MIMS gets the scoop on an exciting new jazz song with a hip hop pace, from Raffy Bushman. Taken from his forthcoming EP on Bridge the Gap, “Look Up” is released on all digital platforms on July 31st.
London-based pianist and composer, Raffy has gained praise and recognition as musical director of Unit 31, a music and visual arts collective which quickly became an essential destination for the London creative community. He also founded The NuShape Orchestra, for which he wrote a National Theatre commission, later performed at Sundance Film Festival and the Tate Modern.
Having honed his craft along like-minded musicians over the years, Raffy is now ready to deliver his first EP, the honest and personal story of his lifelong musical journey through Hip Hop, Jazz, Classical, and Gospel, all major voices contributing to his own individual sound. The compositions are beat-heavy, yet they exude the love for adventurous harmonies and delicate textures. The trio, comprised of bassist Tom Driessler and drummer Sam Michnik, blends the roots of jazz with a sultry Hip-Hop ethos.
“”Look Up” is a piece which reminds me to accept life as something which can often be difficult, stressful and painful. All of these things are part of the journey. Don’t be afraid. Look up, be brave and keep moving forward”Pre-Save