“They have a great musical bond, locking in tight on swinging modal grooves and high-energy Latin rhythms alike” – Stereogum
“Just beautiful” – Osunlade
“So, so, good” – Gilles Peterson
“Manchester A-lister” – The Guardian
“Shamal Wind is a blinder, a mellifluous and muscular mix of meditative spiritual jazz, fired-up soul jazz and serpentine hard-bop” – All About Jazz ★★★★
“[L]eads the listener to a choice of dancing across the floor or floating in space…a delight” – Bandcamp
“This album rides the wave of fabulous British Jazz that is bursting out this summer. Definitely my favourite album of the year” – Eddie Pillar
“LIKE IT!” – Paul Bradshaw (Straight No Chaser)
“Stunning album” – Laurent Garnier
“It has to count as some sort of perfection” – Shindig ★★★★
“Trobs and shimmers, fresh and timeless” – C Ville ★★★★★
UK Vibe ★★★★★
“Fantastic! Full support here at Sounds of the Universe as usual”
“I absolutely love this” – DJ Colleen Murphy
“This is a great sound and already bought my vinyl” – Kev Beadle
“Both tracks are excellent” – Aroop Roy
“Seriously good – wow!” – Alex Attias
Rising star of the UK Jazz Scene with two big selling albums. He has an impressive live act that won a JazzFM award for best live act at The London Jazz Festival. An artist equally at home in the jazz club (selling out Ronnie Scott’s) as well as playing the big festival stage such as Love Supreme Jazz Festival.
A prolific writer and producer this new album will be his 3rd in as many years…..
Chip Wickham has worked, written, recorded, and toured with the likes of Matthew Halsall, Nat Birchall, Dwight Tribble, Lack of Afro, Scrimshire, Allysha Joy, The Sorcerers, The New Mastersounds, Craig Charles’ Fantasy Funk Band, Rae & Christian, The Pharcyde, Jimpster, Nightmares On Wax, Badly Drawn Boy, Andy Votel, Grupo X and Graham Massey to name a few!