‘The future of UK jazz, then, looks bright; this was the sound of tomorrow, today’ – Evening Standard
‘This mix of a strong political stance and top-notch music made me think that if Gil Scott-Heron were still with us, he would be sitting up and paying attention’ – London Jazz news
‘This is another bulletin from a London scene engaged and unquiet about careless injustice’ – Jazzwise Magazine
Award-winning bassist Daniel Casimir and co-writer Tess Hirst released their debut album These Days at the end of last year via pioneering London-based record label Jazz Re:freshed. Inspired by their London surroundings, charged observations are delivered via thought-provoking lyricism, neo soul and modern jazz. Across twelve tracks, Casimir and Hirst fuse traditional jazz sounds into beautiful compositions, narrating their way through a political and cultural landscape. The album has a whole new resonance for 2020.
The release was featured in the “Beginner’s Guide to the New Jazz Generation” by Jazzwise and featured on Love Supremes’ “Top 10 albums of 2019″. Hot off this success Daniel and Tess released These Days in These Ways in July, a remix EP again with Jazz Re:freshed only with a bigger and more energetic sound.
The pair were looking forward to bringing the live experience of the album to audiences this year, with scheduled performances in Germany, at Love Supreme Jazz festival and the SXSW showcase in Austin, Texas. With all these appearances cancelled due to the pandemic, the pair will now relaunch their project in November as part of London Jazz Festival 2020, with a line up of some of London’s finest musicians joining them.
Tickets for this show are bought in groups of 2, 3, 4 or 6 depending on the table you select.