Influences: Tenderlonious

The kingpin of London's jazz scene decodes his sound.

Influences: Tenderlonious

The kingpin of London's jazz scene decodes his sound.

Treading a singular musical line between jazz and beats, which, according to The Fader, is "Just as fitting on the London artist's album... as it would be in some mid-century spy movie", Ed Cawthorne is the flautist and producer whose vision under the moniker Tenderlonious has captured the imaginations of everyone from Bradley Zero to Gilles Peterson to The Guardian.

Alongside other key players including Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchins and more, he's helped turn the UK jazz and beats scenes on their heads and shifted the focus back from aesthetic and sartorial posturing to live musicianship.

Hot on the tail of The Shakedown featuring the 22archestra, his debut album released on June 15th, we pinned him down in an effort to decode the rampant cross-pollination of influences his music implies. 


The Shakedown featuring the 22archestra is out now. Buy it HERE. Stream the new video for the title track HERE. Lastly, Tenderlonious headlines Oslo, Hackney tonight. For tickets, head HERE.

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