Some time ago, Emanative asked if we would collaborate on a track for an album to raise money for the Steve Reid Foundation, an organization set up in memory of legendary jazz drummer Steve Reid to offer help to people working in music when going through times of crisis and also to support emerging talent. Of course we said yes!
We chose to record a version of ‘Fire’ from Joe Henderson’s album ‘The Elements’, a particular favourite of both Emanative and Collocutor’s Tamar and a natural choice to fit the album’s expansive spiritual jazz thread (inspired by artists Steve Reid had worked with such as Sun Ra and Miles Davis). The session was hugely enjoyable, particularly as we were also joined by the talents of Finn Peters (flute) and Gemma Williams (harp) alongside the regular members of the Emanative musical family.
And now the album is available to pre-order on bandcamp! The 2xLP limited edition heavyweight vinyl is released on 16th March, so get in there quick. With numerous guest musicians from various backgrounds it’s great music, all for a good cause.
To find out more about the Steve Reid Foundation and the man who inspired it go to: www.stevereidfoundation.org