The Jazz Session #598: Matthew Herd of Seafarers

Saxophonist and songwriter Matthew Herd hails from Scotland but lives in London where he leads the band Seafarers. Featuring some of the finest UK-based jazz musicians, like vocalist Lauren Kinsella and drummer Dave Hamblett, the group just released their second album, aptly titled “II”. Recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, it builds on the groups first album that combined contemporary folk and chamber pop with an emphasis on the song at hand. The second album also sees Matthew move more firmly into the role of songwriter, barely bringing his horn to the party, but no less present in Seafarers’ sound and mission.

Show Notes:
– Hamelin
– The Lighthouse
– All That Matters
– A Disappearing Act
– Newlyweds

Buy “II” from Bandcamp here 

Theme music by The Respect Sextet
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Author: Jason Crane