5 May 2011

Nicolas Jaar - Ishmael (Abdullah Ibrahim Cover)

This is not a mistake, this track is recorded by Nicolas Jaar himself assisted by a live band! Rework of South African jazz pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim's best pieces (you can listen to the original here). It's a style typical for Nico's work - very deep and groovy bassline, solid claps and all this followed by a live band instruments taking care of this being faithful to the original and simultaneously creating a perfect bridge between jazz roots and modern electronic. Recorded live in one take which also shows real talent and class behind this track.

Organ - Dave Harrington
Sax - Will Epstein
Percussion - Ian Sims
Electronics - Nicolas Jaar