‘Night Wave’ is a recording that is a grand production that features some fantastic musicians. Composed by Zeb Samuels, Joshua Mckenzie (aka Mcknasty) on drums and Byron Wallen on Trumpet.
Mcknasty is a name that many will associate with the UK Jazz scene & most recently as part of the Kamaal Williams project, as well as for working with the likes of Wretch 32 and Plan B. Here on ‘Night Wave’ we hear Mcknasty adding delicate drums to the production that is recorded with an abundance of warmth. Recorded at the prestigious Rubix Studios in London, the drums here contain beautiful energy that brings light and spirit to record.
Throughout the recording, we also hear the magical tones of Byron Wallen, who is a Trumpet player that holds a prestigious title as a musician. Byron has worked with the likes of George Benson, Chaka Khan, Courtney Pine and Lonnie Liston Smith to name some career highlights. Wallen also won the BBC’s Innovation In Jazz award for his third album ‘Indigo’ and performs a mystical solo towards the end of this song that is silky smooth on your ears.
On Rhodes, pads and Vocals is Zeb Samuels. Zeb also produced and mixed the track and is a display of his talents as writer, composer, producer and performer.
On remix duties are Feverkin and Julien Marchal. The Feverkin remix continues the journey of mellow vibes, but add his unique twist on the record that brings a new energy to these magical compositions.
Lastly in this presentation is the Julien Marchal improvisation of ‘Night Wave’. A classical interpretation of the track, that can only be described as pure genius.