Jaubi – Exclusive Edition: »Nafs At Peace«

27.06.21
Foto: Sebastian Jóźwiak © Astigmatic Records
»Nafs At Peace«, the great debut of the Pakistani jazz quartet Jaubi has just been released by Astigmatic. Exclusively on HHV Records, the record will also be available on vinyl.

The reception of Indian classical music in jazz began shortly after bebop. Names like John Coltrane, Don Cherry, Yusef Lateef, Charlie Mariano, and later John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra stand for this development. On its debut album »Nafs At Peace,« the Pakistani quartet Jaubi reverses the line of vision: Spiritual jazz and hip-hop feed their ragas as a basis of inspiration; improvisation forms the intersection and link between Eastern and Western musical traditions. The seven rhapsodic tracks are the result of two studio sessions in Lahore and Oslo with London saxophonist and flutist Ed Cawthorne (Tenderlonious) and Polish producer Marek »Latarnik« Pędziwiatr. Sarangi and tabla on par with guitar, synthesizers, bass and drums – perhaps not since Coltrane’s »A Love Supreme« has spiritual jazz sounded so relevant and plausibly transcendental. The future of the genre, already on the turntable today. You can get the vinyl edition only at HHV Records.

Tracklist

  • A1 Seek Refuge
  • A2 Insia
  • A3 Raga Gujri Todi
  • A4 Straight Path
  • B1 Mosty
  • B2 Zari
  • B3 Nafs At Peace

»Nafs At Peace« von Jaubi ist bereits bei Astigmatic erschienen.