The Austin 100: Ezra Collective For fans of Kamasi Washington, Tortoise and Sun Ra.
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The Austin 100: Ezra Collective

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Ezra Collective.
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Hometown: London, England

Genre: Jazz

Why We're Excited: Ezra Collective keeps one foot planted in traditional jazz but lets the other wander far and wide, bringing back rhythmic traces of hip-hop and Afrobeat. On the new Juan Pablo: The Philosopher EP, Ezra Collective sounds alternately taut and spacey in tunes that don't stay in one place long, let alone recede into the background.

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