Emma-Jean Thackray is a multi-award winning jazz composer, producer, arranger and instrumentalist. She has received great underground acclaim and frequent radio play, including from Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 6 Music and on Jazz FM. In 2021 she was awarded UK Jazz Act of the Year at the Jazz FM Awards.
The debut album by Emma-Jean Thackray feels exactly like the sort of thing we’ve been longing for over the last 12 months: a transcendent, human, shared experience. Across its 47 minutes, Yellow draws glowing lines between ‘70s jazz fusion and P-funk, the cosmic invocations of Sun Ra and Alice Coltrane and the gorgeous orchestration of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds.
“I wanted the whole thing to sound like a psychedelic trip,” explains Thackray. “You put on the first track, it takes you through this intense thing for almost an hour, and then you emerge on the other side transformed.”
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