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Gondwana Records: Mammal Hands


Show from Matthew Halsall, Manchester based composer, trumpeter and founder of Gondwana Records.

For this episode, Mammal Hands take over the Gondwana show to present a 2-hour selection.

Mammal Hands

Captivating, ethereal and majestic, Mammal Hands (saxophonist Jordan Smart, pianist Nick Smart and drummer and percussionist Jesse Barrett) has carved out a refreshingly original sound from a disparate array of influences: drawing on spiritual jazz, north Indian, folk and classical music to create something inimitably their own. Hailing from Norwich, one of Britain’s most isolated and most easterly cities, they have forged their own path away from the musical mainstream and their unique sound grew out of long improvised rehearsals. All three members contribute equally to the writing process: one that favours the creation of a powerful group dynamic over individual solos. Their records are entrancing and beautiful affairs, while their hypnotic live shows have seen them hailed as one of the most exciting bands in Europe as they push their unique line-up to the outer limits of its possibilities.

Listen now Tracklist

Gundecha Brothers – Bandish In Fast Sultal ‘Murat Man Bhaye Sundara Saloni” [Sense World Music]
Louiz Banks – Song For My Lady [Jazzman]
Nina Simone – Baltimore [Late Night Tales]
Them – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue [Columbia]
Charles Bradley – The World (Is Going Up In Flames) [Dunham Records]
The Crumb Brothers – Seat In The Kingdom [Mississippi Records]
Dorothy Ashby – Life Has Its Trials [Cadet Records]
Yaya Diallo – Nangapé [Onzou Records]
Christie Azumah & The Uppers International – Naam [Afrodisia]
Alémayehu Eshété – Telantena Zaré [L’Arome Productions]
Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & Floating Points – Mimoun Marhaba [Border Community]
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Allah Hoo Allah Hoo [Real World Studios]
Portico Quantet – Signals In The Dusk [Gondwana Records]
Lhasa De Sela – Anywhere On This Road [Tôt Ou Tard]
Erykah Badu – The Healer [Motown]
Massive Attack Feat. Tracey Thorn – Massive Attack Feat. Tracey Thorn [Wild Bunch Records]
Soccer96 Feat. Swann Hunter – Flight Formation (Glenn Astro DJ Friendly Edit) [WotNot]
J Dilla – Track 28 [Yancey Media Group]
Has-Lo – Reincarnate (Audible Doctor Mix) [Mello Music Group]
Mammal Hands – Ku Du [Gondwana Records]
Mohammed Rafi – Chhore Chale Chhore Chale [EMI]
Sirishkumar Manji And David Wright – Gutam [Not On Label]
Yussef Lateef – Love Theme From Spartacus [Prestige]
Vashti Bunyan – Here Before [Fat Cat]
Susso – Ansumana [Soundway Records]