Emma-Jean Thackray is one the U.K.'s genuine musical enigmas. She wears many hats: trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, bandleader, producer, beat-maker, radio host, videographer, club DJ, and-Worldwide FM DJ. She also runs her own Movementt imprint under the Warp Records umbrella. Musically, she is the standard-bearer of a spiritually minded sound that readily channels the inspirations of 1970s jazz-fusion/jazz-funk and stitches it to broken beat and house in a particularly dancefloor-oriented take on modern jazz. Her creative philosophy is, "Everything I release is based around the mantra 'music to move the mind, move the body, move the soul.'" Her earliest recordings, including 2016's Walrus EP (named for her quintet) and 2018's Ley Lines, received enthusiastic notice from Gilles Peterson, Theo Parrish, and Jamie ...
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