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Kalima press release
Kalima - Trickery / 12" 4-track on Factory Records (Fac 127). Trickery is the second instalment of essential black vinyl stuff from Manchester's only jazz band under 46 years of age, Kalima. Four songs - 12" diameter. Aural proof that jazz is still vital and relevant in 1985. Kalima had previously been known to those with ears to hear as The Swamp Children, who recorded the remarkable So Hot album way back in the mists of time. 1982 actually, and there weren't that many young bands playing Latin American influenced jazz roaming the streets that August.
October 1983, the band change their name to Kalima, keeping in line with their rapid music development and expansion. Kalima release their debut 12" in 1984, the A side being a sensual, cool version of Sarah Vaughan's 'The Smiling Hour' - the record proved to be something of a vanguard for the newly emerging jazz groups, recently the subject of the media's loving gaze with the likes of Working Week and Annie Whitehead.
June 1985 and bang up to date. Four songs, the latest Kalima 12", 4 new compositions - Trickery, Land of Dreams, Sparkle and So Sad. Consolidating Kalima's position as one of the most inspiring young jazz groups...
ANN QUIGLEY voice voice, lyrics
JOHN KIRKHAM guitars
ANDREW CONNELL piano
MARTIN MOSCROP drums
ANTHONY QUIGLEY bass, soprano sax
CLIFFORD SAFFER tenor sax
JEREMY KERR vibes, bass
CHRIS HORNERMAN percussion
Promotion: Liz Naylor
Management: Nathan McGough