“The legacy of these iconic groundbreakers of the British sound carries through into the Eat Logic collective, dragging jazz kicking and screaming into the 21st century”
2015. North American newcomers such as Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington and Snarky Puppy have had the British jazz community (quite rightly) so much in awe that they’ve completely missed the biggest innovation in British jazz for decades. On their own doorstep! With the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s long gone, self-respecting music created in the here and now needs to reflect its immediate surroundings, but surprisingly no jazz artists in the UK are picking up the baton. Except one.
Eat Logic's provenance speaks for itself, featuring as they do members of Courtney Pine, Steve Williamson, Hugh Masekela, Trilok Gurtu, Bob James, Jason Rebello, Vibraphonic and JTQ. One of their singers was winning MOBO for best jazz album (1997 Anita Kelsey with Sunship) long before the current batch of US imports were a speck on the horizon. But the band's collective credits extend to many other innovators in the UK's music history - Massive Attack, Basement Jaxx, Imogen Heap, Labrinth etc. The legacy of these iconic groundbreakers of the British sound carries through into the Eat Logic collective, dragging jazz kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
On August 4th Eat Logic released their debut EP with a launch at Putney’s legendary Half Moon - the site of many famous debuts in London's musical history. The self-titled EP, ‘Eat Logic’ features forays into drum and bass, glitch, chillout and soulful house, all brought together within a framework of jazz-informed chords and melodies set in an electro-acoustic soundscape.