Five-piece hybrid jazz outfit Black Flower are set to release their new album early 2022. ‘O Fogo’ is the first taster.
Piloted by Brussels-based saxophonist/flutist/composer Nathan Daems (Echoes of Zoo, Dijf Sanders), the quintet is a vibrant, hypnotic mix of Ethio jazz, afrobeat, psychedelia and oriental influences, inspired by Mulatu Astatke, Fela Kuti and varied western musical traditions.
Here is what the band has to say on the first track ‘O Fogo’:
Organ and flute move like a dancing flame to the almost naive groove, giving the track a feeling of lightness and positivity. We imagine us to be crossing nature, slightly unprepared, excited to go on an adventure and eager to be stunned by everything we see. The track is named after the Capeverdian volcano and translates as ‘The Fire’.