The art of mime, with its embrace of silence and pure physical expression, may seem like an unlikely source of inspiration for a jazz musician. But in “Walking Against the Wind,” one of Marcel Marceau’s best-loved pieces, bassist/composer Linda Oh found a stunning metaphor for the life of an artist.
Unique and adventurous, like the man himself, Lascelle Lascelles (aka Lascelle Gordon) shares the highly inventive Blackism by his new project Vibration Black Finger. As one of the leading DJs at London’s Wag Club in the 80s, he earned a reputation as an eclectic and adventurous musical spirit, before going on to found Acid Jazz pioneers The Brand New Heavies, staying with the band for five years.
You already know you’re on to a winner with this record when it’s coming from Nico Segal ((formerly known as Donnie Trumpet). After his excursions with Chance The Rapper on the highly acclaimed “Surf” album, Segal has formed a four-piece jazz ensemble called The JuJu.