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You Can't Steal My Joy

Ezra Collective

You Can't Steal My Joy

Debut full-length release from the five-piece British jazz collective featuring guest appearances from Loyle Carner, KOKOROKO and Jorja Smith

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  1. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Ezra Collective are on the cutting edge of a joyous new breed of UK jazz
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  2. 8.0 |   NME

    A celebration of jazz, without being overtly reverential towards older conventions, this is a collection that draws on – and adds to – the genre's new wave
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    In an age of hostile austerity manufactured by moral panic-inducing powers, Ezra Collective’s debut effort is a polyrhythmic balm for disillusioned youth seeking a dose of musical dopamine
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  4. 8.0 |   The Independent

    The five-strong crew draw from Afrobeat, grime, hip hop and ska in ways that bust old notions of jazz wide open
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  5. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    As far as nu-jazz rising and jazz fusion will curtail, this is a pop album at its apex; a catchy and carefree excursion into joy. At the heart of a bubbling scene without a point of entry for many, Ezra Collective stand with their arms wide open
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The record is a joyous listen, which will only be enhanced on their forthcoming tour, and a confident assertion of Ezra Collective breaking out of the once-restrictive jazz enclave
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  7. 8.0 |   Crack

    From Afrobeat to Jamaican soundsystems, Corsica Studios to Ronnie Scott’s, You Can’t Steal My Joy is pure, unrestricted expression; timeless music without borders that could only be made in London in 2019
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  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

    They really do sound like a band more than a group. Print edition only

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