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Bandcamp Weekly interview with Tamar

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:

https://bandcamp.com/?show=218&utm_source=E-Mail&utm_content=BC%20Weekly%202-21

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Collocutor / The Search / On The Corner

Love this narrative interpretation of The Search – go to the original post to see the full story!

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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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Test presses for ‘The Search’ and radio play from Gilles Peterson!

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:

http://bbc.in/2gDK3vK

News about the release date coming soon!

Collaboration on Emanative’s ‘The Light Years of The Darkness’ album for the Steve Reid Foundation

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

Collocutor makes UKVIBE’s top jazz albums of 2014!

Thank you UKVIBE!

Best of 2014

Vinyl Factory top 100 vinyl releases of 2014 – ‘Instead’ in at no.91!

A big thank you to the Vinyl Factory for including Collocutor in their line up of the top vinyl releases of 2014!

Check out the full list here:

The top 100 vinyl releases of 2014