Ashley Henry ‎– Beautiful Vinyl Hunter - 2019 Modern Jazz Neo Soul 2LP

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Ashley Henry ‎– Beautiful Vinyl Hunter

Sony Music ‎– 19075891581
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
06 Sep 2019
Contemporary Jazz


A1 Ashley Henry Ft. Judi Jackson - Star Child
A2 Ashley Henry - Realisations
A3 Ashley Henry Ft. Keyon Harrold & Sparkz - Between The Lines
Vocals – Sparkz
A4 Ashley Henry Ft. Theo Croker - Introspection

B1 Ashley Henry - Colors
Vocals – Joshua Idehen
B2 Ashley Henry - Cranes (In The Sky)
B3 Ashley Henry Ft. Milton Suggs - I Still Believe
Vocals – Milton Suggs
B4 Ashley Henry - Elipsis (Interlude)


C1 Ashley Henry - Sunrise
C2 Ashley Henry Ft. Makaya McCraven - Dark Honey (4TheStorm)
Vocals – Sahra Zoe Ahmed Gure
C3 Ashley Henry - Pressure (Instrumental)



D1 Ashley Henry - Ahmed
D2 Ashley Henry Ft. Judi Jackson - Lullaby (Rise & Shine)
Vocals – Judi Jackson
D3 Ashley Henry Ft. Binker & Moses - Battle
D4 Ashley Henry Ft. Ben Marc - The Mighty



Companies, etc.
Record Company – Sony Music Entertainment International Services GmbH
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment
Published By – BMG
Published By – Judi Jackson Publishing
Published By – Aaron Orr Publishing
Published By – Joshua Idehen Publishing
Published By – EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Published By – EMI April Music Inc.
Published By – Solange MW Publishing
Published By – Sony / ATV Music Publishing
Published By – Margetts Road Music
Published By – Noni Zuri Music
Published By – Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Published By – Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Published By – Skiptone Publishing
Published By – NA Charles Publishing
Lacquer Cut At – Alchemy Mastering
Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BJ61870
Lacquer Cut By – Bazza
Mixed By, Engineer, Co-producer – Mo Hausler
Producer – Ashley Henry

℗ & © 2019 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.
Made in the EU.

The tracks are numbered sequentially, 01 to 15, on the sleeve.

Published by: BMG (A01 to B05, B07 to C10, D12 to D15); Judi Jackson Publishing (A01, D13); Aaron Orr Publishing (A03); Joshua Idehen Publishing (B05); EMI Music Publishing Ltd / EMI April Music Inc / Solange MW Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Margetts Road Music / Noni Zuri Music / Sony/ATV Tunes LLC / Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd (B06); Skiptone Publishing (B07); NA Charles Publishing (C09, D15); EMI Music Publishing Ltd (C11)

Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 1 90758 91581 4
Label Code: LC12723
Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, hand-etched; "|S" mirrored): 19075891581-A-1 BJ61870-01 A1 |S BAZZA@ALCHEMY
Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, hand-etched; "1=" mirrored): 19075891581-B1 BJ61870-01 B1 1=
Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, hand-etched; "|↼" mirrored): 19075891581-C1 |↼ BJ61870-02 C1
Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, hand-etched; "1|" mirrored): 19075891581-D1 1| BJ61870-02 D1
Rights Society: BIEM
Rights Society: GEMA

Pianist / composer from South London.

"Ashley Henry has always sought out different conversations. The ultra-talented pianist is extremely flexible, capable of moving between different worlds, while still maintaining his devoted roots in jazz.

New album ‘Beautiful Vinyl Hunter’ epitomises this instinct. It’s a record of enormous breadth, one that moves from post-bop to Solange via the Manchester rap scene, while still remaining resolutely a UK jazz artefact.

Opening with stellar Judi Jackson collaboration ‘STAR CHILD’ the record in a way feels like musical autobiography, with the pianist utilising the force of his past and present experiences.

MC Sparkz and trumpeter Keyon Harrold ignite the wonderful album highlight ‘Between The Lines’, while the inspirational force that is Makaya McCraven works on the intriguing ‘Dark Honey (4THESTORM)’.

But it’s not all stellar guests. The central combination – Ashley Henry, bassist Daniel Casimir, and Sam Gardner on drums – have incredible interplay, with their easy chemistry allowing elements of everything from grime to punk to sluice through their jazz stylings.

An effervescent take on ‘Cranes (In The Sky)’ by Solange is the perfect encapsulation of this, a driving, inspired performance that veers from Ramsey Lewis to D’Angelo in its ruthless swing. ‘Ahmed’ is another golden moment, while the appearance of Binker & Moses – themselves an incredibly potent UK jazz combination – amplifies the energy levels still further.

Ending with Ben Marc’s contributions to ‘THE MIGHTY’, this is a record that feels whole, a finely balanced experience that moves effortlessly between vastly disparate influences.

A composer equally at home in post-bop and neo-soul, Ashley Henry has rightly won acclaim everywhere from Christine and the Queens to Loyle Carner. This album, though, feels like the moment he truly emerges onto his own platform, a daring, brave, and highly lyrical performer who sits at the cusp of all manner of dexterous, fluid ideas."( Clash)

More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP, Gatefold
Label Sony Music
Color Black