Nérija share new track "Last Straw"

Nérija share new track "Last Straw"

"Breathtaking" 
JAZZIZ

"Nérija certainly plays with the best of them"
PASSION OF THE WEISS

As they edge closer to the release of their debut album, Blume, on August 2nd, London jazz collective Nérija share a new track from the album -- “Last Straw”.

The new track, composed by Sheila Maurice-Grey with solos from Sheila on trumpet and Nubya Garcia on tenor saxophone, is one of the more dancefloor ready moments on Blume, perfectly exemplifying the collaborative nature of the band.

Nérija are a septet of contemporary jazz luminaries, Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (bass). Rooted in friendship, Nérija is a collective whose breakneck shifts in tempo and style rely on a deep understanding of mood, temperament and expression, a solid show of trust that extends beyond the usual bonds between musicians.

Recorded in the boat-shaped confines of London’s legendary Soup Studios and produced by Kwes, the overarching goal with Blume was to simply capture the rawness, warmth, joy and the spirit of their relationship and performance.

Blume is a truly breath-taking collection of compositions that perfectly encapsulates everything Nérija; vibrant, engaging, infectious and truly current. For just over an hour, they take us on a sprawling wonderful journey, arriving at what is a majestic body of work; their personal and collective experiences and inspirations over the last half decade or so.

Stream "Riverfest" HERE

Blume Track List
1.Nascence - Composed by Nérija
Solos from Sheila Maurice-Grey, Rosie Turton and Lizy Exell

2. Riverfest - Composed by Nérija
Solos from Shirley Tetteh and Rio Kai

3. Last Straw - Composed by Sheila Maurice-Grey
Solos from Nubya Garcia and Sheila Maurice-Grey

4. Partner Girlfriend Lover - Composed by Shirley Tetteh
Solo from Shirley Tetteh

5. EU (Emotionally Unavailable) - Composed by Cassie Kinoshi

Solos from Cassie Kinoshi and Nubya Garcia

6. Blume - Composed by Nubya Garcia
Lead line from Sheila Maurice-Grey and Nérija on vocals

7. Equanimous - Composed by Rio Kai
Solos from Rosie Turton and Shirley Tetteh

8. Swift - Composed by Lizy Exell

Solos from Lizy Exell and Cassie Kinoshi

9. Unbound - Composed by Rosie Turton
Solos from Rosie Turton and Nubya Garcia

10. Blume ii - Composed by Nubya Garcia
Lead line from Sheila Maurice-Grey and Nérija on vocals

Available Formats

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NÉRIJA Blume

Album | 2nd August 2019

Nérija is Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (bass). Blume is a truly breath-taking collection of compositions that perfectly encapsulates everything Nérija. Vibrant, engaging, infectious and truly current, Blume takes you on a sprawling wonderful journey, arriving at what is a majestic body of work of their personal and collective experiences and inspirations over the last half decade or so.

Tracklisting

  • 1Nascence
  • 2Riverfest
  • 3Last Straw
  • 4Partner Girlfriend Lover
  • 5EU (Emotionally Unavailable)
  • 6Blume
  • 7Equanimous
  • 8Swift
  • 9Unbound
  • 10Blume II

NÉRIJA Blume

Album | 2nd August 2019

Nérija is Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (bass). Blume is a truly breath-taking collection of compositions that perfectly encapsulates everything Nérija. Vibrant, engaging, infectious and truly current, Blume takes you on a sprawling wonderful journey, arriving at what is a majestic body of work of their personal and collective experiences and inspirations over the last half decade or so.

Tracklisting

  • 1Nascence
  • 2Riverfest
  • 3Last Straw
  • 4Partner Girlfriend Lover
  • 5EU (Emotionally Unavailable)
  • 6Blume
  • 7Equanimous
  • 8Swift
  • 9Unbound
  • 10Blume II
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