Emma-Jean Thackray

UM YANG / 음 양 [Night Dreamer Direct

£18.99
  • Emma Jean Thackray - UM YANG / 음 양 [Night Dreamer Direct-to-Disc Sessions]
31st July 2020 / LP / Night Dreamer

Emma-Jean Thackray

UM YANG / 음 양 [Night Dreamer Direct

£18.99

Emma-Jean Thackray, an outstanding figure in the UK jazz scene, releases Um Yang, her long-dreamed project dedicated to the Taoist philosophy of duality and harmony. A highly ambitious and personal record that sees Thackray leading a septet featuring Soweto Kinch and Steam Down’s Wonky Logic, recorded straight to vinyl.

An accomplished trumpeter, beat-maker, singer, composer and DJ, Thackray draws on far wider influences than jazz. Her sound is distinctive; in the words of The Guardian like “Bitches Brew era Miles entering the dub chamber with a New Orleans marching band – in a good way”.

Since debuting in 2016, Thackray has directed the London Symphony Orchestra, performed at the NY Winter Jazz Fest, played Glastonbury five times in 2019 alone, and launched her own record label, Movementt (in association with Warp).

Championed by Gilles Peterson, Theo Parrish and Jamie Cullum, Thackray has firmly cemented her place among a new wave of exciting young musicians, collaborating with Makaya McCraven, Junius Paul and Angel Bat Dawid, and still finds time to host her monthly radio show on Worldwide FM.

Side A: UM / 음 (10:18)
Side B: YANG / 양 (8:30)

Format /LP
Released /31st July 2020
Catalogue / ND006
Barcode / 0745110122784
Label /Night Dreamer
Genre / Jazz
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