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Shirley Tetteh On Nérija, London Jazz, and the Power of Collaboration

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Shirley Tetteh’s not even 30, and she’s rapidly becoming one of the most important jazz musicians in the UK.

In the last three years, Tetteh has been featured on some of the most exciting recordings to come out of this scene, including vocalist Zara MacFarlane’s Arise, Camilla George’s The People Could Fly, and bassist Daniel Casimir’s Escapee. She’s also a member of three of the most vital bands in the city: drummer Jake Long’s spiritual jazz ensemble Maisha, alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble, and the seven-member collective Nérija (pronounced “Nair-ee-ah”), who just released their full-length debut, Blume. And she’s quietly released a pair of arty pop singles as Nardeydey, with more on the way this year.

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This Week’s Essential Releases: Hip-Hop, Afrobeat, Disco and More

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Welcome to Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the best music on Bandcamp. Each week, we’ll recommend crucial new albums that were released between last Friday and this Friday, plus pick an older LP from the stacks that you may have missed.

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