It's been a while since I headed into town to buy an album on the day of release. But Yellow from Emma-Jean Thackray is a record which warrants more than just adding it to your Spotify list alongside rakes of other records which you may never play again or even play at all.

The Japanese probably have a word like tsundoku for that endless rack of saved and unplayed albums you scroll through daily in search of something new. Tsongdoku maybe?

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Yellow, though, won’t suffer that fate of the endless scroll. Its shape and scope reminds me of the first time I ever heard Kamasi Washington and realised there was a new game in town. It sends me back to hearing NuYorican Soul reaching for the stars. It recalls a night a few years back at SXSW in Austin TX when a bunch of UK jazzers, like this Yorkshirewoman, tore the room apart as they put down a new high line.

It shows how the jams and grooves and riffs of the kind Thackray has here in abundance can soar higher than any amount of aul’ rich lads on a space joyride. This is the real intergalactic space ride.

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It also reminds me that it’s ages since I was at a gig where you’re totally agog as to where the musicians onstage are about to take things. Most of you know what this feels like. We’ve lost dancing, as the song goes, but we’ve also lost that incredibly spiritual connection of being in a full room on one of those special nights when an artist is at their most potent.

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"Everything I release is based around the mantra ‘music to move the mind, move the body, move the soul’,", said Thackray a while back in an interview. You listen to this thriller, this killer set of on-point tracks, all on-the-lash and up-for-it, and you know that the good times will be back.