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  • Writer's pictureRosie G.

ill Considered

Today's jazz artists have unusual band names and Ill Considered is no exception. The quartet band members are from London, England. Their music is groove-heavy and is considered free jazz. The band made their debut in 2017 with their self-titled album, Ill Considered. Like the jazz group Sons of Kemet, they are changing the jazz landscape in the U.K. jazz scene. The band was formed when founder and saxophonist, Idris Rahman, drummer Emre Ramazanoglu and bassist, Leon Brichard

got together in the studio to jam and decided that they would be a group. That first session was recorded and in 24 hours was released as their debut. The band has pressed their own vinyl, mastered, and distributed their music on their label. They have recorded over 9 albums in less than 2 years. This is a feat that not many independent artists have been able to do. This strong work ethic with recording, mastering, pressing vinyl, and distribution has garnered them a big following and the respect of many of their contemporaries in the U.K. jazz scene.

The band members between them have played with such well-known artists as, Arun Ghosh, guitarist Jonny Phillips, Alison Moyet, Mark Ronson, Kylie Minogue, Shakira, Sia, and more.

Ill Considered's music is a mix of hard bop, post-minimalism with a lot of improvisation. The quartet likes to create their music in real-time which is evident on several of their live albums. The band members love playing live because they feed off the audience as well as the sonics of the room they are playing. Last year the band released their latest, Ill Considered 8. Check out this wildly talented Jazz quartet and support independent music worldwide. Happy listening!

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