ELEVEN GRAPES / ONE MO’ DRAM
tenderlonious and company return with two spectacular new mind-benders for us to sink our brains into.
The music is rooted in the spiritual concepts of jazz heroes such as John Coltrane and Yusef Lateef, whilst adopting influences from hip hop, Afrobeat and the UK underground culture. "Eleven Grapes" is a song that was first conceived back in 2013. Its catchy time signature and playful melody fit together perfectly. The intricate interplay between Tenderlonious' flute and Aidan Shepherd's keys transport us back to the heyday of Bennie Maupin and Herbie Hancock. "One Mo' Dram" is a groove that’s deeply rooted in traditional West African rhythm. Tim Carnegie's tough drum break builds and wraps itself around a slick trumpet solo from Nick Walters, before rolling back into the intricate melody that binds the track together.
- Eleven Grapes
- One Mo’ Dram