'The Sultan’s Swing' returns, but this time it’s ‘A Matter of Urgency’
After the success of 'Ignite', the group promptly follow up with a deep, and cosmic journey borne from personal struggle amidst the recent events around the globe.
A completely improvised, organic, yet sophisticated voyage from the opening sax of 'Jazz Emergency' to the hypnotic tanpura and spiritual vibes of the final track, ‘Sound of Pulsar’.
Weaving its way through the tapestry of influences from Lonnie Liston Smith, Softmachine and Ravi Shankar, the title track takes a more contemporary approach merging U.K. urban / spoken word, with a meandering melancholic melody, driving home the message that it’s a 'Matter of Urgency’.
Once again we thank all the amazing musicians and friends sharing their creativity on this album and to those who inspire us to create!
released January 14, 2021
Aziz Mustafa – Piano, Synths, Bass, Drums
Ozan Nidayi – Bass, Percussion
Oli Arlotto – Saxophone
Ben Hadwen – Flute
Tim Balasubramaniam – Drums (A1/B2)
Sergiu Fanica – Drums (A2/B1)
All songs written and arranged by Aziz Mustafa.
Mixed and produced by Aziz Mustafa and Ozan Nidayi