Acid Jazz: Jazz On The Corner

01 February 18

Posted at 12:04

Acid Jazz: Jazz On The Corner artwork

©Dean Chalkley


Dean got together with friends Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller to shoot the artwork and publicity images for the new Acid Jazz Records release Jazz On The Corner This exceptional album has been compiled by Martin and Eddie, on Vinyl spans 4 sides, CD 2 disc's and of course is going to be available as a digital download version too...The album will herald Acid Jazz's 30th anniversary celebrations.

Here is a bit more about how the album came to be made. ' Present since the label’s inception, co-founder Eddie Piller has spent much of that period championing new artists alongside discovering old classics, creating an enviable catalogue that has seen the label at the forefront of the UK soul, jazz scene. Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock, The Office) makes no secret of his musical love born of his eighties teenage years that saw him bonding with, and over the nascent Brand New Heavies and James Taylor Quartet amongst others heralding the Acid Jazz ‘scene’. An array of like-minded artists emerged, forging their own musical destiny on a wave of funk, soul, hip-hop and jazz in the mid to late eighties that was to be the catalyst for pretty much everything in the UK soul, jazz scene over the ensuing two decades. Having crossed paths via mutual acquaintances, passing time in DJ booths, and co-hosting the occasional radio show the pair discovered their almost obsessive love of jazz. '...and that's how the record came about... Jazz On The Corner is available on pre-order now and officially released on March 23rd available through all reputable music suppliers .