Hamish Balfour

Running Colours (Limited Edition) (SORLP5)

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Running Colours (Limited Edition)

Hamish Balfour

Shapes of Rhythm


LPS 171349




LP 20,64 €

Pianist, drummer, composer and producer Hamish Balfour presents jazz funk, soul and electronic music, bridging the gap from classic Blue Note to Warp via Sonar Kollektiv on Running Colours, his electrifying debut album for London's Shapes of Rhythm Records.

Praised for his solo flourishes and sidestepping harmonies, he has performed and recorded alongside American jazz drumming legend Harvey Mason, Tenderlonious, The Temptations, Odyssey, Faze Action, Yolanda Charles' Project PH, Bassically, Nim Quartet and Yam Who. Over the course of eleven tracks, Balfour folds in and explores his influences, with a wide yet highly cohesive and strong palette of sounds, whilst interacting with guest vocalists such as spoken word artist Lyric L (Seiji,Nathan Haines), London Elektricity and Hospital Records' vocalist Elsa Esmeralda, singer-songwriter Belle Humble (Freestylers, Paloma Faith) and Andre Espeut (Afriquoi,Simbad,Faze Action).


  • Hamish Balfour - (keyboards, percussion, drums)
  • Pete Martin - (bass)
  • Laurie Lowe - (drums)
  • Rob Updegraff - (guitar)
  • James Copues (trumpet, flugelhorn)
  • James Larter - (percussion)


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Alphonse
  • A2. Running Colours (featuring Elsa Esmeralda)
  • A3. South of the Sun
  • A4. Yes Or No (featuring Lyric L)
  • A5. Shells
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Wish I Knew You (featuring Andre Espeut)
  • B2. Reflector 28
  • B3. Mongol
  • B4. Screen Time
  • B5. Wealth (featuring Belle Humble)
  • B6. Amber