Spiritual jazz is a tradition that’s leaden with its own traditions, histories and stories. Maisha carve out out their own style through that weight of expectation: they take stock of that history, channelling the greats like Pharoah Sanders, while filtering their own influences – which range from jazz to Afrobeat – through every part of their musical process. It’s a sound which rests on trance-inducing rhythms, instinctive musical interchange and repeated, deeply enriching melodic refrains. It’s a combination which has made for their own singular sound.
The six-piece group, led by bandleader Jake Long, bring a fresh slant to the weighty spiritual jazz tradition. Their 2016 debut EP was released through Jazz Re:freshed (whose weekly shows and record label are an institution for forward-thinking jazz), and were part of We Out Here, Brownswood’s early 2018 record which documented London’s genre-bending, jazz-influenced underground. They’ve been featured on Boiler Room, supported the Sun Ra Arkestra, and played at Church of Sound, a live series that’s quickly become a staple of the emergent scene.
Now armed with Maisha’s Debut Album ‘There Is a Place” released 9th November on Brownswood Recordings, Maisha are ready to bring their own style of Spiritual Jazz to the whole of the UK.
FULL TOUR DATES AND TICKET LINKS
|21.05||Brighton||Patterns||Click Here for Tickets|
|22.05||Nottingham||Peggy's Skylight||Click Here for Tickets|
|23.05||Sheffield||Bungalows & Bears||FREE ENTRY - Click for FB Event|
|24.05||Hull||Ropery Hall||Click Here for Tickets|
|25.05||Leeds||Headrow House||Click Here for Tickets|
|27.05||London||Village Underground||Click Here for Tickets|
|02.06||Clitheroe||The Grand||Click Here for Tickets|
|03.06||Glasgow||Broadcast||Click Here for Tickets|
|04.06||Manchester||YES||Click Here for Tickets|
|05.06||Kendal||The Brewery Arts Centre||Click Here for Tickets|
|06.06||Newcastle||Cluny||Click Here for Tickets|
|09.06||London||Cross the Tracks||Click Here for Tickets|
|11.06||Birmingham||Hare & Hounds||Click Here for Tickets|