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Miles Mosley's 'Uprising' confirms the promise of Abraham / LondonJazzNews

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Miles Mosley's song Abraham was a highlight of last year's Love Supreme Festival, an effective change of mood within an already magnificent set by Kamasi Washington, with whom Mosley plays bass. With a catchy piano hook, forthright lyric (‘mediocrity is everywhere') and spine-tingling organ, Abraham hinted at another huge talent working within in the collective known as the West Coast Get Down (WCGD). 

Uprising
 confirms the promise of Abraham – it's an album of soulful songs in the tradition of Motown, Stax and Atlantic, labels whose best black artists dominated pop music in the 1960s and early 70s. Mosley has considerable chops as a composer / arranger, but he doesn't overplay that hand – this is a beautifully paced, well produced album whose instrumental elements are always in the service of his songs.  READ THE FULL London Jazz News REVIEW