Nérija - Blume

  • Nérija - Blume

Nérija - Blume


FormatCD & LP
Released2nd August 2019
Catalogue WIGCD433
Barcode 887828043323

Nérija are the septet of Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (bass). Nérija is a project rooted in friendship. In fact, that’s the only way it can survive – a seven-piece jazz collective, their breakneck shifts in tempo and style rely on a deep understanding of mood, temperament and expression, a solid show of trust that extends beyond the usual bonds between musicians.

Their debut NÉRIJA EP was originally composed, recorded and self-released following their meetings and collaborations via London’s Tomorrow’s Warriors (an innovative jazz music education and artist development organisation), but the septet truly emerged to prominence as an early staple of London’s now rightly-celebrated jazz scene, performing city wide amongst the throngs of younger jazz fans that followed the scene’s every step. Now with its respected bandleaders and players each developing their own lauded projects (Nubya Garcia, KOKOROKO, SEED Ensemble, Nardeydey, Rosie Turton Quintet and more) - as well as leading the instrumental line for the likes of Little Simz and Congo Natty – they return to Nérija with new riches of power and a debut album – Blume - perfectly encapsulating their shared experience.  Blume artwork by kwes

1.Nascence - Composed by Nérija
Solos from Sheila Maurice-Grey, Rosie Turton and Lizy Exell
2. Riverfest - Composed by Nérija
Solos from Shirley Tetteh and Rio Kai

3. Last Straw - Composed by Sheila Maurice-Grey
Solos from Nubya Garcia and Sheila Maurice-Grey

4. Partner Girlfriend Lover - Composed by Shirley Tetteh
Solo from Shirley Tetteh

5. EU (Emotionally Unavailable) - Composed by Cassie Kinoshi
Solos from Cassie Kinoshi and Nubya Garcia

6. Blume - Composed by Nubya Garcia
Lead line from Sheila Maurice-Grey and Nérija on vocals

7. Equanimous - Composed by Rio Kai
Solos from Rosie Turton and Shirley Tetteh

8. Swift - Composed by Lizy Exell
Solos from Lizy Exell and Cassie Kinoshi

9. Unbound - Composed by Rosie Turton
Solos from Rosie Turton and Nubya Garcia

10. Blume ii - Composed by Nubya Garcia
Lead line from Sheila Maurice-Grey and Nérija on vocals

2LP Edition includes download code  Side D etched

2LP Indie Edition LP includes download code, CRYSTAL CLEAR coloured vinyl. Side D etched



Nérija - Blume is currently priced at a special preorder rate and will revert to full price on release. The release date of 2nd August 2019 is estimated and subject to change.

Artist Nérija
Filed Under Jazz