‘On Black Water/Brown Earth, his second of three albums in 2022, Heff called in the help of his Dutch friends Mees and Elsa in King Champion Sounds again, and wrote the album in a long distance session. The album feels like an excursion in nature, featuring bird song, flowing water, pots and pans percussion, and a genuine feel of wandering about and experiencing the outside world with eyes and ears wide open. It is a band effort too, with organic sounding drums, the characteristic saxophone, and droning synths. Out of the two albums on display here it is probably the most likely to return on a live stage somewhere as a vibrant jam session.’
Weirdo Shrine Blog- 2022
File under ‘A’ for Amazing. Categorisation isn’t always helpful nor easy, but to help readers get a handle on this album, maybe think; ‘Nu-Jazz’. I’d also put this album on the same shelf as Bristol’s Ishmael Ensemble (also reviewed in this issue). This album deserves international recognition, and I’m already getting annoyed that it’s not gonna get it. So come on readers…prove me wrong…buy the album…spread the word…share the love.