Skyjack - Light Cycle (2LP Vinyl)

Skyjack - Light Cycle (2LP Vinyl)

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Skyjack is what happens when a heavyweight South African jazz trio meets a pair of Swiss reed and brass hotshots. Over the course of a decade, this all-star quintet has forged a reputation as an innovative and adventurous force in contemporary African and European jazz. Combining deep grooves with thrilling rides and avant-garde experimentation, Skyjack is a powerhouse both on stage and in the studio.

Light Cycle is the band's third recorded outing and documents a seasoned outfit at its most ambitious and accomplished. Featuring compositions from all members of the group, the album is a multidimensional creature with a big heart and a powerful imagination. Part science fiction adventure, part sentimental journey, Light Cycle reconciles expansive cosmic soundscapes with a solid grounding in memory and folklore.

Issued as a double-LP on the As-Shams/The Sun label, Skyjack joins both a catalogue and tradition of groundbreaking South African jazz dating back to the 1970s. The album's cover features the work of esteemed Cape Town artist Igshaan Adams.

Saxophone – MARC STUCKI
Trombone, Kudu Horn – ANDREAS TSCHOPP
Double Bass – SHANE COOPER

Produced by SKYJACK in 2023
Recorded by Jürgen von Wechmar at Sunset Recording Studios - Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Additional Recordings by Shane Cooper at Kujua Records Studio - Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mixed and Mastered by Martin Ruch at Control Room Berlin - Germany.

Cover Artwork by Igshaan Adams
Design and Layout by Romy Brauteseth
Produced for As-Shams by Calum MacNaughton

* Tracklisting differs on 2LP vinyl edition

Cat. No. SRK897249
℗ 2023 Skyjack Music © 2024 As-Shams/The Sun