Clash Premiere: Nick Mulvey - Juramidam

Portico Quartet founder takes a solo turn...

Jazz and folk are - on the surface, at least - strange bedfellows.

After all, one focusses on improvisation, on the new while the other rests its reputation on tradition. Yet there's a lineage of performers - from Davey Graham, Bert Jansch to John Martyn and beyond - who blend the two, adding a solo sensibility to folk's pastoral tones.

Nick Mulvey was a founding member of Portico Quartet, a titanic jazz ensemble who have won countless awards. Turning solo, the guitarist has decided to look towards somewhere rather more linear, more song based.

Working with producer Dan Carey at a London studio, Nick Mulvey has crafted a series of new tracks. Debut EP 'Fever To The Form' is set to be released on June 17th, with Communion stepping in to give the guitarist safe harbour.

Ahead of this, Nick Mulvey has handed a new clip to ClashMusic. Performing 'Juramidam' on a Dalston rooftop as the sun sets behind him, it's a beautifully shot introduction to a new talent who is continually confounding expectations.

Watch it now.

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'Fever To The Form' is set to be released on June 17th.

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