Flautist, saxophonist, keys player, producer, DJ and 22a label founder Tenderlonious, aka Ed Cawthorne, made the announcement earlier this week.
Titled ‘Ironside’, the new album from the dynamic jazz four-piece was recorded at Abbey Road’s Studio 3 over the course of two days.
“This record is more disciplined and thought-out. ‘The Shakedown’ was a free, unplanned jam, but this has detailed arrangements with lots of changes," says Cawthorne. “The tracks are shorter too – they’re more concise, as is the whole thing, which makes it more accessible. I like the idea that people can play the album quickly, then play it all over again.”
22a will release ‘Ironside’ on April 5. Check out lead track ‘Eleven Grapes’ below.
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