Steam Down featuring Afronaut Zu released their interpretation of Wayne Shorter’s “Etcetera”. It’s a characteristically cool combination, which features afro-swing, grime, jazz and future soul. “Etcetera” was the title track from revered jazz saxophonist Shorter’s 1965 Blue Note album.
“Wayne Shorter has long been my favourite saxophonist and composer in jazz. Reworking Etcetera from his legendary Blue Note catalogue is a childhood dream come true”, said Ahnanse from Steam Down.
Steam Down has quickly established a growing fan base in the UK and abroad. Their every performance is a co-creative experience between musicians and audience where everyone's participation matters, regardless of language, background or nationality.
Watch the video below to a Steam Down new song featuring Afronaut Zu on vocals, an interpretation of Wayne Shorter’s “Etcetera”, from the forthcoming album “Blue Note Re:imagined”:
Throughout 2019, Steam Down took part in a variety of different projects, including supporting Sampa The Great on Jools Holland, headlining Boiler Room’s Festival alongside Afronaut Zu, Nubya Garcia, and Charlotte Dos Santos, as well as the release of their debut single “Free My Skin” in November. Currently, Steam Down is gearing up to their highly anticipated EP, which is due to be released later this year.
Listen below to a Steam Down new song featuring Afronaut Zu on vocals, an interpretation of Wayne Shorter’s “Etcetera”, from the forthcoming album “Blue Note Re: imagined”:
Blue Note, which celebrated its milestone 80th anniversary in 2019, boasts an illustrious catalog that traces the entire history of jazz, and the Re: imagined project features music originally created by some of its most legendary alumni. Alongside Steam Down’s cover of Wayne Shorter’s "Etcetera" are reworkings of tracks by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, McCoy Tyner and Andrew Hill.
Album “Blue Note Re: imagined” will come out via Blue Note / Decca Records on 25th September 2020.
1. Jorja Smith – “Rose Rouge”
2. Ezra Collective – “Footprints”
3. Poppy Ajudha – “Watermelon Man (Under The Sun)”
4. Jordan Rakei – “Wind Parade”
5. Skinny Pelembe – “Illusion (Silly Apparition)”
6. Alfa Mist – “Galaxy”
7. Ishmael Ensemble – “Search for Peace”
8. Nubya Garcia – “A Shade of Jade”
9. Steam Down featuring Afronaut Zu – “Etcetera”
10. Blue Lab Beats – “Montara”
11. Yazmin Lacey – “I’ll Never Stop Loving You”
12. Fieh – “Armageddon”
13. Mr Jukes – “Maiden Voyage”
14. Shabaka Hutchings – “Prints Tie”
15. Melt Yourself Down – “Caribbean Fire Dance”
16. Emma-Jean Thackray – “Speak No Evil / Night Dreamer”
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Alabaster DePlume - The Good Wine
Eddie Henderson - Smile
Raffy Bushman - Look Up
Moonfish, Maria Chiara Argirò, Riccardo Chiaberta - Drop of Water
Jaga Jazzist - Tomita - Edit
Jerk - Celestial Voices
Web Web - Safar - Flip Remix
Pugs Atomz, Inkswel, Blu, Georgia Anne Muldrow - Origami Dollars
Jimi Tenor - Sugar and Spice
Lee Fields & The Expressions - The One Who's Hurting Is You
Immanuel Wilkins - Grace And Mercy
72-Hour Post Fight - Unglued
Pachakuti, young.vishnu, Masha Kashyna - Power
Steam Down, Afronaut Zu - Etcetera
Gaidaa, Saba, Jarreau Vandal - Stranger
Wandering Monster - Metropolis
Nine Sparks Riots, Apocalyptic Brass Collective, MASAKA - The Antidote
The Lions, Alex Désert, Black Shakespeare - The Loser
Sevana - If You Only Knew
Lotek, Daddy Speedo - This Is (The Rebirth of Rude)