Nicolas Jaar - "Ishmael"

Nicolas Jaar

Young, New York-based electronic artiste Nicolas Jaar, whose Space Is Only Noise effort received strong reviews (particularly here), recently stopped by BBC Radio's Maida Vale studios to perform a live session.

The producer performed a previously unrehearsed cover of South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim's “Ishmael,” accompanied by pianist/organist Dave Harrington, Will Epstein on saxophone, and Ian Sims on percussion.

Jaar implements a wad of electronically based sounds, including a prominent bass and various samples, whilst allowing the song to maintain a very live feel due to the instrumentalists. Check it out.