The Solution is Restless sees music icon Joan Wasser – better known as Joan as Police Woman – teaming up with late Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen and The Invisible’s Dave Okumu to create her most experimental work to date.
Leaning into her jazz side more than ever, Wasser’s voice takes on a languid quality as Allen’s dexterous percussion sets a glorious pace on 11-minute opener The Barbarian. Elsewhere, Wasser pays tribute to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden on Take Me to Your Leader and teams up with Damon Albarn on the expansive Get My Bearings. As Allen’s last musical project before his passing, the record serves as a testament to his genius whilst also shining a light on the power of collaboration in music.
The Solution is Restless by Joan as Police Woman, Tony Allen & Dave Okumu is out now via PIAS.
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