From Heritage (Ropeadope) to be released next month... Mark de Clive-Lowe has Josh Johnson (alto sax, flute), Teodross Avery (tenor sax), Brandon Eugene Owens (bass), Carlos Niño (extra percussion), and Brandon Combs (drums) on board as he delves into his Japanese ancestry. The expansive, mesmerising, ‘Memories of Nanzenji’ was inspired by a visit to the Nanzenji temple and gardens in Kyoto. The album draws on recordings made over three nights at an LA jazz club called Blue Whale.