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After his collaborative dub/jazz album with Prince Fatty, „Measures“ is the second album this year by UK based Jazz producer Ben Lamdin aka Nostalgia 77. 

»The original Nostalgia 77 Octet having been disbanded after the death of drummer Graham Fox. „Measures“ sees Lamdin’s long time collaborator, bass player and arranger Riaan Vosloo stepping to the fore, bringing six original compositions. The pair’s aim was to produce an album ranging from the chaotic to the meditative. On ‘Measures’, Vosloo’s writing strikes a delicate balance between strong themes and free space for the improvisers – a perfect canvas for the impressive cast of Kit Downes (piano), James Allsopp (reeds), Fulvio Sigurta (trumpet), Tim Giles (drums) and Vosloo himself on bass. The record captures the fiery fluidity of the band’s live performances. The album contains nods to the two dominant influences on this group over the years, in renditions of Sun Ra’s otherworldly “An Island In The Sun” and British firebrand (and previous Nostalgia 77 collaborator) Keith Tippett’s “Thoughts To Geoff”.«

The new LP will be out on Tru-Thoughts, December 8th – pre-order the limited edition vinyl or CD on Bandcamp or at Etch Shop.

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