Water & Light

A 5 track soul jazz album (22m 25s) — released July 16th 2021 on Funkiwala

'Shimmering summer sounds with a superb groove and classy vibes. Sounds awesome!'
Ant Bird, NuJazzSounds

Archie the Goldfish is a project co-led by trumpet player Graeme Flowers and guitarist Chris Bestwick.

As one of the UK's most in-demand trumpet players, Graeme has performed with jazz stars such as Quincy Jones, Gregory Porter, Manu Katché, Michael Bublé, Kyle Eastwood, Tom Scott, Charlie Hunter and Deodato. On the pop/commercial side he's worked with Taylor Swift, Cee Lo Green, Tom Jones, Simply Red, Paul Weller, Duran Duran, and many others. He has also performed on, and written music for, three Clint Eastwood movie soundtracks.

After playing on the London jazz scene for many years, getting drunk on JTQ tours with Graeme, backing pop singers, and performing at Womad and similar festivals in the UK and abroad with Algerian, Moroccan and Turkish musicians, Chris has spent the last few years writing for and leading projects in Helsinki, Prishtina and The Hague.

On their new EP, 'Water & Light', they are are joined by:
Nadia Basurto - vocals
Kishon Khan - Fender Rhodes
Aidan Thorne - double bass

Opening with a nod to the great Miles Davis electric albums of 50 years ago, the 5-track EP incorporates elements of jazz, drum & bass, funk and hip hop. 'Water & Light' is the follow-up to their first release, 'Hidden Depths', in December 2020 on Ropeadope, which was picked as one of the top 12 releases of 2020 by music journalist and author Sammy Stein.

Shimmering summer sounds with a superb groove and classy vibes. Sounds awesome! - Ant Bird NuJazzSounds

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