Soil & Pimp Sessions

Don’t let the seedy-sounding name put you off Soil & Pimp’s use of jazz takes things to a new face-melting intensity. "Thrash jazz" does not exaggerate their sound, as almost nu-metal style beats and screams combine with sheer energy before they launch into a 70s soul jazz groove and fine modal soloing, to create a huge supercharged sound-system, 100 per cent live without a sample in sight. The sextet is led by the be-suited President on vocals, Tab on trumpet, Motoharu on saxophone, Midorin on drums, Goldmam on thumping double bass and Jyosei on piano, an exciting new band.