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"What a great set of tracks. Wicked line-up too. Title track and Morning Affirmation are doing it for me on first listen. Dead certs for inclusion in the Illicit Grooves Show playlists."

Illicit Grooves DJ

"Love It!"

DJ Gilla Worldwide FM/Balamii

"...beautiful album - just what we need at the moment!!!! "

Basic Soul DJ

"Morning Affirmation"

Further Infusion DJ

"Another quality release. Definitely going to be supporting on my show."

Kevin Beadle DJ

"Fresh and vibrant. Beyond The Dome is sublime. Morning Affirmation so soulful - will deffo support on radio"

DJ Laani Worldwide FM

"Love this! Will play on my next Netil Radio show"

Heather Wall, DJ Netil Radio

Beyond the Dome by Saxophonist Marcus Joseph: Released on London's Contemporary Music/Arts Movement & Record Label Jazz:refreshed...

For his sophomore album, alto saxophonist Marcus Joseph, presents a project entitled Beyond The Dome, a body of work that explores themes of personal and external limitations, the idea of what binds us to who and where we are and the transcendence of perceived obstacles to become our authentic selves.

The album moves between genres from spiritual jazz to hip-hop. Puzzle Paradigm, echoes the uplifting peace of predecessors like Pharoah Sanders, whereas the energetic Challenge Day featuring contemporary luminaries Sheila Maurice-Grey, Nathaniel Cross, Tony Kofi and Theon Cross evoke a dynamic sense of pushing through regardless. Joseph breaks the convention of softly delivered positive affirmations, by delivering Morning Affirmations as driving hip-hop with himself as the MC.

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Hailing from Leicester and of Afro-Caribbean descent, classically trained Joseph started playing clarinet at the age of seven. He originally gained airplay on BBC1Xtra as a hip-hop DJ and MC. He was subsequently inspired to pick up the saxophone and study jazz at universities in Leeds, London and New Orleans. Never one to be bound by location, he spent a period of time living in Barcelona.

Having supported such artists as Oscar Jerome, Blue Lab Beats, and the legendary Blackbyrds, he has also appeared at Love Supreme and We Out Here festivals.

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Beyond The Dome is released on the pioneering Jazz re:freshed label which has been at the forefront of raising the profile of some of the UK’s best young jazz musicians and contributing to the celebrated UK jazz revolution in recent years. The Jazz re:freshed philosophy of challenging preconceptions about jazz, gels perfectly with Joseph’s concept of thinking outside of the box and beyond the dome.>>LISTEN HERE<<

Track Listing

Arrival Of The Giants
Beyond The Dome
Morning Affirmation
Challenge Day
Old Flame
Puzzle Paradigm
What If?



Marcus Joseph – Alto Saxophone; Vocals
Sheila Maurice-Grey – Trumpet
Theon Cross – Tuba
Eddie Hick – Drums
Lorenz Okell-Osengor – Keyboard
Wayne Matthews – Bass
Nathaniel Cross – Trombone
Tony Kofi – Baritone Saxophone
Benjamin Kwasi Burrell – Arranger
Ife Ogunjobi – Trumpet
Randolph Matthews – Vocals
Sophie Cameron – Cello
Jan Regulski – Violin
Carol Hultmark - Viola
Deidre Cooper – Violin
Blasio Kavuma – String Arranger

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For more information contact: adam@jazzrefreshed.com and sam@jazzrefreshed.com
Artwork: Justin McKenzie
Photography © Benji Reid

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