I’ll Stick Around is a collaborative album by two incredibly talented and wildly unique artists. With electronic arrangements and wailing saxophones throughout, this free jazz album is unsettling, fascinating and utterly mesmerising.
Broken down into 4 tracks, the project starts off with “Fig. 1,” a moody and piano-led piece that draws me in to their world, with screeching saxophones and electronic effects that bring out such an emotive and stunning feeling. The heaviness of the piano keys is really felt throughout. “Fig. 2” features the same kind of energy, with piano melodies that sound gorgeous, but drowned out by the crying saxophone leads. The same can be said for “Fig. 3” and “Fig. 4” with equally as intense horns and keys that bring such incredible, moving moments to the music. It’s a special project that really brings out the best in both musicians, showcasing why they are one of the best working today.
Listen to Ben Vince & Jacob Samuel’s brand new album I’ll Stick Around below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Released via First Terrace Records.