Rouge.
Watch below video to Chelsea Carmichael new song Fractuals, from her new EP All We Know:
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Sélène Saint-Aimé - Arawak Uhuru
Anne Paceo - Reste un oiseau
Jas Kayser, Ava Joseph - Darkness In The Light
Nick Walters - Cosmos
Helge Lien Trio - Gamut Warning Revisited
Alina Bzhezhinska, HipHarpCollective - Soul Vibrations
E.J. Strickland - Language Of The Unheard
Chelsea Carmichael - Fractuals
Christian McBride - Brouhaha
Joanne Brackeen - Cram 'N Exam
Vega Trails - Epic Dream
BADBADNOTGOOD - Open Channels
GoGo Penguin - Ascent
Cito Kaling, young.vishnu, Pachakuti - Phantasma
Gianni Brezzo - Il Sole
Nicola Conte, Gianluca Petrella - Inner Light Joaquin Joe Claussell Sacred Rhythm
Fieh - Fast Food
Redtenbacher's Funkestra - Squid Exit Music - 7 radio edit
Kresten Osgood - Når lyset bryder frem
Flammer Dance Band - Den Hvite By