Hidden Gem #83: Jessica Lauren – Kofi Nomad

Jessica Lauren

London based keyboard player Jessica Lauren recently shared a new EP called Kofi Nomad. We last heard Lauren on the brilliant Freestyle album ‘Jessica Lauren Four’ (2012) and now she’s back with this three track release.

Kofi Nomad is a deeply percussive afrocentric epic, featuring the beautiful baritone playing of Tamar Osborn (Collocutor), one of the most in demand woodwind players working today, underpinned by a powerful foundation of percussion courtesy of Richard Ọlátúndé Baker, Phillip Harper and drummer Cosimo Keita Cadore. Amalfi in contrast is a light, breezy bossa, which conjures up images of easy living days and sun dappled Mediterranean coastlines.

This three track release gives us a tantalising hint of the soundscapes contained within her forthcoming long player Almería. The EP also features a brand new and exclusive remix of Kofi Nomad by Jessica’s long standing collaborator Emanative (Nick Woodmansey).

With the new album on the way – get excited folks…


1. Kofi Nomad
2. Amalfi
3. Kofi Nomad (Emanative Remix)



Released April 6th, 2018


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