Wildflower - S/T (LP)
Wildflower is a trio comprised of Idris Rahman (sax), Leon Brichard (bass) and Tom Skinner (drums). Taking inspiration from spiritual jazz pioneers such as John and Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Yusef Lateef and Sun Ra, and compositional influences that range from Gnawa music to modal jazz to Bengali folk music. Despite vintage referents, the group is decidedly modern, using these influences as launch sites rather than parameters. The way the group circles around riffs and rides rhythms has a more in common with contemporary dance music than 60s jazz. This is fertile new ground, and I’m looking forward to what grows here in the future.
New private press LP, self-released by the band.