Song of the Day: The Jazz Defenders & Doc Brown – Perfectly Imperfect
Bristol's jazz group The Jazz Defenders dropped a new singlePerfectly Imperfect, featuring Doc Brown from the band's forthcoming new album King Phoenix for Haggis Records.
A big departure from the previous album comes via the two hip-hop/jazz tracks, both singles, of which feature guest MCs. Live Slow has US rapper Herbal T blessing the mic over an uptempo soul-jazz number whilst Perfectly Imperfect features London MC/actor Doc Brown rapping on a nice and slow 90's style head-nodding hip-hop groove. Both compositions show George Cooper's love for old-school boom-bap hip-hop (by the way, he also plays keys with renowned UK hip-hop big band Abstract Orchestra). For classic jazz lovers who dug the first album, there are two pure jazz tracks that join the dots between that debut release and this sophomore one - Twilight and From The Ashes - with plenty of vibrant solos for the discerning listener.
Listen to Jazz Defendersnew single Perfectly Imperfect, featuring Doc Brown from the band's forthcoming new album King Phoenix:
The new album King Phoenix is a statement in itself from the Jazz Defenders. After 2 years of music being destroyed by the pandemic and many musicians inactive, the band has risen from the ashes with new vigour, energy, and vision to try something new and not just repeat past musical glories. A band that sticks to the same script every release might just end up having a short shelf life but the Jazz Defenders are planning on being around for a long time.
Watch below Jazz Defendersnew single Perfectly Imperfect, featuring Doc Brown from the band's forthcoming new album King Phoenix:
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Alison Shearer - Cycles
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