Starting Today Joe Armon-Jones

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Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
09.04.2021

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  • 1Starting Today (feat. Asheber)09:03
  • 2Almost Went Too Far06:24
  • 3Mollison Dub10:15
  • 4London's Face (feat. Oscar Jerome)09:48
  • 5Ragify (feat. Big Sharer)09:48
  • 6Outro (Fornow)01:23
  • Total Runtime46:41

Info for Starting Today



"Mixing jazz with hip-hop and dub production influences, the album features a band including Nubya Garcia (whose new solo EP Armon-Jones plays on), Moses Boyd, Oscar Jerome, and Maxwell Owin...

...Starting Today follows Armon-Jones’ Idiom EP with Owin – one of our favourite 12″s of 2017, collaborations on Brownswood’s stellar We Out Here compilation and Ezra Collective’s Juan Pablo: The Philosopher LP." - The Vinyl Factory

"A 100% proof blend of jazz, fusion, hip hop and dub, the album showcases Armon-Jones's breathtaking sonic-wizardry. It also reveals him to be a composer of note. His lyrics are perhaps a tad perfunctory, but no matter—he writes great tunes and interesting arrangements. And he brings a seemingly inexhaustible bag of timbral tricks to the Wurlitzer. The band, drawn in the main from the We Out Here family, is top ranking, too, with a killer rhythm section and strong frontline-contributions from Garcia and trumpeter Dylan Jones. Armon-Jones is the main solo voice, however...

...Brownswood, the label formed by London club DJ and BBC Radio 6 Music broadcaster Gilles Peterson in 2006, figures large in this spring 2018 musical high-tide. Peterson's previous label, the jazz dance and acid jazz-centric Talkin' Loud, defined one corner of the London jazz world in the 1990s. Brownswood is doing something similar right now. It is the sort of outfit that gives monopolies a good name." (All About Jazz)

"On Starting Today, Armon-Jones takes a modern-jazz journey from the discrete influences on that eclectic London sound to its thrillingly diverse present—and stakes his claim as one of the scene’s most promising voices." (Pitchfork)

Joe Armon-Jones



Joe Armon-Jones
is a keyboard player and producer based in London. He graduated from Trinity Laban with a BMus (Hons) in jazz piano in 2016. Joe has since released 3 albums – ‘Idiom’ (2017) in collaboration with Maxwell Owin, ‘Starting Today’ (2018) and ‘Turn to Clear View’ (2019). Each are fusions of jazz with other influences including soul, afrobeat and dub laced with London grit that together create an edgy, vital new voice. Joe’s albums have received considerable critical acclaim – ‘Starting Today’ is “a tour de force, the starting pistol for a composer whose multi-faceted approach allows him to be appreciated on any number of levels” (Clash Magazine). TTCV is “a beautifully crafted journey with a wonderful sense of flow and personality” (Jazzwise). Joe is also keyboard player for the multi award winning jazz ensemble Ezra Collective. He has toured globally with his own lineup and also EZ, performing at Glastonbury and major jazz festivals such as the New York Winter Jazz Festival, The London Jazz Festival and Love Supreme. Joe has also featured on many other albums including Binker Golding’s ‘Abstractions of Reality’, Moses Boyd’s Mercury award nominated ‘Dark Matter’ (2020) and Nubya Garcia’s album ‘Source’.

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