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Trumpeter and bandleader Yazz Ahmed’s resume includes work with Lee “Scratch” Perry and Radiohead (she contributed flugelhorn to King of Limbs) but it’s the sounds of her remarkable forthcoming album, La Saboteuse, which truly proclaim her as a must-watch figure in jazz world. Following the Bahraini’s debut My Way Home (which she released at the age of 19) and her 2015 suite Alhaan al Siduri, La Saboteuse features progressive elegies, awash in post-rock, ambient and In a Silent Way-style textures. Set for release on May 12th, the album’s being rolled out by individual chapter. The first, “The Space Between the Fish & the Moon,” offers a tantalizing look at what’s to come, with Ahmed’s electronically-treated trumpet cascading over Lewis Wright’s vibes and Corrina Silvester’s imaginative percussion. Each subsequent chapter — and the forthcoming full-length album — features artwork by Bristol graphic designer Sophie Bass, rich with symbolism and bold, colorful imagery. words/j woodbury

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