London-based composer/bassist, Daniel Casimir returns with his solo debut album Boxed In, a dynamic collision of pulsing modern jazz & orchestral instrumentation.
Featuring Casimir’s quintet of fellow British jazz luminaries, including Nubya Garcia, Moses Boyd, Al Macsween & James Copus, Boxed In astutely bridges traditional and contemporary jazz forms with enveloping strings, woodwind & brass arrangements, but under its intricate musical surface seeks to confront some necessary hard truths.
Following in the footsteps of UK jazz heavyweights, Nubya Garcia, Ashley Henry & Kaidi Tatham, London-based, Berklee-trained drummer/composer and Jazz FM’s Breakthrough Act of 2021, Jas Kayser unveils her much anticipated debut album in 2022 for Jazz re:freshed’s iconic 5ive series.
With meditative jazz arrangements, finessed afrobeat fusions and energising studio production, Jas 5ive offers a sincere and candid reflection on themes of identity, self-discovery and family as well as navigating deep questions, from Jas’s upbringing to her travels abroad.
Released April 15, 2022
Drums – Jas Kayser
Percussion – Joao Caetano
Upright Bass – Daisy George
Electric Guitar – Jamie Leeming
Tenor Sax – Mark Hurrell
Alto Sax – Giacomo Smith
Trumpet – Christos Stylianides
Vocals – Ava Joseph
Spoken Word – Ash Kayser A.K.A Aalvk
Produced by: Jas Kayser, Giacomo Smith, Lewis Durham, Kitty Durham
Date recorded: 13th-15th Sept 2021
Recording by Lewis Durham at Durham Sound Studios, London N.W.1.
Mixed by Lewis and Kitty Durham, Giacomo Smith and Jas Kayser at Durham Sound Studios, London N.W.1
Mastered by L and G Durham at The Exchange Mastering Studios, London N.W.1