Published Mar 03, 2010TRACK OF THE DAY: Since he emerged from his role as a go-to session musican in West London's progressive scene (often ascribed the much-maligned "broken beat" tag) with his solo effort Tide's Arising back in 2005, New Zealander Mark de Clive-Lowe has been a restless individual involved in countless projects and initiatives, with frequent collaboration as the connecting strand.
Known for the Freesoul Sessions, his improvised live club night and the Politik project, with vocalist and songwriter Bembe Segue, among many other endeavours, de Clive-Lowe's ability to fuse both traditional and progressive strands of jazz and soul music curries favour and utmost respect from his peers.
"Hope," with UK vocalist Rahel, who has collaborated with Georgia Anne Muldrow and promising producer Eric Lau, is the latest of de Clive-Lowe's many projects. It's a piano-laden, mid-tempo track with an insistent, yet wistful, lyrical bent. Billed as Mark de Clive-Lowe Presents..., it presumably precedes a forthcoming full-length showcase of emerging artists from this prolific musician.
Download "Hope" by Mark de Clive-Lowe and Rahel here.