Couple of albums from Nottingham based composer & sax player Jan Kopinski.
Review 'ere >>. https://www.allaboutjazz.com/jan-kopinskis-reflektor-mirrors-by-chris-may.php?width=600
Reviews/Jan Kopinski - Zone K info page >> http://www.jankopinski.com/pages/zonek.html
His other collective Pinski Zoo also sound interesting, soo quite likely these will lead to further explorations.
Couple of Funk Jazz albums from the new to me Shez Raja Collective
This is t’ first album from 2006
This later album is from 2010 & adds an expanded lineup featuring electric violin in a very good way from some reviews I have read. The lineup includes Andy Sheppard too.>>
Anyhow I came across this album whilst doing one of my periodic searches of stuff on the Brit 33 Jazz label, which has already netted me some v worthwhile albums I may never have come across otherwise & often at ludicrously cheap prices too, which is always a ‘Brucey Bonus’
Amacuntz product info for “Mystic Radikal” 2010>>
Dynamic bass player Shez Raja releases his new album featuring one of the UK’s foremost saxophonists Andy Sheppard and international trumpet star Claude Deppa. Exciting music that evokes all of the emotions - a mix of euphoric jazz, thundering funk, lyrical ballads and intoxicating grooves.
Shez Raja’s bass-led collective play a unique fusion of funk and jazz permeated with eclectic grooves and eastern flavours. Fascinating compositions and exuberant improvisations yield music that is both raw and real. Following three acclaimed album releases and spectacular performances at top jazz festivals and iconic venues the Collective have amassed a devoted following.
Personnel: Shez Raja (bass guitar), Andy Sheppard - tenor and soprano saxophone, tracks 4, 7, 9), Claude Deppa (trumpet, tracks 1, 6, 11), Aaron Liddard (tenor saxophone, flute), Pascal Roggen (electric violin), Alex Stanford (keyboards), Chris Nickolls (drums), Monika Lidke (vocals), Mark Cherrie (steel pan and percussion)
All on ceedee.