Glasgow-based contemporary jazz outfit Nimbus Sextet have released a single, Trap Door from their imminent debut album for Acid Jazz Records, Dreams Fulfilled.
Led by pianist/keyboardist Joe Nichols, the group plays original music that majors on melodic hooks, driving grooves and sophisticated musicianship and draws on influences including Herbie Hancock, Gil Scott-Heron, The Roots and Robert Glasper.
Nichols formed the group with long-time collaborators, drummer Alex Palmer and bassist Mischa Stevens, whom he met while studying at Edinburgh University, before adding saxophonist Martin Fell and trumpeter Euan Allardice and, later, guitarist James Mackay.
They have appeared at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen jazz festivals, Doune The Rabbit Hole and on the Kelburn Garden Party main stage and toured with London nu-jazz ensemble Cykada and American brass outfit Youngblood Brass Band before headlining their own national tour in February/March 2020.
Dreams Fulfilled will be released on October 23.