Nubya Garcia Vinyl, CD & tapes by Nubya Garcia at Norman Records
One of the most exciting artists emerging from the current crop of hip young London jazzers is saxophonist Nubya Garcia. Having dropped a few impressive records and contributed heavily to Brownswood’s moment-in-time We Out Here compilation, Garcia’s new EP When We Are finds her flitting back and forth between her interests in jazz and club musics. Leading a band that includes Joe Armon-Jones, Garcia turns in two originals full of spark and energy. They’re reminiscent of Moses Boyd’s recent attempts to fuse jazz and grime. Remixes come from K15 and Maxwell Owin.