On flute & synthesisers Tenderlonious commands the 22archestra, a dream team of top talent. Harmony all over this one. The Shakedown is his debut album, with a groove of its own. Listeners are exposed to the full breadth of Tenderlonious technical and compositional skills, ranging from subtly meandering jazz, to hip hop, afrobeat, latin and exhilarating free forms.
The Shakedown takes us to London. Abbey Road Studios to be more precise. The talent inside the studio is colossal. All of them nailing a 8-hour session to record it. A proof of their incredible ability and musicianship. The 22archestra was conceived after Tenderlonious was invited to record at that very special place. And he commands the take, in a live and flawless atmosphere.
This incredible LP is out there. For the jazz cats reminiscing on ancient times of great compositions, this is an example that our future is bright. From London with the greatest jazz in the planet: The Shakedown.
Ed 'Tenderlonious' Cawthorne; Flute & Synthesisers
Hamish Balfour; Keys
Fergus Ireland; Bass
Yussef Dayes; Drums
Jeen Bassa; Percussion
Reggie Omas; Percussion
Executive Producer; Dennis Ayler
Engineer; Matt Mysko
All tracks written & arranged by Tenderlonious & The 22archestra
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, 26th March 2017