Yazz Ahmed – Lahan al-Mansour (2019)

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“Lahan al-Mansour” (Yazz Ahmed) from the upcoming album “Polyhymnia”.

“Acclaimed trumpet player and composer Yazz Ahmed has shared her hypnotic new track ‘Lahan al-Mansour’.
The open-minded, highly creative jazz musician fuses her British and Bahraini heritage, producing something remarkable in the process.
Second album ‘La Saboteuse’ became a breakout moment of sorts, with Yazz Ahmed gaining a nomination at the Jazz FM Awards shortly afterwards.
Ropeadope Records will handle the composer’s third album, with new project ‘Polyhymnia’ set to land on October 11th.
The album will come wrapped in packaging designed by Sophie Bass, while the deluxe vinyl package also features a 12 page booklet featuring Sophie’s art and the stories behind the music.
Extraordinary new song ‘Lahan al-Mansour’ is online now, a lengthy excursion that nods towards the Middle East, contemporary club culture, and jazz greats.
Effortlessly beautiful, you can tune in now.” – Clash

Personnel:

Soprano saxophone solo – Tori Freestone
Trumpet solo – Yazz Ahmed

Johanna Burnheart, electric violin
Helena Kay, alto saxophone
Tori Freestone, alto flute, soprano saxophone & tenor saxophone
Gemma Moore, baritone saxophone
Becca Toft, trumpet
Alex Ridout, trumpet
Yazz Ahmed, trumpet, flugelhorn & handclaps
Carol Jarvis, trombone
Samuel Hällkvist, guitars
Ralph Wyld, vibraphone
Alcyona Mick, Fender Rhodes
Charlie Pyne, bass guitar
Corrina Silvester, percussion & handclaps
Sophie Alloway, drums

Camilla George, cosmic alto saxophone lines
Shirley Tetteh, additional guitar textures
Sarah Tandy, additional Fender Rhodes (solo transition)
Noel Langley, additional Fender Rhodes (free introduction)

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Released: July 26, 2019


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