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Moksha is the vibrant and progressive new album from Ivo Neame. An innately gifted pianist, composer and bandleader, Ivo Neame has demonstrated himself over the last decade as a musician of world-class quality with an overriding spirit of adventure and exploration. With Moksha, he returns to Edition Records with an album that will define a new era for him in his already illustrious career. With a new band, a greater use of electronic keyboards and an edgier rhythmical groove and band interplay, Neame has produced his most remarkable and boldest musical statement to date.
Revealing his true brilliance and class as a world-class performer, bandleader and composer, Moksha draws on more than 10 years of extensive touring, writing and musical discovery. Every note counts. It’s honest and perfectly crafted.
Reminiscent of the subtle and edgy grooves of Medeski Martin and Wood, Moksha is driven by multi-layered textures and grooves, brilliantly fluid lines brought together by his own exploratory voice.
Taking the title from Hindu philosophy, it refers to various forms of emancipation, liberation, and release. To the cycle of death and rebirth and the end of ordinary reality and reunion of the Divine.
With his own music being somewhat in the shadow of other projects he has worked on, Moksha allows Neame to take command and demand his own attention. His sound is contemporary and modern yet undeniably his. With Moksha, he has produced an album of sheer brilliance and class.
“[Moksha]’s flawlessly conceived and executed, endlessly intriguing, and beautiful to listen to.” LONDON JAZZ NEWS
“That Neame is one of the most interesting jazz pianists of his generation may be clear. That he is getting better and better is too. The 10 years of almost constant being on the road with bands has given him a prominent role in the front line of British jazz.” WRITTEN IN JAZZ
Ivo Neame // Piano
George Crowley // Saxophone
Tom Farmer // Bass
James Maddren // Drums