Pōneke ex-pat Myele Manzanza (formerly the drummer for Electric Wire Hustle) has been successfully infiltrating the London jazz scene for the past few years, getting serious attention from the likes of JazzFM and The Guardian for his Crisis & Opportunity album series and live performances. Now, after forays into electronica and dance music on more recent releases, Manzanza brings it all back to where it began with a stunning acoustic jazz trio release. Crisis & Opportunity, Vol.4 - Meditations sees the drum master joined by Matthew Sheens (Ross McHenry, John Patitucci) on piano and Matt Penman (Joshua Redman, SFJAZZ Collective) on double bass, spreading their extraordinary wings across seven new tunes. - Flying Out
Over the past two years, the first three instalments of his lauded 'Crisis & Opportunity’ record series saw Myele garner praise from Mary Anne Hobbs, Cerys Matthews, Jamie Cullum, Huey Morgan, The Guardian, Complex, Jazz FM, Lefto, Worldwide FM, Jazzwise and more. The latter of these offerings extended Myele's sound deeper into the electronic world, venturing further into dance & club territory. From this underground energy, the steady swing of life’s pendulum reaches its apex, so we see Myele revert to a purely acoustic line-up, channelling a focused and razor-sharp return to his Jazz roots on ‘Crisis & Opportunity, Vol.4 - Meditations’. Showcasing an incredible level of musicianship between three musicians at the top of their game - including Matthew Sheens (Ross McHenry, John Patitucci) on piano and Matt Penman (Joshua Redman, SFJAZZ Collective) on double bass - the trio exchange motifs over the length of 7 tracks.
- Crayford’s Room
- Something Old Something New
- Crisis & Opportunity