Another great 4 Star review from Phil Johnson in the Independent on Sunday
Some great reviews coming in for the new album:-
"Uplifting, beautiful, funky and romantic by turns, Transcendental's music strikes at the heart, soul and dancing shoes." Bruce Lindsay AllAboutJazz.com
"A striking set of Stabbins's works" " a treat" Neil McKim BBC Music Magazine "Jazz Choice of the Month" 5 Stars
" An imposing, weighty ensemble" " an accomplished strong band" Kevin Le Gendre Jazzwise Featured Album
"Swirling eddies of spiritual jazz" "something great and intangible" Andrew Male MOJO Magazine 4 Stars
We've been recording a new album at the Fish Factory in Willesden. All together in one very live room at the same time straight onto 16 track 2 inch tape, courtsey of Mr Studer, playing new material as well as accoustic version of pieces from the Stonephace debut album. We even did a version of the old Working Week favourite Soul Train from the Companeros album. Larry, pianist Zoe Rahman, percussionist Crispin "Spry" Robinson , Karl Rasheed Abel on bass and Pat Illingworth on drums. Proper old school jazz recording by Ben "Nostalgia 77"Lamdin. This is essentially the accoustic rythym section from Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra , so expect a synthesis of Exploratory Jazz with funk grooves, loads of percussion and eastern modes and Transcendental Euphoria.
We're mixing in November so watch this space for more news