Nubya Garcia


Debut full-length album from the London-based jazz musician was produced by Kwes (Loyle Carner, Kelela, DELS)

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  1. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    On her stunning debut, the tenor saxophonist and rising member of the London jazz scene meditates on her humble family heritage, the continuum of jazz history, and the power of collective action in our present moment
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    Source, with its adventurous, kinetic, and sophisticated approach in wedding modern composition, improvisation, and production to rhythmic and harmonic traditions, is one of the very best
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    Stepping into the spotlight with a debut solo album, Nubya Garcia's skills as a saxophonist are only rivalled by her talent for composing
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  4. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    A brave debut offering an abundance of firsts
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Chockful of jazz that embraces you in a familiar feeling, Source is akin to an old friend you may not see for a while, but whenever you do, the world feels that little bit brighter and it’s as if no time has passed at all
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    Elevated throughout by Garcia's immaculate phrasing, this is music that fuses he tradition and modern with real purpose. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    While her own solos have a fluent grandeur, Garcia remains as generous a leader as she was a collaborator. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Deeply melodic, brilliantly played, and blessed with a spirit that feels generous and boundless. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Clash

    She has proven herself to be just as formidable a composer as she is a performer
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  10. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The sax star delivers a multi-mood, guest-rich celebration of the music of the African diaspora, from reggae to cumbia
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