The Smile's Tom Skinner Announces Double Album 'Voices of Bishara Live at "mu"'

Hear their 20-minute live interpretation of the Abdul Wadud composition "Oasis"

BY Allie GregoryPublished Apr 17, 2024

Tom Skinner — a founding member of both jazz band Sons of Kemet and the Smile with Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood — has announced plans for a new double album called Voices of Bishara Live at "mu," named for his other ensemble and the North London venue at which they recorded the effort. It's due May 10 via International Anthem, and today, its first single is streaming below.

The group (which also includes Robert Stillman and Chelsea Carmichael on woodwinds, Kareem Dayes on cello and Tom Herbert on bass) has shared a 20-minute live interpretation of the Abdul Wadud composition "Oasis." It's one of three pieces composed by Wadud on the album, which accompanies a rendition of a Tony Williams tune.

A deluxe vinyl edition of the album is limited to 1,200 pressings and comes in screen-printed, hand-numbered jackets, while a 700-pressing limited edition CD package comes in a hand-numbed bespoke tip-on CD jacket with a three-layer spot print, including a gloss UV relief. Both editions are available for pre-order here.

Voices of Bishara Live at "mu":

1. Bishara
2. Red 2
3. The Journey
4. The Day After Tomorrow
5. Oasis
6. Camille
7. Happiness

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