Prepare yourself for a musical journey like no other, as East meets West.
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Jaubi is an instrumental quartet from Lahore, Pakistan who mix North Indian classical music with Modal Jazz and Hip-Hop.
The band will be joined by 22a label founder, flautist, saxophonist, producer and DJ extraordinaire Ed Cawthorne – aka Tenderlonious – who has gained a reputation as one of the hardest working, most well respected and influential figures in South London’s burgeoning jazz scene. Whether dropping sought-after deep house / broken beat 12”s on 22a, releasing via the likes of Ninja Tune, Brownswood, Yoruba Sounds Of The Universe and Far Out, or making inspirational sounds with his other band Ruby Rushton, Tenderlonious is one of the jazz renaissance’s
Back in April 2019, 22a label founder and multi-instrumentalist Tenderlonious travelled to Lahore in Pakistan to take part in some improvised recording sessions with a Pakistani instrumental quartet called Jaubi. Two albums came from those recording sessions that have been met with mass acclaim. The music has been described as East meets West; spiritual, Indian jazz-fusion and psychedelic ragas with nods to golden era hip hop. Both albums were featured as The Guardian ‘Global Album Of The Month’ and were included in their album of the year lists in 2020 and 2021 respectively. They also received coverage and support from some of the world’s key tastemakers and publications, such as; Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Gilles Peterson, Jamz Supernova, Tom Ravenscroft, Mr Scruff, Jazzwise, Mojo and many more.
Following the success of these two recordings, the dream has always been for Jaubi to come to Europe and complete this cross-cultural collaboration by performing and recording in the UK. In August of this year that dream is becoming a reality thanks to Chalo, The British Council, The Music Venue Trust and The National Lottery Revive Live Tour. The band will be performing across the UK and spending a week at Real World Studios in Bath.
Tenderlonious – flute, soprano sax, synths
Ali Riaz Baqar (Jaubi) – guitar
Kashif Ali Dhani (Jaubi) – Tabla
Zohaib Hassan Khan (Jaubi) – Sarangi
Hamish Balfour – keyboards
Tim Carnegie – drums
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