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    Handful of Test Pressings of JK Groups 'Rising' (SAPE022).
    Proceeds go towards planting trees and reforesting land back to rainforest in Australia. In conjunction with Reforest NOW. You will also receive a digital download of the album.

    Signed by Josh Kelly

    Sleeves donated by Zenith Records. Test Pressings via Program Records.

    Stamp by Luke Ebert

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Find Joy 06:44


Multi-dimensional future-jazz outfit JK GROUP release a new EP, Rising on La Sape Records. The brainchild of award-winning saxophonist, Joshua Kelly (30/70 collective, PBS Young Elder of Jazz 2019), the band returns to the label with a follow up EP to the mind-bending 2021 release, What’s Real? 

Where What’s Real? served as a platform for wild experimentation, Rising returns to a more considered and familiar format for the band, offering up 4 cohesive tracks that are deep in conception and expression, at once original and fresh. Conceived after recording an as yet unreleased body of work written whilst undergoing chemotherapy, Rising celebrates bandleader Josh’s survival and eventual recovery from the intense treatment he received for lymphoma in 2020. 

The band stays true to their honed format of jazz traditions melding with influences from electronica and beyond. Like the first release, The Young Ones, Rising sits comfortably in the crossover of raw, live jazz and electronic dance music,  whilst also throwing an unexpected curveball to the listener expanding the palate of the bands sound to a pigment never before heard in their music. The EP takes you on an emotional journey throughout the four tracks, best listened to start-to-finish.


released October 14, 2022

Joshua Kelly - Alto & Tenor Saxophone
Lewis Moody - Fender Rhodes, Synthesizers, Piano
Matthew Hayes - Electric Bass
Ziggy Zeitgeist - Drum Kit and Triggers, Percussion

Maggie May - Vocals on Rising Part II
Niran Dasika - Trumpet on Rising Part I
Additional Synths on Find Strength and Rising Part II by Joshua Kelly.
Additional Synths and Sequencers on Find Strength by Lewis Moody.
Additional drum programming on Rising Part II by Joshua Kelly

All music written by Joshua Kelly
Produced by Lewis Moody and Joshua Kelly
Mixed by Lewis Moody
Engineered by Lewis Moody with assistance from Maggie May
Mastered by Jack Prest
Artwork by Alex Woz

Recorded live on Wednesday the 5th of January 2022 at Rolling Stock Recording Rooms, Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia.
Additional tracking in Joshua’s studio in Thornbury, Melbourne, and synth sequencers in Lewis’ studio in London, UK.



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