Award-winning bassist and composer Daniel Casimir is joined by Tess Hirst, Shirley Tetteh, Joe Armon-Jones and Moses Boyd on this 5 track release for the much admired Jazz re:freshed imprint. The fiery opener title track ‘Escapee’ finds the combo in funky jazz territory with Tetteh’s guitar taking centre stage while the soul-jazz vocal ‘Really For Always’ is an initially more pensive, delicate offering with Tess Hirst’s voice shining before the band again gain momentum and the track swells to a crescendo. ‘Cable St’ is a mid tempo gem that has a head nodding, rolling beat with the guitar gently picking out the melody while the expansive ‘Close And Slow’ again finds Hirst’s playful vocals glistening on a track that oozes effortless cool. A compact and classy little package. Recommended.
01 Escapee by Daniel Casimir
02 Really For Always by Daniel Casimir
03 Cable St by Daniel Casimir
04 Tell Me When by Daniel Casimir
05 Close And Slow by Daniel Casimir