KOKOROKO's self-titled debut EP is OUT NOW: http://bit.ly/2tVL6jH Follow - KOKOROKO - http://bit.ly/2tVL6jH Buy - We Out Here - http://bit.ly/2tVL6jH A primer on London’s bright-burning young jazz scene, this new compilation brings together a collection of some of its sharpest talents. A set of nine newly-recorded tracks, We Out Here captures a moment where genre markers matter less than raw, focused energy. Surveying the album’s running order, it could easily serve as a name-checking exercise for some of London’s most-tipped and hardworking bands of the past couple of years. Recorded across three long, fruitful days in a North West London studio, the results speak for themselves: they’re a window into the wide-eyed future of London’s musical underground. KOKOROKO (meaning 'be strong' in Urhobo), are a collective of young musicians brought together by a love for Afrobeat led by trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey. They specialise in a soul shaking, horn fuelled sound with West African roots and inner London hues. 'Abusey Junction' is a ballad written by guitarist Oscar Jerome (fast making a name as an artist in his own right). It was written on the roof of a compound in Gambia where the band spent time last year immersing themselves in the soundscapes of the region. Sheila Maurice-Grey - Trumpet Cassie Kinoshi - Alto Sax Richie Seivwright - Trombone Oscar Jerome (Laurence) - Guitar Yohan Kebede - Keyboard Onome Edgeworth - Percussion Mutale Chashi - Bass We Out Here compilation released 9th Feb 2018 http://bit.ly/2tVL6jH

We Out Here

Kokoroko

Music

London jazz

Jazz

Total Refreshment Centre

U.K. Jazz

Gilles Peterson

Worldwide

Yussef Kamal

British Jazz

Blue Note

Jazz Refreshed

Sheila Maurice-Grey

Cassie Kinoshi

Richie Seivwright

Oscar Jerome

Yonah Kebede

Onome Edgeworth

Mutale Chashi