Led by saxphonist Mary Wakelam, Summary is a Birmingham UK based 9-piece collective featuring vocalists Taharka and Naomi, Dan Nicholls on keys, Joe Egan on Trumpet, Joe Archer on guitar, Ida Hollis on bass, Jim Bashford on drums and recent newcomer DJ Maxwell on the decks. Their ‘Nasty Depths’ single release features a solid collection of jazz and hiphop infused soulful tracks full of lush melodies, funkafied basslines, tight rhythms, heavy horns and intoxicating lyrical flows. Summary’s unique sound and style is perfect for fans of groups like Groove Collective, Fertile Ground, Heritage Orchestra, The Roots, Soil & Pimp Sessions, Quasimode, UFO, Greyboy Allstars and the sounds of the acid jazz days. Check it out and buy the single here.
“Watch out for ‘Summary’, a band hotly tipped for success by Gilles Peterson.” – Nick Byng, BBC review of ‘An Evening with Giles Peterson’.
“This is a band that combines jazz and hip hop really effectively and also brings together young players from the Birmingham scene.” – Tony Dudley Evans, from the article ‘Tomorrow is the Question!’ in Jazzwise magazine.
“Band sounds killing, hope to see you live soon.” – Liam Noble, Jazz pianist/composer.