Welcome to a new generation of jazz, folk and world music, known collectively as Nori. This Austin outfit’s 2016 debut World Anew was a triumph of positivity and creativity, highlighted by Akina Adderley’s effortless vocals and matched with just the kind of discipline you’d expect from a traditional jazz quintet.
The next step in Nori’s ethereal journey is their sophomore full-length Bruise Blood, formally out November 30th. The instrumentation and arrangements are spectacular as expected, and the ten new tracks are woven together by a narrative that, while fictional, is still tangible, relatable, simultaneously rooted in the past and reflected in the present. Nori joined us in Studio 1A yesterday and they’re celebrating the album release show this Saturday 9PM at Radio Coffee and Beer. Wander into Bruise Blood with the record’s sensational second song, “Wildfire”!