MENU emanative & Ahmed Abdullah present 'Lions Of Judah' *PRE ORDER NOW*

emanative & Ahmed Abdullah present ‘Lions Of Judah’ *PRE ORDER NOW*

November 17, 2011

Brownswood Recordings and The Steve Reid Foundation celebrate the life and spirit of one of the world’s greatest jazz drummers – Steve Reid – via a deluxe 12” (180g vinyl, beautifully artworked sleeve and liner notes) featuring a brand new interpretation of the classic ‘Lions Of Judah’ by emanative & Ahmed Abdullah backed with a Four Tet re-edit.

The Steve Reid Foundation was established by Gilles Peterson in memory of his friend. The aims of the foundation are to fundraise on behalf of struggling musicians in need of help and support. All profits from the sale of the ‘Lions Of Judah’ 12” will go to the foundation.

Gifted drummer and producer Nick Woodmansey records deep, space jazz under the moniker emanative. Ahmed Abdullah is the trumpeter who played alongside Steve in The Legendary Master Brotherhood as well as being a veteran of the Sun Ra Arkestra. He was the composer of ‘Lions Of Judah’ and it was by happy coincidence (or was it fate?) that Ahmed was able to contribute to this new version, jumping into the studio to record in the midst of his family vacation in London. Ahmed had been visiting London every year since he met his wife at Ronnie Scott’s whilst performing with The Sun Ra Arkestra some twenty years ago, and he’d always brought his horn hoping to get a chance to play, but for some reason or other it had never quite happened… until now.

We’ll be celebrating the release with an exclusive charity event in London on Wednesday 14th December feat. Zara McFarlane (live) plus DJ sets from emanative and Gilles Peterson. Keep an eye on the website for more details.

Pre Order this very special release from the Brownwood Online store HERE