During a tour stop at London jazz club Ronnie Scott’s in March, Bonobo and songstress Andreya Triana opted to tackle a track somewhat outside of both of their respective catalogs. Well, I write somewhat because Triana provided the vocals for and co-wrote Flying Lotus’ “Tea Leaf Dancers,” which appeared on his Reset EP. But for this version, she and Bonobo’s live band turn the track into a more straightforward, mellow jazz tune. It doesn’t best the original, but it doesn’t appear that they were going for that anyway. For reference, FlyLo’s version, which is one of his best tracks, is below.
Bonobo’s Black Sands, which features Andreya Triana, is out now.