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The Major Scale

May 1, 2019

Two artists, from different decades and veterans in their own right, presented to a new generation that's taking on bold new territories.
Mark De Clive-Lowe's musical calling began when he discovered his father's jazz records around the dawn of acid house. From earnestly composing electronic music in his native New Zealand, to making a name for himself in the clubs of London and around the world, De Clive-Lowe has racked up points working with the likes of 4-Hero, Shirley Horn, and Lauren Hill. From Broken Beat to Blue Note, he's always delivered an inspired collaboration. His recent output has both worlds merging, producing something new and sonically exciting with CHURCHLive at the Blue Whale and Heritage.
Idris Ackamoor is the type of sonic treat that one really looks forward to and savors, knowing that it's the sort of pleasure that doesn't come around very often. Over the decades Ackamoor, with or without his band the Pyramids, has selectively released a series of wonderfully crafted gems steeped in soul, psychedelia, dub, and Afrobeat that are always heavy on spirituality and social awareness. His latest, An Angel Fell, may be his greatest–its freshness and originality make him a contender in the canon of jazz notables.