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Helix EP

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Glaswegian contemporary jazz outfit Nimbus Sextet share new tracks and unreleased remixes on digital EP ‘Helix’

Following the succes of their debut album ‘Dreams Fulfilled’, Nimbus sextet are back with two new tracks ‘Helix’ and ‘Lowrider’ and two new remixes of album favourites ‘Deep Dark Blue Lights’ and ‘Trap Door’.

True to form, Nimbus are not afraid to fuse many influences into a recording. As a live prospect, Nimbus are one of the most exciting bands in the UK right now. As part of a renowned live performance, the band play a funkier more upbeat version of modern jazz-funk classic ‘Lowrider’ by Yussef Kammal. The live studio recording was bought to life with the help of Nuovi Fratelli, who incorporated the horns playing the melody line, placing the track in a more traditional structure and making it dance-floor ready.

The EP’s other brand new composition comes in the form of the eleven-minute episodic jazz tune ‘Helix’. It starts with a gospel tinged jazz-funk groove and moves to a pensive neo-soul sequence into Eastnern-European/Klezmer influenced jazz classic late-sixties fusion. The track finishes with a latin-rock ballad epilogue utilizing the Octaver effect on the guitar solo.

"The core idea for Helix was to bring together the three interlocking parts in an exciting and effective way to create an episodic jazz tune that draws on many different contemporary styles.” – Joe Nichols, Nimbus Sextet

Building on the series of remixes that have already been released from Dreams Fulfilled, Born74 has remixed the bands first single ‘Trap Door’ fusing the additional trumpet parts originally heard in part two of the original recording and found a place for them within the main groove.

Rounding off the EP, renowned DJ, promoter and remixer Chris Read reworks album track ‘Deep Dark Blue Lights’. Having been a fan of Acid Jazz since he started DJing, Chris was beyond excited to deliver his remix of the track.

“I'm thrilled to have finally done a remix for a label that meant so much to me at that important time. Nimbus's music gives a nod to the Acid Jazz of that era, but also represents the equally exciting things happening in London Jazz right now.” – Chris Read

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released September 3, 2021

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Nimbus Sextet Glasgow, UK

Infectious UK jazz outfit led by Joe Nichols. 'Helix' digital E.P. out now on Acid Jazz Records.

'One of the most notable breakthrough groups currently making waves out of the UK jazz scene' (Beat Caffeine)

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