Tjoe Man Cheung – Flow London (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 23:34 minutes | 257 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © SEEAHOLE
Tjoe Man Cheung is a young Hong Kong born guitarist, composer, arranger and producer who has been living in London since January 2015. During his year in the capital he has been establishing himself on the city’s jazz scene playing at venues such as Rich Mix in Shoreditch, Map Studio Café in Kentish Town, Stage 3 in Hackney, Pizza Express Jazz Club and the late night jam at Ronnie Scott’s.
The self released “Flow London” is his second EP, a follow up to 2014’s “Flow”, and the majority of the compositions are inspired by his experiences of living in the UK and in London in particular. In its brown paper hand stamped sleeve it is very much in the punk/DIY spirit, even though the music sounds nothing like indie or punk. The flimsy paper insert offers insights as to the inspirations behind the tunes and makes for interesting reading.
The core personnel on “Flow London” is the trio of Cheung on electric and acoustic guitars, Lorenzo Bassignani on electric bass and Alessandro Lombardo at the drums. Guest appearances come from violinist Yi-Ning Liao, trumpeter Bodo Maier, keyboard player Dimitris Dimopoulos and vocalist Emma Hamilton. It’s a truly international line up that neatly embodies the polyglot spirit of 21st century London.
01. Tjoe Man Cheung – Walking in the Rain
02. Tjoe Man Cheung – The Music Never Stopped
03. Tjoe Man Cheung – N5 to Edgware
04. Tjoe Man Cheung – Four Seasons
05. Tjoe Man Cheung – Miss Someone You Don’t Know