Against The Clock is a series where we give an artist 10 minutes in the studio and see what they come up with. 

Collaboration has always been central to whizkid pianist Joe Armon-Jones’ unique breed of underground jazz. The Ezra Collective member’s latest R&B, hip-hop and p-funk-inflected solo album, Turn to Clear View, finds him working with Brainfeeder’s Georgia Anne Muldrow and XL’s Obongjayar. He’s also a member of Armed KawLu, a recently-launched trio comprised of midi-jazz drummer Kwake Bass and kaleidoscopic producer Wu-Lu.

This week we head to Kwake Bass and Wu-Lu’s studio in London’s Hither Green neighbourhood where Jones and Kwake improvise a smoked-out contemporary free jazz jam on elaborate multi-synth and electro-acoustic rigs.

Catch Jones live at one of his upcoming UK shows. Dates below.

Filmed by Pedro Kuster & Pawel Ptak
Edited by Pawel Ptak

Tour Dates:

Feb 6 – London @ Electric Brixton8th, Fiddlers Club, Bristol (UK)
Feb 9 – Brighton @ Patterns
Feb 11 – Leeds @ Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen
Feb 12 – Newcastle Upon Tyne @ The Cluny
Feb 13 – Glasgow @ Drygate
Feb 14 – Manchester @ Soup Kitchen

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