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STEAM DOWN COVER WAYNE SHORTER’S ETCETERA FOR BLUE NOTE RE:IMAGINED

*Award-winning London group release new single featuring Afronaut Zu this Friday - LISTEN HERE*

 

**Full tracklisting for Blue Note Re:imagined revealed today**

 

Praise For Steam Down:

 

“A snapshot of London in all its open-minded variety”

The Guardian

 

“A hub for London’s flourishing jazz scene”

New York Times

 

 

The Blue Note Re:imagined album is released on September 25th 2020

 

31 JULY 2020 (TORONTO, ON) – Multi-award-winning artist group Steam Down, whose fiery mix of afro-swing, grime, jazz and future soul has led them to become one of the London music scene’s most-talked-about groups, have recorded a version of Wayne Shorter’s Etcetera for the upcoming Blue Note Re:imagined album. Originally recorded as the title track on Shorter’s 1965 Blue Note release, Steam Down’s version of Etcetera, featuring the triumphant vocals of Afronaut Zu, encapsulates the group’s infectious energy and radiates a defiant, sharp-edged attitude. Listen here:

 

Steam Down featuring Afronaut Zu – Etcetera HERE

 

Steam Down’s Ahnansé:

 

“Wayne Shorter has long been my favourite saxophonist and composer in jazz. Reworking Etcetera from his legendary Blue Note catalogue is a childhood dream come true.”

 

Blue Note, which celebrated its milestone 80th anniversary in 2019, boasts an illustrious catalogue that traces the entire history of jazz, and the Re:imagined project features music originally created by some of its most legendary alumni. Alongside Steam Down’s cover of Wayne Shorter’s Etcetera are reworkings of tracks by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, McCoy Tyner and Andrew Hill. The full tracklist is as follows:

 

  1. Jorja Smith - Rose Rouge
  2. Ezra Collective - Footprints
  3. Poppy Ajudha - Watermelon Man (Under The Sun)
  4. Jordan Rakei - Wind Parade
  5. Skinny Pelembe - Illusion (Silly Apparition)
  6. Alfa Mist - Galaxy
  7. Ishmael Ensemble - Search for Peace
  8. Nubya Garcia - A Shade of Jade
  9. Steam Down feat Afronaut Zu - Etcetera
  10. Blue Lab Beats - Montara
  11. Yazmin Lacey - I’ll Never Stop Loving You
  12. Fieh - Armageddon
  13. Mr Jukes - Maiden Voyage
  14. Shabaka Hutchings - Prints Tie
  15. Melt Yourself Down - Caribbean Fire Dance
  16. Emma-Jean Thackray - Speak No Evil / Night Dreamer

 

Images of all artists featured on the Blue Note Re:imagined album are available here.

 

Steam Down’s Etcetera, Poppy Ajudha’s Watermelon Man,  Skinny Pelembe’s Illusion, Jorja Smith’s Rose Rouge, and Ezra Collective’s Footprints are out now. Additional singles will be released across the coming weeks and the full album will be released on September 25th 2020.