As both a solo artist and band-member Joe Armon-Jones has been involved in some of the landmark UK jazz releases of the past couple years. Idiom EP with Maxwell Owin in 2017 was followed by a busy 2018 with numerous appearances on Brownswood’s We Out Here compilation, leading the keys section of Ezra Collective’s critically-acclaimed Juan Pablo: The Philosopher LP and then his debut solo album, Starting Today, on Brownswood again. The corresponding touring schedules for all the would be enough to impair any additional creativity, but not for Joe. He’s still found the time to finish off one more to see out the year. Started a few years ago with Sons of Kemet drummer Eddie ‘Nache’ Hick, ‘Amply Lit’ steps away from the full band sound of Joe’s album and tilts towards the clubs, with a plodding house beat and dub sirens.
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Julie’s Bicycle is a London-based not for profit that supports the global creative community to take action on climate change and the environment. We believe that the creative community is uniquely placed to drive positive change that can transform our world. Founded in 2007 from within the UK music industry, Julie’s Bicycle has established itself as an internationally trusted source of guidance supporting creative businesses to embed environmental sustainability into their work.
Artwork throughout the series is made by Emily Evans. Thanks to Peckaham Cuts for donating their time in mastering ‘Amply Lit’