Listen: Nate Smith – Kinfolk: Postcards from Everywhere

This recent release by drummer, composer & producer Nate Smith is the most beautiful piece of work we’ve discovered this week, hands down… In conceiving this album, the New York based artist aimed for a quote unquote true band sound: improvising with drums or piano, or singing ideas into a voice recorder first, with a main focus on rhythm and melodies. 

By collaborating with a wide array of artists (strings, vocalists, fender rhodes, percussion, electric bass, alto and soprano saxophones, violins—you name it), he certainly nailed that “true band sound.”

Which doesn’t come as a surprise, after having played and recorded with artists such as Jose James, Dave Holland, Betty Carter, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Chris Potter, and Ravi Coltrane.

The result: truly amazing jazz and soul which you shouldn’t miss out on.