Switch Currency:

Twitter Facebook Soundcloud YouTube

Tru Thoughts Official Webshop

My Bag

→ You have 0 item(s), £0.00

Title / Format Qty Price
  • Artists

  •  
  • Labels
  • Mailing List
  • Name
  • Email

Payment By RBS

Payment By Paypal

 

Login

Email

Password

Forgot Password?

Email Address

They Shall Inherit
~ Menagerie

  • Label: Tru Thoughts
  • Cat Number: TRUCD263

* + free album MP3 download.

Tracklist

Arrow Icon They Shall InheritBuy MP3 £1.00L 1
Arrow Icon The ChosenBuy MP3 £1.00L 1
Arrow Icon JamahliaBuy MP3 £1.00L 1
Arrow Icon Leroy And The LionBuy MP3 £1.00L 1
Arrow Icon The QuieteningBuy MP3 £1.00L 1
Arrow Icon There Will Come Soft RainsBuy MP3 £1.00L 1

Description

Vinyl includes CD Album + 7" Single!

Menagerie is the new spiritual jazz project from the prolific Australian producer/songwriter Lance Ferguson, best known for his eclectic and highly acclaimed work under the Lanu and The Bamboos monikers. ‘They Shall Inherit’ is out 10th December on Tru Thoughts; featuring a guest appearance from the legendary US jazz/funk vibraphonist Roy Ayers, the album has had early support from the authority on all things leftfield, Gilles Peterson (BBC 6Music).

The first public taste of this new music was “Leroy And The Lion”, featuring Roy Ayers, which has had 40,000+ streams since being premiered by Wax Poetics; the lead single - a free download of “The Chosen” – is now available now on the Tru Thoughts website.

For full immersion into the wonderful world of Menagerie, let’s hand over to the album’s liner notes, care of Ennio Styles (3RRR FM)

The time is now for Lance Ferguson to use his experience and judgement to pass the information and extend the knowledge. And this time, we shall inherit. But not just us, for here comes the family. Lance’s reflections on fatherhood have shaped this album and his children’s names figure in the track titles. Songs from their father.

So who is this menagerie that Lance has assembled here, these angels and demons at play? Well first, this was not conceived of as a ‘Bamboos side-project’. Musically and sonically, philosophically, and in personnel, this is the articulation of other sounds. Jazz, yes, but it is also not ‘The Lance Ferguson Octet’ or some other vehicle for soloists to show off their individual chops. Where these pathways meet, the whole is indeed more than the sum of the parts. Lance sets the example of selflessness, soloing just once and sitting out completely on all but two tunes. Other than Fallon Williams’ performance on The Quietening, most of the vocals are part of the ensemble rather than out front.

However special mention must be made of Phillip Noy and Mark Fitzgibbon, two of the musicians featured heavily on ‘They Shall Inherit’. Phil is one of Melbourne’s top saxophone technicians and for this album reconfigured his horns to match Coltrane’s settings. Just don’t expect to be able to play anything like Phil if he repairs your sax. Mark Fitzgibbon’s background includes time soaking up London’s jazz dance scene in the late 80s, playing keys at the legendary Dingwalls sessions hosted by Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge.

This View Street jazz experience was recorded with the assistance of Lance’s long-time engineer, John Castle. In recording and mixing the album, they have inherited the sound of some of the classic music of Harry Whitaker, Gary Bartz, McCoy Tyner, Weldon Irvine and the labels Tribe, Strata East and Black Jazz. Not forgetting special guest Roy Ayers, who should be credited for his vibes and vibrations. But this project is not simply a 1975 time capsule, with songs like The Chosen sounding like a live jazz take on some of the club music experiments of the 21st century producers inspired by Ayers, Mizell and the like. Back to the future. 

Stay In Touch

If you would like to be notified of new releases from Menagerie, insert your email:

Exclusives

  • Make A Change SIGNED Image
  • One Offs...Remixes & B Sides SIGNED Image
  • Through These Eyes / Life In The Rain [TP] Image
  • In East London Image
  • Special EP - [SIGNED by Zed Bias/Maddslinky, Omar & Scruff] Image
  • MDO Image
  • Sonic Switch Image
  • London Posse Bundle Image
  • They Shall Inherit Image
  • Crash & Burn / Aliens Enter Image
  • Chapters Image
  • Doo Wop (That Thing) Image
  • Death Of The Revolution (Vinyl) Image
  • Magnetica (Limited Bundle) Image
  • Cant Kill A Dame With Soul Image
  • The 5th Exotic Image
  • Duvido feat Pongo Love Image
  • A Journey Too Far (Limited Bundle) Image
  • Look Around The Corner Image
  • Sweet Calling Image
  • Cant Kill A Dame With Soul Image
  • Tombstone (CD) Image
  • Hip Hop En Cumbia Image
  • Rollerchain [DLP] Image
  • The Rhythmagic Orchestra [Hand Numbered & Signed] Image
  • Ham Hocks & Beans Image
  • Shapes:Circles (CD) Image
  • Id Cry/Here Again Image
  • I\\\
  • Beats, Treats And All Things Unique Image
  • To Dust CD Japanese Pressing Image
  • Rollerchain [CD] Image
  • Sol Clap/Time Is The Enemy  Image
  • Rock With The Hot 8 Image
  • The 5th Exotic Image
  • A Journey Too Far (CD) Image
  • In East London Image
  • Dog With A Rope SIGNED Image
  • Sing (If You Want It) Image
  • Mofongo Para El Alma Image
  • Archipelago Image
  • Make Your Peace SIGNED  Image
  • They Shall Inherit Image
  • Animal Magic SIGNED Image
  • Shapes 10:01 - Signed by Rob Luis Image
  • 20 Questions (Vinyl) Image
  • Sonic Switch Image
  • The Best Of Quantic (PRE-ORDER) Image
  • Shapes 10:02 - Signed by Rob Luis Image
  • Ain\
  • Success ft Harleighblu / Live Up Image
  • Mishaps Happening Image
  • Generation (CD) Image
  • Look Around The Corner [Bundle] Image
  • Tombstone CD Japanese Pressing Image
  • Everyday Grind EP Image
  • Examples Of Twelves Trilogy Image
  • Sneaker Culture Image
  • Archipelago Remixes Part 2 Image
  • SXSW Compilation Image
  • The Sleepwalking Society Image
  • 20 Questions (CD) Image
  • Bonobo - Animal Magic & One Offs...Remixes & B Sides Bundle (Vinyl) Image
  • Forget Me Not (CD) Image
  • Off The Beaten Track Image
  • Tru Thoughts Funk Image
  • Badness ft. Skream/Trouble In The Streets ft. Mark Pritchard Image
  • Beats, Treats And All Things Unique Image
  • Best Of (CD) Image
  • Signed Poster By The Band + CD Image
  • Night Walks Image
  • Muevelo Negro / Nanguita (Striped Vinyl) Image
  • Neon Hurts My Eyes Image
  • Aint Nobody (Vinyl) Image
  • Gangster Chronicles: The Definitive Collection Image
  • Magnetica Image
  • The Best Of Quantic 2xLP Image
  • Stampede Remix EP Image
  • Pax Volumi (CD) Image
  • Clockwatching -  SIGNED BY THE BAND Image
  • Mi Swing Es Tropical ft. Tempo & The Candela Allstars Image
  • Night Walks SIGNED Image
  • Pax Volumi (Vinyl) Image
  • Her 12 Faces Image
  • Flight E.P [2x10inch] Image
  • London Posse Bundle Image
  • Gangster Chronicles: Unreleased EP Image
  • The Liberty E.P - SIGNED Image
  • A Journey Too Far (Vinyl) Image
  • The Shapes Collection Image
  • Ghost Town / Steamin Blues (Japanese Special Edition) Image
  • When Shapes Join Together 2 Image
  • I\
  • Magnetica Image
  • I\\\
  • Black Gold Image
  • The 5th Exotic Image
  • Sleepin Giantz Image
  • Biasonic Hotsauce - Birth Of The Nanocloud Image
  • Dr Who ft Tenor Fly Image
  • Aint Nobody (CD) Image
  • Shapes:Circles (Vinyl) Image
  • Animal Magic Image
  • April Song (Hand Numbered Overstock) Image
  • Square Records 4: Nirobi Edits Image
  • Take The Space Trane Image
  • Simmerdown SIGNED Image
  • MICroscope Image
  • A Journey Too Far (Limited Bundle) Image
  • Birth Of The Nanopack [Bundle] Image
  • Archipelago Remixes Image
  • Square Records 5: Nirobi Edits Image
  • Black Gold Image
  • Quantic & His Combo Pack Image
  • Everything Under The Sun Image
  • Look Around The Corner (CD)  Image
  • Signed Print + CD Image
  • Cookie Dough Image
  • Muevelo Negro / Nanguita (Vinyl) Image
  • The Best Of Quantic Image
  • Make A Change Image
  • 270 Stories Image
  • Muevelo Negro / Nanguita (Red Vinyl) Image
  • Make Your Peace Image
  • Shapes:Circles (CD) Image
  • Shapes 10:02 Image
  • One Offs...Remixes & B Sides (Vinyl) Image
  • Apricot Morning Image
  • Sunbeam Insulin Image
  • The Sleepwalking Society Image
  • Look Around The Corner (LP)  Image
  • Rollerchain [Limited Bundle] Image
  • News & Tweets