Tamar selected a few tracks for a Sunday morning in conjunction with Sanjay Mistry and long-running series MailTape (illustration by Pierre-Julien Fieux):
We’re very excited to announce our new 12″ EP ‘Black Satin’, featuring live renditions of Miles Davis’ classic track (from a session for Champagne Funk/Balamii Radio) and our own The Search, and remixes of The Search and Everywhere by DJ Khalab and Ruth Goller (Melt Yourself Down, Let Spin). Available to pre-order from On The Corner Records bandcamp:
You can also buy a poster of Victoria Topping’s amazing artwork!
Percussionless quartet version of one of our favourites ‘Everywhere’, performed for our Worldwide FM live session earlier this year and featuring Tamar on tenor sax for a change… Enjoy!
We were very happy to be invited to do a Jazz Special radio show on Worldwide FM earlier this week. Hosted by band leader Tamar, the showed featured selections from and interviews with several band members and a quartet version of the group live in session.
Watch/listen back to most of the live stream here:
Just before the release of ‘The Search’ Tamar talked to Bandcamp Weekly about the band, the new album & its artwork, and the life of a freelance musician…listen back here:
A huge thank you to Jane Cornwell at the Evening Standard for this lovely review. We’re a very happy band 🙂
Love this narrative interpretation of The Search – go to the original post to see the full story!
Collocutor`s music tells tales. The band`s debut, Instead, had the vibe of Tom Waits running with Rain Dogs and Beats through Sondheim and Bernstein`s gangland Westside. Of Nelson Algren and Hubert Selby Jr.`s NYC. Junk and Tra La La. Late night rapping with Kerouac and Cassady, high on Benzedrine and Tea. Poetry and all that Jazz. The artwork to their sophomore release, The Search, also inspires imagined narratives. With graphics that hark back to the heyday of Straight No Chaser. When Jazz meant everything new. Where a bright collage of patterns and geometrics describe mountains and rivers. Reflect a super red sun in orange and purple. Demark a citadel. Towers and minarets. Watched over by all-seeing eyes. Our hosts, the players, wrapped in magical, psychedelic cloaks. Given this colourful landscape, this time out perhaps the story Collocutor aim to spin is more One Thousand and One Nights
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Here’s a little interview Tamar did with Lonely Table ahead of Collocutor’s gig at Church of Sound in London. They talk about the band’s forthcoming album ‘The Search’, and the Yusef Lateef material they’ll be playing at the gig:
We’re very excited, the wait for our new album is nearly over!
Head across to bandcamp to preorder your copy, featuring artwork by the amazing Victoria Topping and some special extras with the limited edition vinyl….just click the link in the player!
A great way to round off 2016!
Way back in January we went into the studio to record our second album ‘The Search’. Test presses finally landed a few weeks ago, and one of the tracks was featured on Gilles Peterson’s BBC 6Music show on 17th December:
News about the release date coming soon!