The sound of Delta Autumn appears somewhere between modern electronica colliding with 70’s jazz fusion with a nuance of post-rock. With glitched out sample manipulation alongside traditional jazz structures, nostalgic soul refrains peppered with grungy guitars and far reaching improvisations; the band tries to always innovate where it would be all too easy to emulate.
The four-piece each augment their setups with an array of pedals and processors, as well as having producer/engineer Luke Morrish-Thomas pulling more strings from the sound desk. Band founder Robbie Moore and new recruit Sam Wooster share both vocal and synth responsibilities alike, with the former interspersing the set with Fender Rhodes segues and cadenzas, and the latter interjecting with blistering trumpet lines.
Being steeped in the improvisatory tradition, the band always use technology to enhance their creative decisions, whether it is one of guitarist Thomas Fords brain scrambling granular guitar solos or drummer Ric Yarboroughs ‘J Dilla-esque’ sample pad grooves, they never resort to the predictable pre-recorded laptop background track that mars so much modern music. Having enjoyed playing the main stage at Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul and a sell-out performance as part of Glasgow Jazz festival in 2017 the band is hoping to start work on their debut full-length record due for release in 2019.