For the possible professional attention of Dirty Leeds — this is your thread after all.
Not listened to this album yet, but just got back from watching a couple of hundred people enjoying it being launched, and I might have tapped a toe or two myself:
The baritone sax solo on this, live, banged:
Good interview with the main guy here: https://www.thestateofthearts.co.uk/fea ... s-on-fire/
He's in far too many bands, but I think it's okay, because he walks around Leeds looking exactly like James Chance, so he's doing the right thing about that.
There's been a feeling for a while up here, among what I'll patronisingly call 'the kids', that the jazz scene in Leeds makes whatever Gilles Peterson thinks is happening in London seem silly. There's certainly enough of it about. Perhaps enough for you to task an underling with investigating. I think some of them are wearing their influences quite blatantly on their young sleeves, but that's to be expected and shouldn't stop anybody, and there was enough strength in that show tonight to make me think some of your readers might be into it, or their fourth album when they get there. Yes, I am still addressing only you, DL.
I also like these: https://jasminequintet.bandcamp.com
Although I prefer their track on this (which aspired to be a compilation to rival 'We Out Here') to any of their EP stuff so far, I was playing it on a loop all through last summer: https://tobeherenow.bandcamp.com
In fact, fuck it, I might as well link to an example of why I stick to writing about football these days: https://www.thestateofthearts.co.uk/fea ... e-quintet/
They're like a splinter group from this lot, so I might as well link them too: https://tetesdepois.bandcamp.com
Hope any of this is fun or useful, DL. Nobody else listen to any of it, or else.