top of page

Jaubi, Union Chapel – review

Pakistani quartet Jaubi are best described as improvisers rather than a band that operates within a particular genre. Although their instrumentation – featuring the tabla and stringed sarangi – might reference south Asian classical traditions and their collaborators Tenderlonious and Latarnik come largely from the world of jazz, theirs is a music that traverses traditions.


The group first came to prominence with their covers of head-nodding hip-hop classics from the likes of J Dilla and Nas, before featuring with flautist Tenderlonious on the spiritual jazz-inspired Ragas From Lahore in 2020. Last year they released their debut album, Nafs at Peace, which consisted of electronically inflected ragas. For tonight’s debut UK performance, they lean towards the intersections between jazz soloing and the melodic cycles of Indian classical music – with a hint of swing thanks to the ride cymbal work of guest drummer Tim Carnegie, who sits in for usual percussionist Qammar Abbas.


Read the review in the Guardian.


[This piece was published on 19/08/22]

Recent Posts

See All

Global Music Column – July

Bizhiki – Unbound On his remarkable 2022 debut album Niineta, singer Joe Rainey warped the musical traditions of his Native American roots, blending vibrato-laden vocalisations with synth-derived stri

Global Music Column – June

Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O – True Story The South African jazz scene has exploded with fresh talent in recent years, from artists such as Johannesburg collective Spaza, who have developed an urgent form of

Global Music Column – May

Arooj Aftab – Night Reign Few singers can match the delicate warmth and quiet power of Arooj Aftab’s voice. Over the past decade, the Pakistani-American singer has released four albums that showcase h

Comentários


bottom of page