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Following the success of 'Escapee', Award Winning Bassist Daniel Casimir and Vocalist/Co-writer Tess Hirst return for their debut LP, These Days.
This time, inspired by their surroundings, the West London pair document charged observations delivered via thought provoking lyricism, neo soul and modern jazz.
A regular fixture on the UK jazz scene, Casimir (a former Birmingham Conservatoire student) has provided his heavy weight upright sound for the likes of Julian Joseph, Jason Rebello, Benet Mclean, Lonnie Liston Smith, Nathan Facey, Shane Forbes, Chihiro Yamanaka, Ashley Henry, David Lyttle, Nubya Garcia, the Clark Tracey Quintet (Meantime, Jubilation), Tom Harrison (Unfolding in Tempo), Jasmine Power (Stories and Rhymes), Camilla George and Art Blakey Jazz Messenger saxophonist, Jean Toussaint. Hirst released her debut EP ‘Love’s Sunday’ in 2015, having moved to Leeds from London with a short spell in LA to learn her craft, quickly making a name for herself on the jazz circuit with her smooth sleek vocals.
In 12 tracks Casimir and Hirst blend a traditional Jazz ensemble with technology and post production techniques to narrate their way through a political and cultural land.
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