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Since 2013 Cardiff-based Slowly Rolling Camera have carved a path for themselves as one of the rising stars of the European jazz scene. Their heavy grooves, unleashed hooks and extremely emotional contrasts has become a hallmark of their epic sound.

With two albums (Slowly Rolling Camera, 2014 – All Things 2016) and an EP (Into the Shadow, 2015) featuring vocalist Dionne Bennett behind them, in 2017 SRC evolved as a unit, focussing on instrumentals, led by composer / keyboardist Dave Stapleton, drummer Elliot Bennett and producer / sound design artist Deri Roberts.

Deutschland Radio described the ‘way jazz and trip-hop merge in Slowly Rolling Camera’s music is genius’ whilst the Guardian announced the band as a ‘powerful newcomer with Rising Star written all over it

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Article: Album Review

Mark Lockheart: Dreamers

Read "Dreamers" reviewed by Chris May


As a founder member of Loose Tubes and Polar Bear, saxophonist Mark Lockheart was at the forefront of two waves of reinvigoration of British jazz, one in the 1980s, the other in the 2000s. By age and experience, in 2022 he qualifies as close to an elder statesman of the music. But somehow one still thinks ...

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Article: Year in Review

Geno Thackara's Favorites of 2021

Read "Geno Thackara's Favorites of 2021" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Insert the usual cliches here as you see fit: strange times, “new normal," all that stuff. Still, even while some of us give up on terms like “normal" and get used to the idea that there may never be a post-Covid world, great music and art never stops. Amidst another bumper crop of more things than ...

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Where the Streets Lead

Label: Edition Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: You Are the Truth; Where the Streets Lead; Lost Orbits; The Afternoon of Human Life; Widest Possible Aperture; Illuminate; Feels Like Fiction; A Force for Good.

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Slowly Rolling Camera: Where the Streets Lead

Read "Where the Streets Lead" reviewed by Geannine Reid


Slowly Rolling Camera is a jazz ensemble. Its core is pianist-composer Dave Stapleton, producer Deri Roberts, vocalist-lyricist Dionne Bennett, and drummer Elliot Bennett. Their newest album Where the Streets Lead is a follow-up to their acclaimed album, Juniper (Edition Records, 2018). The album presents eight tracks with a large ensemble, including an 8-piece string section and ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Adi Meyerson, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Giovanni Falzone, Vinícius Cantuária & New Releases

Read "Adi Meyerson, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Giovanni Falzone, Vinícius Cantuária & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Variety is the spice of jazz, and there's plenty to be found here, from Adi Meyerson's compelling project inspired by Japanese visual artist Yayoi Kusama, to the cinematic music of Slowly Rolling Camera and WiFi CaBel, to the doom jazz of Lee “Scratch" Perry's Guide to the Universe and the touching tribute to Tomasz Stanko by ...

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A Selection Of New Releases

Read "A Selection Of New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


A selection of tracks from recent releases including music from the fourth album from drummer Andrés Elstein, cutting edge avant-garde playing from Joe O'Connor, Theo Carbo & Tim Green, and sampling and sculpting of sounds from Matias Riquelme. Then to the UK for new albums from Slowly Rolling Camera, and Sons of Kemet and to the ...

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Slowly Rolling Camera: Where the Streets Lead

Read "Where the Streets Lead" reviewed by Chris May


You might imagine jazz musicians are well suited to run record companies, for risk taking and creativity are fundamental to both activities. Mostly, however, musician-led labels have unhappy histories. Either the musician is not from the top drawer and their A&R skills suffer accordingly; or they lack the administrative skills to run a business enterprise effectively. ...

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Slowly Rolling Camera: Where the Streets Lead

Read "Where the Streets Lead" reviewed by Geno Thackara


When you're not sure which street to take, why not take several and see where they all lead? The inability to decide might just turn into the strongest asset in the right hands. It's always worked just fine for Slowly Rolling Camera, who have always remained too busy carving out a picturesque one-of-a-kind niche to actually ...

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Chris Montague: Warmer Than Blood

Read "Warmer Than Blood" reviewed by Chris May


Spring 2020 has produced two notable albums from British guitarists. In April we had Rob Luft's exquisite Life Is The Dancer (Edition). In May we have Chris Montague's own-name debut, Warmer Than Blood. Like Luft, Montague writes engaging tunes and both albums are engagingly melodic; Montague's arrangements, however, are more open-ended, giving the music a collective ...


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