Release Date: Nov 20, 2012
Record label: Tru Thoughts
Genre(s): Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Typical of a new breed of Brit jazzer, Benedic Lamdin shape shifts between genres, extending into dance and writing and producing for assorted singers. His latest offering as Nostalgia 77 is a set of instrumentals by his regular band, augmented by piano prodigy Matthew Bourne. The mood is open and playful. Taxidermist has a funk pulse and Miles-ish trumpet lines, Last Few Days delivers quirky Bourne improvisations while Zippy Slipper is noiresque lounge.
Nostalgia 77, (aka Benedic Lamdin) has been delving deeply into jazz since 2007's rightfully celebrated Everything Under the Sun. On subsequent albums, he has explored many of its sub-genres, from hard bop to progressive (Weapons of Jazz Destruction), to its vanguard (Sessions, Vol. 1 with Keith and Julie Tippett), to pop-styled vocal crossover (Sleepwalking Society).
A thoroughly intriguing new set from semi-schizoid producer Benedic Lamdin. David Katz 2012 Semi-schizoid producer Benedic Lamdin, who trades under the name Nostalgia 77, has worked in a variety of styles. Starting out in hip hop and heavy funk, he drifted into jazz orchestration, which led to the release of the acclaimed Everything Under the Sun in 2007.