Day 20: Rosie Turton – It Be What Be It

Day 20 of our 2020 charity Advent Calendar, in aid of You Make It & Project Protect.

Trombonist, composer and producer Rosie Turton is an important figure in the thriving UK jazz scene, recording both solo and as part of jazz outfit Nerija.

Her track for us today, which features the talents of Johanna Burnheart, Twm Dylan and Jake Long, explores the linking of two separately recorded grooves in a steered improvisation, culminating in stripped back jazz-tinged melodies effortlessly marrying with warm, bouncy rhythms.

“This tune started as a kind of directed improvisation, which was inspired by some composition advice from Peter Zummo, exploring this technique of playing from a set of given melodic/rhythmic ideas. I ended up putting two takes together, and coincidentally finding a spot where two grooves linked up really nicely. So I built on it from there, and this is where it is so far.”

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Stamp The Wax · Day 20: Rosie Turton – It Be What Be It [4:46]

This year we’ve chosen to split profits from the release between two charities, both of whom are doing important work within their respective fields.

The first charity is London-based organisation You Make It, a creative programme that offers young women access to tools, networks and experiences — group learning, 1-1 mentoring, work experience, start-up support and 1-1 pastoral support — giving them the confidence to transform their lives through personal empowerment.

The second is Nigeria-based initiative Project Protect, a subdivision of Burna Boy’s charitable NGO The Reach, launched to help provide financial, medical and legal resources for EndSars protestors during and after the protests.

Check the below playlist for all tracks in our Calendar.

Artwork across the series by Mark Grieg.

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