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Shoot The Moon

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Shoot The Moon
Shoot The Moon


Ubuntu Music is proud to announce the signing of Mezcla, to release their debut album, 'Shoot The Moon', worldwide on 7th February 2020.Mezcla are a Glasgow-based world/jazz fusion ensemble currently making waves throughout the UK. Led by bass player David Bowden (BBC Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2017), the band features some of Scotland's brightest stars and is attracting attention for its innovative blend of soulful jazz and energetic grooves.The name Mezcla means 'mixture' and the music draws from a wide range of genres and moods. Skilfully fusing modern jazz with African, Latin-American and RnB music influences, Mezcla's music is distinguished by its uplifting melodies, shimmering textures, and visceral improvisation.The line-up includes Michael Butcher on tenor sax, Joshua Elcock on trumpet, Alan Benzie (Berklee Billboard winner) on keys, Ben MacDonald on guitar, David Bowden on bass and compositions, Stephen Henderson (Jazzwise 'One to Watch' 2018) on drums and Steve Forman (veteran LA studio musician) on percussion."Fresh and vibrant... really uplifting jazz with world music flavours"BBC Radio 3Nominated for 'Best Band' at the 2018 Scottish Jazz Awards, they have been touted by Jazz FM, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 3. Recent highlights have included a sell-out gig at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, BBC Music's 'Biggest Weekend', and London Jazz Festival 2018. Their debut album 'Shoot the Moon' will be released on Ubuntu Records in 2020.Bassist David Bowden, Mezcla's leader, is an award-winning bass player and composer working primarily in the fields of jazz, folk and contemporary improvised music. A mainstay of the Scottish scene, David has toured the UK and Europe extensively and was described by BBC Radio 3 as 'a gifted bass player'.Originally from London, David studied jazz at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and won 'BBC Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year' in 2017. He has spent time studying abroad in Amsterdam and Ghana and is involved in Scottish music education.


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