Sunday 27 March 2022

Carsten Rubeling - Volk//People (2019)

We've been following the work of Calgary's Inner Ocean Records for several years, but had neglected to feature them here at the CCPS - partly because (a) the label has a LOT of releases under their belt and (b) we had a hard time figuring out which artists were Calgarian. Well, we finally spent a bit of time and picked out a couple to feature here - and, yes, it's about goddam time, seeing as Inner Ocean is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. 

This first tape (from a few years ago) is from Calgary-based trombonist and composer Carsten Rubeling and it stays true the breezy feeling of Inner Ocean's releases, with a subtle but compelling soul- and hip hop-influenced jazz. Rubeling is backed by an excellent group of musicians that includes Sinistrio's Steve Fletcher (who we're kind of surprised we haven't mentioned before here). 

It's great listening for a lazy, sunny Sunday - and you can get it from the Inner Oceans Records bandcamp.

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