James Lindsay – Torus

April 23, 2021 is a bit of a long way from today, but waiting three and a half weeks for what is a very impressive album is a small price to pay.

James Lindsay is a Scottish folk musician who absolutely transcends the genre.  Having had the pleasure of hearing some of these tracks in advance, I have to say that James not only masters folk music incredibly well, but he manages to shift directions into contemporary jazz, fusion (a touch), Nu-Jazz and even hints of ambient music.

I’m old enough to remember Scottish folk as being something quite different (something I love, mind you), but I have a feeling James will be attracting a lot of attention with this disc because this is as unique an album I’ve heard in the genre.

The only bad news is that only one track is available at the moment, but I heartily recommend you to bookmark the Bandcamp site, wait until the 23rd, and enjoy a breathtaking record.

London has received a lot of well-deserved attention with its jazz resurgence, but perhaps it’s time to focus up north for a spell.

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