This is a VERY impressive debut EP... Essential..... Casimir holds down the bottom end, the supporting cast is the who's who of the UK Jazz scene.... What's not to love???
Favorite track: Escapee.
DJ V From CHICAGO
Beautifully done modern jazz. Gives me faith that the genre's future is in good hands. Much appreciation for your contribution now and looking ahead. I'll mos def be listening. ❤❤👏👏🎶🎶⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Favorite track: Really For Always.
Award winning bassist and composer Dan Casimir has become a regular fixture within the UK jazz scene providing his heavy weight upright sound for the likes of Julian Joseph, Jason Rebello, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ashley Henry, Camilla George and Nubya Garcia to name a few.
Dan Casimir plays with passion and power that shines through not only in his compositions but also in the energy he brings to his live performances.
The Musicians’ Company, recently awarded Daniel the Young Jazz Musician Award 2016-2017 which spurred him on to recording his forthcoming EP ‘Escapee’ which is coming out on the jazz re:freshed imprint in April.
‘Escapee’ features fellow rising stars on the scene, Moses Boyd, Joe Armon-Jones, Shirley Tetteh and features vocalist Tess Hirst.
released April 16, 2017
Written by: Dan Casimir & Tess Hirst
Tess Hirst, Vocals
Shirley Tetteh, Guitar
Joe Armon-Jones, Keyboard
Moses Boyd, Drums
Dan Casimir, Double Bass
The entire group's groove dynamic is so fucking amazing. Shout out to Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon Jones, Daniel Casimir and that drummer Femi Koloeso. Keep making good music!!!
btw the tuba's solo was above and beyond my imagination Raven Branwen
Having listened to this stunning album a few time I will try my best to put into words of the creative attributes of this trio.
First things first here is a unit that understands how to feed off each other’s energy. They really do have an impeccable understanding of the background of each other’s musical abilities and would have had the genius Thelonius in awe with his Phineas Newborn Junior approach. Thank you Ashley + co for a perfect listen.
All the best,