ezra collective

We’ve been blessed with a seemingly endless parade of quality UK jazz recently and Ezra Collective have dropped a debut right up there with the best of them. ‘You Can’t Steal My Joy’ is, as the title suggests, an unabashedly joyful listen, shifting from head-bopping mid-tempo grooves that burst into frenetic, thrilling wig-outs to get the heart beating faster. Elsewhere on the album they bring in an overt afrobeat influence (always a big plus for us Truckers) or slow things down a bit to make room for some winning guest vocals from Jorja Smith and Loyle Carner.

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