berlioz Conjures Inspired Sonics For ‘ode to rahsaan’

A salute to Rahsaan Roland Kirk...

Jazz-adjacent producer berlioz has shared new song ‘ode to rahsaan’.

The producer’s multi-faceted work crosses boundaries – a kid he grew up worshipping French touch producers, before encountering the powerful saxophone compositors of John Coltrane. Initially placing his work on SoundCloud under the alias Ted Jasper, he’s always had a sense of immediacy to his work, an open accessibility.

Debut album ‘open this wall’ it intensely autobiographical, touching on some of his key inspirations. ‘ode to rahsaan’ is a homage to the jazz virtuoso Rahsaan Roland Kirk, famed for playing multiple wind instruments at once.

A unique musician, the track contains a lengthy spoken word excerpt, re-affirming a commitment to Black Classical Music – the techniques, styles, and colours that permeate the diaspora.

Out now, the fluttering saxophone lines are set against surging house-focussed electronics – imagine Barry Can’t Swim and Nubya Garcia locked in the studio together, and you’d be close.

Tune in now.

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