Wah Wah 45s are very proud to announce the release of the debut album from forward-thinking Tel Aviv based ensemble, Time Grove. Guided by acclaimed pianist Nitai Hershkovits alongside one third of Buttering Trio, and newly signed Stones Throw recording artist, Rejoicer, this group of musicians have produced a sound which is both delicate yet powerful; sonorous yet uplifting. The full line-up also features reed player Eyal Talmudi, drummers Roy Chen, Amir Bresler and Sol Monk, keyboard master Bemet, trumpeter Sefi Zisling, and guitarist Yonatan Albalak who have together created some of the most exciting instrumental music we’ve heard for quite a while!
More Than One Thing follows on from the double A-side jukebox 45 taster Roy The King / Sir Blunt, which was released in October 2018 and received much love from Huey Morgan on BBC 6Music, Tim Garcia on Jazz FM and Tina Edwards on Worldwide FM, amongst others.
From the somewhat spooky horn and piano lines on the mysterious opener, TG Theme, to the lighter, more idyllic sounds of Second Attention, it’s clear that the nine talents at work on this album are set to deliver a full range of emotions through their well honed instruments and convey a truly unique instrumental set with a twist.
The very catchy Jungle Bourgois sets Talmudi and Zisling’s euphoric horns set against Sol Monk’s frenetic drumming one moment, then the next the listener is transported through time and across continents by special guest Itzhak Ventura’s Egyptian flute, or ney, on the gorgeous Indopia, whilst all the while Rejoicer’s synths provide a swirling undercurrent of subtle modern day electronica.
Piano Bubbles sees Hershkovits’ trademark instrument trade notes with Talmudi’s flute, whilst all the while Rejoicer’s frothy backdrop provides texture and warmth. The aforementioned Sir Blunt and Roy The King, with its festive finale, also make room for the meditative Talek, the boundary pushing, synth driven Nezach and an album highlight, the childlike waltz of A.L.P. The album concludes with the suitably serene Latrun, a celebration of Rejoicer’s synths, Hershkovits’ piano and the horn section in perfect harmony, bringing something of a sublime conclusion to this most life affirming of long-players.
“This album sends a statement from young creatives, confident in themselves, whose musical freedom knows no authority. More Than One Thing is the sound of something lasting, built from human goodness.” All About Jazz
“Their debut album finds them moulding a big band sound into flexible shapes…” Electronic Sound Magazine
Quality music! Mark Futuresounds, DJ Magazine
Favourite record of the year so far! Hector Plimmer, NTS Radio, Albert’s Favourites
Fabulous musicianship and compositions – great addition to the WahWah stable. Dan Deep Tenor City, UK
Very cool stuff. Mind bending electronics! Menno Jager, Compost Records
Cool! Erica McCoy, Worldwide FM
Wonderful stuff. Kev Beadle
Deep! Psycut Vince, 22Tracks / Jazz Attitudes, Paris
Vibing with. Mathieu Schreyer, KCRW Los Angeles
This is awesome! But it’s going to take more than a weeknight to digest. I’ve already earmarked Jungle Bourjois for extra attention on WRUV-FM. Jay Paul, WRUV-FM Burlington, VT USA
Love it. Brilliant. Chris Read, BBE, Who Sampled
LOVELY!!! Rebecca Vasmant, Worldwide FM, BBC Scotland
Just wonderful!. Renegades Of Jazz, Agogo Records
The future of jazz! Jaheire, Ireland
As expected, a superb album. 10/10 Doctor Best, Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg
Cinematic, ethereal and mystical probably sums up the content of this album from Time Grove… Steve Johns, Solar Radio London
Best New Jazz album! Chris Exarchopoulos, Black Radio Berlin
This album from ‘Time Grove is laced with enchanting jazz sounds, providing a real treat for my ears, looking forward to hearing what my listeners think, essential business for me!! Multi Storey Soul Radio Show, RTE Pulse Dublin, Ireland
Really great! Fresh jazz sounds for 2019. Jason Palma, Higher Ground Radio/Footprints Toronto
Beautiful! Fantastic! Harv Nagi, PointBlank FM
Some real artistry here! David Bassin, KUSF San Francisco
Great stuff! Martijn Barkhuis, Jazzrdeville, Amsterdam
Exquisitely unique. Junior, Record Breakin’, Eavesdrop Radio WKDU
Lovely vibes here. Alex Attias, Radio Couleur Switzerland
Lovely lovely album from Time Grove. Tight band, wicked tunes and “Jungle Bourjois” is simply fantastic! Love and support guaranteed, big up!
Harper, Czworka Polskie Radio (Funkadelia / Basstion)
Really good Instrumental Work! Love it! So Cinematic also! Enrique Domenech’
Finally…brillant, five stars are not enough. Robert Lochmann, Radio X,Frankfurt; soulsender.de
Great atmosphere, different sides of jazz, definately will support. Josef Sedlon, Radio 1 Prague
What an album. love it! Tony Heynen, Global Riddims
“The debut album from Tel Aviv based ensemble, Time Grove is out on the eclectic enigmatic Wah Wah 45s label and they are definitley a match made in a heavenly music sense.
If you’re a fan of BadBadNotGood’s jazzy beats style, this is a album that takes on their intital raw approach and refines it on tracks like ‘Indopia’ and the recent singles ‘Piano Bubbles’, ‘Roy The King’ and Sir Blunt’.
There’s also touches of ‘world’ influences on ‘Indopia’ (my favourite track on the album) and ‘Jungle Bourgois’ featuring Itzhak Ventura on Egyptian flute (my equal favourite track along with the crazy Thundercatish ‘Talek’).
The one that Gilles P will no doubt pick up on is the synthy music box waltzy one called ‘A_L_P’ (Peterson loves a waltz) but Time Grove have already found other radio DJ fans on BBC 6Music and Jazz FM.
For an instrumental album, these 11 tracks say a lot and at the same time is very much what it says on the tin, ‘More Than One Thing’, whilst consistently beautiful thoughout; great artwork too!” Gerry Hectic, 60 Million Postcards, Jazz Chronicles
This is great very atmospheric and mostly quite laidback. C-Burn, UK
I love this classic meets modern style. Outstanding! Tim Quigley, Groovera New Modern Radio
Right up my street, Jon Brent, The Full Spectrum Radio Show
Beautiful album, deep and groove. Amar Kabouche, Fauve radio / Hong Kong
Great beats, jazzy as we like it. Tobi Kirsch, Yuma Berlin
This is a beatiful LP – I now need to spend time playing from start to the end! Simon Harrison, Basic Soul Radio Show
Beatiful, almost made me feel like it was summer. Nicole Finnerty, Kane FM 103.7 FM – Flex FM
A beauty in itself! Phil Wicked Jazz Sounds Amsterdam
Such beautiful composition and production. A joy to my ears. If you want warming music as the outside temperatures drop check this out…Jungle Bourjois massive! DJ Kappa, Brighton
Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone, BBC Radio 6Music
Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 6Music