13 Songs, 58 Minutes


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4.5 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

hiphophead99 ,

Incredible album!

Amazing album from beginning to end here, every track is incredible!

ropeadope99 ,

About Church

CHURCH is de Clive-Lowe’s clubnite party that he describes as “equal parts jazz club, electronic remix experiment and dance party”. It tells the story of his musical trajectory over the course of a night and on this album of the same name, it’s captured that essence, transporting the listener to the live experience.
The new album was predominantly recorded live in NYC and LA studios with de Clive-Lowe’s bands, employ- ing minimal post-production. From his control center of grand piano, fender rhodes, drum machine, sampler pads and synthesizers, de Clive-Lowe leads his bandmates through 13 tracks of jazz as he hears it. Where electronics are an equal improviser along with the musicians and compositions that are as much for the mind and soul as they are to bump a dancefloor.

The new album features some of the best young musicians on the planet – including Nate Smith (Michael Jackson/José James), Tim Lefebvre (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Duane Eubanks (Talib Kweli/Dave Holland), Robin Eubanks (Sun Ra/Stevie Wonder), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Suite for Ma Dukes) and special guest spots from vocalists Nia Andrews (Janelle Monae/Common), John Robinson (Danger Mouse/MF Doom) and theeKIDICARUS (Pharrell/Chad Hugo) as well as cameos from harpist Low Leaf, capoeira master Contramestre Xingu and more. It’s a full cast of de Clive-Lowe’s favorite collaborators who join him in bringing the CHURCH experience to life.

From the opening theme of ‘The Mission’ with John Robinson’s masterful storytelling of de Clive-Lowe’s journey of how CHURCH came into being, to the dancefloor bounce of ‘Brukstep’ and ‘Ghaziya’; the poignantly breathtaking vocals from Nia Andrews on ‘Hollow’; the dubstep-meets-jazz of ‘Distractions’ ; the eerie horn musings on ‘Mason’s Galaxy’...CHURCH is a full palette of flavors and moods as de Clive-Lowe takes us on a magical trip into his imagination...

MTS Music ,


This is one of the more innovative and refreshing jazz fusion albums I've heard in a while. Excellent and highly recommended for those who like A bit of electronic and hip hop mixed in with jazz piano as the lead instrument.

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