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Crisis & Opportunity Vol. 1 - London

by Myele Manzanza

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F Guimaraes Absolutely outstanding. Jazz album of the year right here Favorite track: Crisis & Opportunity.
George Prince.
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George Prince. Occasionally it gives Jon Rocca’s FREEEZ vibe. But I can also hear why Theo Parrish re-mixed Myele’s music. In general, an incredibly expressive LP, that is full of creativity. I even can hear elements of Ellington. You cannot go wrong with buying this important album. Favorite track: Crisis & Opportunity.
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Wildwood Hey, Just found you and liked what I heard. As I was born and raised in Brixton good to hear it recognised. Keep going...
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JAlfatti Fresh, stylish and somehow chilled but, with great energy! Favorite track: Portobello Superhero.
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Frithjof Klepp Looking forward. Great Vibe ❤
  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" Vinyl LP (180g)

    Artwork by ShaneyMike.

    The vinyl includes all tracks from the album:

    A Side:

    Big Deal 2 (Bigger Deals)
    Portobello Superhero

    B Side:

    Brixton Blues
    Crisis & Opportunity

    Includes unlimited streaming of Crisis & Opportunity Vol. 1 - London via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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London 05:11


***Note - Due to delays related to Brexit & new customs issues getting large shipments from our EU based vinyl manufacturer to the UK based label & distributor, we anticipate vinyl to be shipping out to you from early May 2021. Thank you for your patience!

DeepMatter are excited to announce 'Crisis & Opportunity, Vol.1 - London' by Myele Manzanza.

World-renowned drummer/composer, & producer/beatmaker, Myele Manzanza, has proved that he's an artist who continues to dissolve the borders between modern jazz and electronic beat production. Having released three solo albums, and racking up tours and collaborations with Jordan Rakei, Theo Parrish, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Recloose and Amp Fiddler amongst others. Myele is already developing a strong live presence in his new London base; his quartet has shared stages with the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, The Bad Plus, Alfa Mist, and drawing packed
houses to top venues such as The Jazz Café and Ronnie Scott’s.
Tapping into the vibrant scene of his adopted home, Myele now readies his next project on DeepMatter Records.

'Crisis & Opportunity' Vol.1 - London features a top tier cast of young London based talent including Ashley Henry (piano), James Copus (trumpet), George Crowley (tenor saxophone), Benjamin Muralt (bass) and additional contributions from the legendary Mark de Clive-Lowe (synths), with Myele Manzanza (drums) captaining the ship.

Born out of Myele’s necessity to direct his creative energy in a productive direction and maintain his growth as an artist during the 2020 Covid 19 lockdown, 'Crisis & Opportunity’ is a reflection of the time we currently live in as a global society. The EP draws the global health crisis, the parallel economic crisis as a consequence of the necessary lockdowns, and the broader racial crisis brought to the forefront as a result of the death of George Floyd. Whilst it has been a difficult time for Myele Manzanza as an artist, it’s offered him opportunities to pause, reflect, and set new
creative directions.

Weaving his unique blend of forward-thinking genre-bending jazz, broken beat, electronica and world music, Manzanza drives ‘Crisis & Opportunity’ through a set of original compositions inspired by the city of London which he now calls home.


released April 2, 2021

Drums - Myele Manzanza
Piano - Ashley Henry
Trumpet - James Copus
Tenor Saxophone - George Crowley
Bass - Benjamin Muralt
Synths - Mark de Clive-Lowe


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