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:
For more with Tamar Osborn, tune into the February 21 edition of Bandcamp Weekly.
“I’ve always been interested in music from other places, of what happens when humans from different cultures interact, seeing which ideas stick and how it comes together to create something new and redefining. And, hopefully, that comes through in the music,” Tamar Osborn says. Her journey toward that goal is apparent on her new album, The Search. Osborn’s background in Afrobeat, modal jazz, folk, R&B, and classical have led to a place where her ensemble Collocutor possess a sound that is difficult to categorize, but easy to embrace.
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This time for our recent Jazz cafe gig. Once again a big thank you to Jane Cornwell!
Thank you Twisted Soul 🙂
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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