MANsuR bRoWN

Shi­roi 8/10

UNCUT - - New Albums - LoUIS PaT­TI­Son

Bro­ken beats and scorch­ing gui­tar from south Lon­don vir­tu­oso

He’s barely out of his teens, but Mansur Brown has al­ready left his mark on the blos­som­ing Lon­don jazz scene, play­ing on Yussef Ka­maal’s 2016 clas­sic Black Fo­cus and as a mem­ber of Tri­force, a quar­tet ded­i­cated to tack­ling the cos­mic jazz fusion of the Ma­hav­ishnu Or­ches­tra. His de­but LP con­tin­ues this bold streak, blend­ing flick­er­ing drum-ma­chine rhythms with a se­ries of re­mark­able gui­tar im­pro­vi­sa­tions. “Back South” is a south Lon­don take on ’70s blax­ploita­tion sound­tracks, while the bril­liant “God Willing” draws lines be­tween the blunt­ed­beat tape hip-hop of J Dilla and the som­nam­bu­lant dreami­ness of The Du­rutti Col­umn.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.