Rōnin Arkestra: Sonkei

Rōnin Arkestra appeared out of Tokyo last spring, its four-track EP First Meeting reworking A Love Supreme to a hip-hop beat – which takes some confidence and chops to pull off, as they did. Their first full-length LP is cut from the same cloth, but with subtler hip-hop tinges. Sonkei ("Reverence") is one of 2019’s most impressive debut albums, and shows that new jazz knows no regions or borders. Japanese-New Zealander keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe soaked up
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