Radio Juicy presents: Telemakus – „The New Heritage“ // Streams
Hier haben ich etwas richtig Schönes für Euch, die beste Mucke für’s Wochenende, brought to you by Radio Juicy: Hier ist Telemakus mit seinem langerwartetem Release „The New Heritage“. Es geht um die Mucke, dennoch haben wir hier ein Auszug aus dem Bandcamp-Begleittext:
Northern Californian composer/pianist Telemakus‘ long awaited LP ‘The New Heritage’ has finally arrived, and with it the artist takes a step into a new artistic beginning. Telemakus’ work has stemmed to highly creative composition and arrangement, generating a spirited album tackling the themes of exploration, wonder, and innocence. This album’s foundation lies at the intersection of jazz and hip hop, playing into the heritage of jazz-sampling artists who turned their hands to instruments, and discovered new musical dimensions and complexities. Fruiting from the year-long COVID-19 lockdown, the album was created virtually with musicians from 11 countries, with a focus on maintaining a live sound while exploring ideas the producer normally wouldn’t have considered.
‘The New Heritage’ represents Telemakus’ lineage growing up in the jazz scene, gigging locally in the Bay Area. Being a self-taught pianist, the artist has a unique gift for harmony which evidently translates into the LP’s tracks as a continuous flow of inspiration. Having found his own sound listening to the likes of Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, DJ Harrison, and Robert Glasper, Telemakus’ has developed a deeply personal style, as he likes to define it, “off-kilter and unique”.