Murmur

A 10 track crossover jazz album (41m 59s) — released October 12th 2018 on Impossible Ark

Bristol-based Dakhla Brass are delighted to announce the release of their fourth album, the first in their newly expanded drum&brass&bass six-piece line-up (thanks to the addition of Nostalgia 77's Riaan Vosloo on double-bass). Recorded at London's Fish Factory Studios, and produced by Nostalgia 77's Ben Lamdin, Murmur is an album that builds on the band's signature sound (a lattice of intricate brass lines over simmering drums) to explore new-found flurries of improvisation amidst beautifully-crafted through-arrangements. From the poignant New Orleans funeral march of The Last Host, to the crashing anthemic riffs of 5000 What?, via the playful schizophrenia of Insomnia Somnia and the minimalist groove crescendo of One Wicker Wisp's final section, this is music of power, craft, tenderness and wit, delivered with energy and poise by an indisputably unique musical collective.

A very modern sound of jazz, that makes it stand out from everything else - Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2

An important part of the wave of bands that draw on the brass band tradition in some way. A personal sound that is hard hitting and uplifting. - Kevin Le Grande Jazzwise

A Powerhouse, Talent, instinct and creativity make them a force to be reckoned with - Sound on sound magazine

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