#22-052 La Sombra - Chip Wickham

#22-052 La Sombra - Chip Wickham


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In recent times Manchester has produced an impressive slew of jazz musicians, with the likes...

Listen https://youtu.be/LiYdTaiEj4s

In recent times Manchester has produced an impressive slew of jazz musicians, with the likes of Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall both receiving widespread acclaim. A lesser known figure but no less important in the development of the Manchester scene is Chip Wickham, a flautist and saxophonist who soon releases a spiritually leaning and vintage sounding '70s jazz record called La Sombra via Lovemonk Records.

Translated from Spanish as 'The Shade', Chip's debut album drops after a 25-year career touring, recording and experimenting across three decades of jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, Latin and electronica. La Sombra is a monumental record for Chip as it symbolises the moment he stepped out into the light as a director of his creations with freedom to explore his roots, express and tell his version of jazz and pay testament to his heroes Roland Kirk, Yuseef Lateef & Harold McNair.

Now living in Doha after an intense and productive six years in Madrid, it was Manchester where Chip studied in the late '80s and became enmeshed in the chaotic and thrilling music scenes emanating from one of the world's most culturally prominent cities of the time. Recording and generally 'keeping...  more

Chip Wickham: tenor saxophone, flute & alto flute 

Gabriel Casanova: piano
David Salvador: double bass
Antonio Pax: drums & vibraphone

Published by Bonatarda
All songs written and arranged by Chip Wickham, except La Leyenda Del Tiempo (written by Federico García Lorca/Ricardo Pachón Capitán)

Recorded at Red Led Studios, Madrid, Spain
Produced and Mixed by Chip Wickham
Mastered by Bruce Wood at Touchwood Audio (UK)
Artwork by Animisiewasz
Photo © Sergi Panizo (f/S.P. fotografía)

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