Tenderlonious is one of the most vital figures working in UK jazz right now, someone able to effortlessly meld traditional forms with club culture.
Whether its with Ruby Rushton or his 22arkestra the composer and instrumentalist is a real visionary, constantly pushing back the boundaries and chasing innovation.
On his new beat tape, though, Tenderlonious steps outside jazz composition, instead working in an electronic vein.
It's a daring move, but one that underlines his ethos, taking the temperament of jazz into a club context.
Drawing on key inspirations such as Madlib, Larry Heard, and J Dilla, it's a riveting document from someone who you simply can't second guess.
Out on June 14th through 22a - pre-order LINK - we're able to share the title track before anyone else.
A barbed, fascinating digital excursion, the thumping beat is set against a sparse but deftly experimental arrangement.
Tune in now.
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