Secret Garden Party Special \\ Mammal Hands Exclusive Mix for JS

2017 marks the last ever Secret Garden Party festival and Mammal Hands are marking it with a one hour mix exclusively for Jazz Standard.

Gardiners — a name affectionately taken on by Secret-Garden-goers over the last fifteen years — will be saying goodbye to glamping in Cambridgeshire with the help of a mighty line-up. Check out our selections of who to catch in our Festival Guide to 2017, although you can immediately make a note to mark Mammal Hands.

The Norwich based outfit have spun their take on British Spiritual Jazz via Gondwana Recordings, and sit neatly in playlists that represent the diversity between John Coltrane through to VELS Trio.

Ahead of their appearance at the last ever Secret Garden Party this Summer, Mammal Hands select Makaya McCraven, The Gaslamp Killer and J Dilla to glide amongst an hour of carefully picked sonic inspirations.

Of the mix, saxophonist Jordan Smart says, “[My brother] Nick and I really enjoyed putting this together for Jazz Standard. We’re looking forward to playing at Secret Garden Party this Summer alongside a lot of our favourite artists. The tracks we’ve picked are a mix of different genres and styles, and ones that all of us have been listening to a lot recently. We’ve tried to put in things that are influential for each of us at the moment. Nik Bartsch is one of Nick’s favourite pianists, Brian Blade and Makaya McCraven for Jesse, and Ibrahim Maalouf is on my record player a lot at home at the moment; he has a really unique trumpet sound and approach to writing. There’s also a tune from The Brother Moves On, who I caught at Chai Wallah’s at SGP last summer and really blew me away”.

\\ Track List

The Gaslamp Killer \\ Nissim ft Amir Yaghmai
Onra \\ Loyalty
Nik Bartsch \\ Modul 4
Ibrahim Maalouf \\ Suspicions
KVMI \\ Kavesouls
Taylor Mcferrin \\ The Antidote ft Nai Palm
The Brother Moves On \\ Shiyanomayini
Brian Blade \\ Stoner Hill
Jay Electronica \\ Who’s Gonna Save My Soul
J Dilla \\ Heroin Joint
Makaya McCraven \\ Gnawa
Ta-ku \\ Day 1
Rjd2 \\ Ghostwriter
A Tribe Called Quest \\ Electric Relaxation
Charles Tolliver \\ On the Nile
Chris Thomas King \\ Hard Time Killing Floor Blues

Check out Mammal Hands‘ session with us filmed at Pizza Express Jazz Club, London.

JS | Tina Edwards
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