Ruby Rushton Sun Khosi / Chrysalis

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    ’Ironside’ sees the band continuing to push boundaries, and lead the way, with this new genre defying recording. The quartet’s fresh, high energy sound is rooted in the spiritual concepts of John Coltrane and Yusef Lateef, paying homage to The Headhunters and Weather Report heyday, whilst adopting influences from hip hop, Afrobeat and the UK underground culture.

    This is the band's 4th studio album and most complete work to date. Highly recommended!


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    Other Releases on 22a

    Ruby RushtonGideon's Way22a

    **Another essential release by the Tenderlonious lead band!**

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    Following on from the release of 'Tender in Lahore' earlier in 2020, 22a releases the full LP-length suite of improvised Ragas from a one day recording session in Lahore with instrumental quartet, Jaubi (who brought us the excellent 'Lahore State Of Mind') . Features four previously unreleased tracks. Deeply meditative, cosmic, raga-jazz trance music!

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    TenderloniousQuarantena22a

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    Ruby RushtonIronside22a

    Brand new album from the Tenderlonious led jazz quartet, Ruby Rushton!

    ’Ironside’ sees the band continuing to push boundaries, and lead the way, with this new genre defying recording. The quartet’s fresh, high energy sound is rooted in the spiritual concepts of John Coltrane and Yusef Lateef, paying homage to The Headhunters and Weather Report heyday, whilst adopting influences from hip hop, Afrobeat and the UK underground culture.

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    • – Pingwin VI (Requiem For Komeda)
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    TenderloniousThe Shakedown feat. The 22archestra22a

    Long awaited debut LP from Tenderlonious featuring the 22archestra!

    Listeners are exposed to the full breadth of the 22a leaders technical and compositional skills, ranging from subtly meandering jazz, to hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and exhilarating free form jazz. If you picked up any of the limited 7" promos over the last 6 months from us, you'll know what to expect here.

    Features Yussef Dayes (Yussef Kamaal) on drums, Fergus Ireland on bass, Hamish Balfour on keys, and Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Jeen Bassa on percussion.

    Essential stuff - don't sleep!

    • – Expansions
    • – Yussef's Groove
    • – Togo
    • – SV Interlude
    • – The Shakedown
    • – Maria
    • – You Decide
    • – SV Disco
    • – Red Sky At Night
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    Mo KoloursAxum EP22a

    New Mo Kolours - Limited to 300 copies - Exclusive to Sounds Of The Universe!!!!

    Following the success of his recent 'Meroe' EP on the prolific 22a, Mo Kolours is back with a new 7" 'Axum EP'. A tasty four track selection, this EP is packed with worldly grooves fused with contemporary beats & soundscapes. Original artwork by Mo Kolours - don't sleep!!!

    • – High Spirits (Reprise)
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