Emma-Jean Thackray is a multi-award winning jazz composer, producer, arranger and instrumentalist. She has received great underground acclaim and frequent radio play, including from Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 6 Music and on Jazz FM.
The debut album by Emma-Jean Thackray feels exactly like the sort of thing we’ve been longing for over the last 12 months: a transcendent, human, shared experience. Across its 47 minutes, Yellow draws glowing lines between ‘70s jazz fusion and P-funk, the cosmic invocations of Sun Ra and Alice Coltrane and the gorgeous orchestration of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds.
“I wanted the whole thing to sound like a psychedelic trip,” explains Thackray. “You put on the first track, it takes you through this intense thing for almost an hour, and then you emerge on the other side transformed.”
AN NEW ERA FOR HUMBER STREET. THE VENUE FORMERLY KNOWN AS FRÜIT HAS OPENED ITS DOORS AS SOCIAL. Social is operated by Sesh Events UK, which runs the hugely popular annual Humber Street Sesh grassroots festival, as well as The Sesh Weekly music nights and Made in Hull, Trinity Live and Hull City Sesh Events.