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Voices of Bishara is a studio album by the English drummer Tom Skinner, released on 4 November 2022 by via Nonesuch Records, International Anthem Recording Company, and Brownswood Recordings. It was ranked among the best jazz albums of 2022 by multiple critics.
Voices of Bishara is Skinner's first solo album under his real name, having previously released two albums under the name Hello Skinny. It was announced 7 September along with the release of the lead single "Bishara". The album and lead single are named after Abdul Wadud's record label Bishara which released his solo album By Myself. Skinner described the album as "an attempt to put something truthful into the world, through collaboration and community, at a time of rising dishonesty and disinformation." "Bishara" is an Arabic word which means "good news" or "bringer of good news". The second single "The Journey" was released 18 October alongside a live performance video of the song which was recorded at St. Luke's Church in London.
The album was recorded in a single day with all five performers – drummer Skinner, saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, bassist Tom Herbert, saxophonist Nubya Garcia, and cellist Kareem Dayes – recording live simultaneously in the same room. Instruments bled into each other's microphones during the recording process, an accidental effect which Skinner accentuated by using editing to emphasise his cuts and create loops from the best improvisatory flourishes.
Style and reception
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All About Jazz's Chris May called the album "one of the top three jazz albums of 2022 so far and it would take the second comings of John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Horace Silver and Lee Morgan to threaten to dislodge it." Voices of Bishara consists of "just over thirty minutes of exalted jazz" which is frequently "tumultuous such as "when [Shabaka] Hutchings and [Nubya] Garcia unleash their broken-note strewn tenors" and meditative as "when Hutchings switches to bass clarinet, Garcia to flute, and [Kareem] Dayes' sonorous cello steps forward." May also ranked the album among his five runners up for the best new album of 2022.
Treble's Noah Sparkes notes the presence of Dayes' cello as a tribute to Abdul Wadud, a jazz cellist who once said he "hope[d] there [would] be more who take [the cello] further and do more things, because the instrument needs it". Dayes' "deft and varied playing ... only adds to the unique sound" of the album, which is "a terrific affirmation of what makes Skinner so interesting as both a drummer and now a composer" with tracks that "may drift at different times into hip hop, funk, or free jazz" but never "in a way that seems jarring or forced". In describing Skinner's editing method on the album, The Guardian's Ammar Kalia says its "mood lands somewhere between contemporary Chicago producer Makaya McCraven's beat-splicing and Don Cherry's spiritually influenced 70s melodies.
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- Tom Skinner – drums
- Kareem Dayes – cello
- Nubya Garcia – tenor saxophone, flute
- Tom Herbert – acoustic bass
- Shabaka Hutchings – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
- Tom Skinner – producer
- Blue May - recording engineer
- Scott Knapper - assistant recording engineer
- Dilip Harris - mixing engineer
- Guy Davie - mastering engineer
- Paul Camo - sleeve design, artwork
- Craig Hansen - layout
- Chinen, Nate (7 September 2022). "Tom Skinner, "Bishara"". NPR Music. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
- Ruiz, Matthew Ismael (7 September 2022). "The Smile's Tom Skinner Announces New Album Voices of Bishara, Shares New Song". Pitchfork. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
- Breihan, Tom (7 September 2022). "Tom Skinner - "Bishara"". Stereogum. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
- Gallagher, Alex (8 September 2022). "The Smile's Tom Skinner announces solo album Voices of Bishara, shares first song". NME. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
- Rettig, James (18 October 2022). "Tom Skinner – "The Journey"". Stereogum. Retrieved 12 November 2022.
- Kalia, Ammar (8 November 2022). "Tom Skinner on the Smile, Sons of Kemet and going solo: "It gives me a blank slate to explore"". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 November 2022.
- May, Chris (21 October 2022). "Tom Skinner: Voices of Bishara". All About Jazz. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
- Thomas, Fred. "Tom Skinner - Voices of Bishara". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
- Waring, Charles. "Tom Skinner - Voices of Bishara". Record Collector. Retrieved 2 December 2022.
- Milner, Jack (January 2023). "Tom Skinner - Voices of Bishara". Uncut. Retrieved 11 November 2022.
- May, Chris (2 December 2022). "Chris May's Best Albums of 2022". AllAboutJazz. Retrieved 2 December 2022.
- Sparkes, Noah (30 October 2022). "Tom Skinner – Voices of Bishara". Treble. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
- Wilson, Jerome (10 December 2022). "Jerome Wilson's Best Jazz Albums of 2022". All About Jazz. Retrieved 15 December 2022.
- "AllMusic Best of 2022". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 December 2022.
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Tom Skinner auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):
Tom Skinner is an English drummer, percussionist and record producer. He co-founded the jazz band Sons of Kemet and the rock band the Smile. He has released two albums under the name Hello Skinny. His first album under his own name, Voices of Bishara, was released in November 2022.
Skinner emerged in the London jazz scene, playing with musicians including Finn Peters, Cleveland Watkiss and Denys Baptiste, and the electronic artist Matthew Herbert. He was a member of the jazz trio Zed-U and the avant-garde soul group Elmore Judd. In 2011, he cofounded the jazz band Sons of Kemet. They released four albums and announced their disbandment in 2022.
Skinner first worked with the Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood when he performed on Greenwood's soundtrack for the 2012 film The Master. In 2021, Skinner, Greenwood and the Radiohead singer, Thom Yorke, debuted a new band, the Smile. They made their surprise debut in a performance streamed by Glastonbury Festival that May. In May 2022, they released their debut album, A Light for Attracting Attention, and began an international tour.
Skinner has released two albums under the name Hello Skinny. The first album released under his own name, Voices of Bishara, was released on 4 November 2022. It features jazz musicians including Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Kareem Dayes and Tom Herbert. The first single, "Bishara", was released in September 2022. NPR described Skinner as "the sort of drummer who always locates the pivot point between chaos and clarity".
Skinner has two children and lives in North London.
As Hello Skinny
- Hello Skinny (2012)
- Revolutions EP (2013)
- Watermelon Sun (2017)
As Tom Skinner
- Voices of Bishara (2022)
With Sons of Kemet
- Burn (2013)
- Lest We Forget What We Came Here to Do (2015)
- Your Queen Is a Reptile (2018)
- Black to the Future (2021)
With the Smile
With London Brew
- London Brew (2023)
With Floating Points
- Elaenia (2015)
- Wildflower (2017)
- Love (2020)
- Better Times (2021)
With Beth Orton
With Alabaster DePlume
With Owiny Sigoma Band
With Melt Yourself Down
- Kalia, Ammar (8 November 2022). "Tom Skinner on the Smile, Sons of Kemet and going solo: "It gives me a blank slate to explore"". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 November 2022.
- Graham, Ben (16 November 2012). "Reviews | Hello Skinny". The Quietus. Retrieved 10 September 2022.
- Richards, Will (2 June 2022). "Sons of Kemet to break up after remaining 2022 live shows". NME. Retrieved 10 September 2022.
- "Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood form new project, the Smile". The Guardian. 22 May 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
- Hussey, Allison. "A Look at Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood's Debut as the Smile at Glastonbury 2021 Livestream". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
- Petridis, Alexis (23 May 2021). "Live at Worthy Farm review – beautiful music marred by technical meltdown". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
- Lavin, Will (20 April 2022). "The Smile announce debut album A Light for Attracting Attention". NME. Retrieved 20 April 2022.
- "The Smile's Tom Skinner Announces New Album Voices of Bishara, Shares New Song". Pitchfork. 7 September 2022. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
- "The Smile's Tom Skinner Announces Solo Album Voices of Bishara, Shares New Song "Bishara"". Stereogum. 7 September 2022. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
- Chinen, Nate (7 September 2022). "Tom Skinner, "Bishara"". NPR Music. Retrieved 10 September 2022.
- "Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings, Tom Skinner, and More Announce Miles Davis Tribute Album London Brew". Pitchfork. 19 January 2023. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
- Blistein, Jon (31 May 2022). "Beth Orton Takes In a Gorgeous Day on Serene New Song Weather Alive". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 1 August 2023.
- Minsker, Evan (2 February 2022). "Alabaster dePlume Announces New Album Gold, Shares Video for New Song". Pitchfork. Retrieved 1 August 2023.
- Rettig, James (31 July 2023). "Alabaster DePlume Shares Tom Skinner-Featuring Track "Greek Honey Slick"". Stereogum. Retrieved 1 August 2023.
- "Owiny Sigoma Band". Bucks Music Group.
- Glover, Kemi. "Owiny Sigoma Band's final instalment: The Lost Tapes". Brownswood Recordings. Retrieved 2 August 2023.