Tenderlonious The Piccolo - Tender Plays Tubby 22a founder, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Tenderlonious, head's up this incredibly special release for Jazz Detective Records, paying homage to the British jazz legend Tubby Hayes. A chance sequence of events lead to Tenderlonious, getting his hands on Tubby Hayes' Piccolo, resulting in this outstanding re-interpretation of four classic Tubby Hayes tracks. Featuring some of London's finest jazz musicians, with the hope to introduce a whole new generation of jazz fans to a true great of British jazz. Jazz Detective Records CD | LP
Tenderlonious After The Storm 22a main man Tenderlonious returns with a brand new 4 track EP, seamlessly cooking up a blend of hybrid house and broken beat with his unique analogue productions and signature flute instrumentation. The title track 'After The Storm' picks up where 2019 album 'Hard Rain' left off (Bandcamp's electronic albums of 2019) - a stormy, atmospheric 4/4 groove, with flute flurries, build the track to a state of euphoria. The EP continues with 'G Flex', a tune dedicated to Tender's mentor Sterling Styles, aka Equinox (Scientific Wax). Broken drum machine loops are brought to life by classic Tender flute and synth solos. Fans of his 2016 'On Flute' EP will be feeling this one! 'D Low' is the 22a squad pick on this cut! Deep house vibes, with a classic London soundsystem style hook, shaking bass lines and twisted synths. 'Broken Heart's Club' rounds things up and may sound familiar to 22a heads. Beefy broken drum machines take centre stage, making way for some more synth magic from Tender's vast array of hardware. First time on vinyl for a track that's been doing the rounds for a couple of years. This 12' EP follows up Tender's sell out "Think Twice EP" from September last year. Limited to 300 copies! 22a 12"
Tenderlonious Tender In Lahore In April 2019, 22a boss and multi-instrumentalist, Tenderlonious embarked on a trip to Pakistan to work with a Lahore based instrumental quartet, Jaubi. These 3 deeply spiritual, improvised raga's are the first recordings to come from a 3 day recording session in Lahore. Hand stamped 10" with an insert, limited to 350 copies. 22a 10"
Tenderlonious On Flute Long awaited repress of Tenderlonious’ groundbreaking ‘On Flute’ EP, originally released back in 2016. This stunning six track EP demonstrates how diverse Tenderlonious’s musicianship is as he embellishes each song with his signature flute sound. 22a 12" Out of Stock
Tenderlonious Think Twice 22a label founder, multi-instrumentalist and producer Tenderlonious continues to evolve away from his recent jazz projects and delve further into the world of house and electronic beats. This is his most club orientated release to date, yet he still manages to capture the essence of his live instrumentation. Detroit techno via Woking and South London! 22A 12" Out of Stock
Tenderlonious Hard Rain ’Hard Rain’ follows hot-on-the-heels from the acclaimed Ruby Rushton album ‘Ironside’, but whereas contemporary urban jazz was the focus there, Tender’s solo record marks a return to another of the multifaceted artist’s skills: dope house and beat music that oozes futuristic funk. This sparse but perfectly-populated masterpiece takes inspiration from J Dilla and echoes elements of vintage Blaze, Larry Heard and Carl Craig. Warm and soulful, but also spacious and clean, Tender extracts maximum flavour out of just a few ingredients. “Casey Jr.” kicks proceedings off with a neck-snapping bass heavy p-funk monster, like Slum Village or Platinum Pied Pipers by way of Surrey and onwards to south London. Real electro laced cosmic jazz funk keys and techno hi hats coalesce exquisitely on “Buffalo Gurl”, whilst the breathtakingly deep ‘Hard Rain’ sounds both current and classic. “Low Tide” is an ambient jazz interlude that clears the palate, before “Another State Of Consciousness” trips the light on a kaleidoscopic discoball of pure synth ecstasy. Bumpy and blunted, the break-fuelled flute ride of “Aesop Thought” and LA style abstractscience of “Workin’ Me Out” shine a new light on trip hop, before the album closes with the smouldering, emotive brooder “Almost Time”. 22A CD | LP Out of Stock
Tenderlonious The Shakedown feat. The 22archestra 'The Shakedown' is the debut album from Tenderlonious and features a new band - the dream team of top talent he named the 22archestra, who he leads seamlessly throughout. Listeners are exposed to the full breadth of Tender's technical and compositional skills, ranging from subtly meandering jazz, to hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and exhilarating free form jazz. 22A CD | LP Out of Stock
Tenderlonious & Dennis Ayler Brick City The 17th release from the 22a label, bringing together label owner Tenderlonious and producer Dennis Ayler. The pair enters into album territory with “Brick City” a ten track project takes the listener on a journey through Afro-House, Funk, Rare Groove, Boogie, and Broken Beat to name a few. The label has gone from strength to strength since dropping its first 12″ back in 2013. Judging from the first glimpse “Funky Booda” this one sounds like another big release for the label and one you need in your collection. 22A LP Out of Stock