The Jazz re:freshed 5ive’s are a series of five track mini-album releases, showcasing the quality, influence and diversity of jazz, whilst celebrating the music’s unsung heroes and emerging unsigned talent. It was devised to offer musicians an opportunity to stretch themselves and their music, in essence giving an outlet to artists that Jazz re:freshed believe need to be heard.
The Sure Co. is a collaboration between drummer Richard Spaven and pianist Grant Windsor. The project also features Neville Malcolm on bass. Whilst working on so many projects both touring and recording together — José James, Gregory Porter, Nailah Porter, Ty — Richard, Grant and Neville often discussed putting together a band. It was whilst on the road in Germany with Nailah Porter, during a soundcheck in fact, that enough was enough and it was decided that it was time to produce The Sure Co. record