Lydian Collective – Shuffle Bubble
Joyful jazz aficionado’s Lydian Collective return to Vodka with what will no doubt be one track on the upcoming, as yet unnamed, LP, due out sometime this year. (No release date has been set.) Shuffle Bubble (seen/heard here) picks up where tracks like Thirty One from LC’s previous March 2018 LP left off. Frankly, Vodka cannot wait for the new LP!
Shuffle Bubble has a wonderful question and answer section where keyboard (Aaron Wheeler), lead guitar (Todd Baker), and bass (Ida Hollis) all play the same melody line in mini-solos, one following the other, while the beat is laid down with the expert delivery of the ever-smiling Sophie Alloway. It should be noted here that, based on the fade-out, it’s altogether possible that the LP version of Shuffle Bubble will be longer. This track joins Out Of The Woods and High 555 as tracks that will likely appear on the new LP. In a previous review of High 555, Vodka erroneously said that track was from the Adventure LP. In my excitement for that track, I did not double-check my facts! As noted by the included links above, Vodka has been a fan of Lydian Collective since we covered East back in December 2018.
You can find more information on Lydian Collective by heading up to their nicely formatted and complete website. Everything is there, including purchase, social, and streaming links.
While instrumental music does not play a big part on the Vodka blog, Lydian Collective is one of the notable exceptions. Watch for the release of the new LP and consider a purchase when it comes out. You won’t be sorry!
Note: It looked like we were heading for clear skies as far as Covid 19 was concerned. The variants are making a comeback, which means that the livelihoods of artists like Lydian Collective and many others are still threatened. If your situation allows it, consider purchasing more in these tough times. Please, if you are physically able to do so, get the vaccine! –Vodka