Image credit: Cédric Weber (left) & Christian Sorensen Hansen (right)
Esteemed LA-based electronic producer Tristan De Liège has teamed up with emerging jazz band Jambal for their new single, ‘Uncertainties’, released on the 4th of August via Tristan De Liège X Jambal Music. The single, reminiscent of artists like Arms and Sleepers, St Germain, Azymuth, and Ezra Collective, is the first release from their forthcoming album Enterprises of Great Pith and Moment.
‘Uncertainties’ immediately announces itself as being contemporary, a Jazz fusion of old and new. With intricate rhythm sections and modern synths in the background, it builds and builds. The trumpet is eventually made the star of the show, teasing and building in a rather improvised and playful way. Its crescendo is emotive and longing, but calm too. Like things aren’t all right, but they may be eventually. It sounds like cigarettes on a dark New York Street. A fine display of jazz versatility and individual musical performance.
Tristan De Liège and Jambal shared: “Uncertainties was one of the last tunes of the album we finished. We initially struggled to find a direction that everyone agreed on, but eventually, through collective improvisation, the song became divided into two sections: the minimalistic instrumentation for the first half and the anthemic character in the second. The song represents the feeling of uncertainty of life when you’re making big decisions or starting new projects, and you feel a building sense of excitement but you’re not sure what the outcome will be.”
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