Simon Jefferis – ‘Way Down Here’ (ft. Austin Paul Jr)

As Somewhere Soul regulars will know, if SJ so much as drops his pick, we know about it. However, there’s nothing trivial about his latest beat and collaboration with saxophonist Austin Paul Jr, ‘Way Down Here’.

Simon displays some serious multi-instrumental prowess, which is best observed in the YouTube upload of this track. SJ kicks groves on keys, bass, drums, percussion and, of course, his famed sunburst telecaster guitar flavours and frills are ever-present.

In the track description, Simon explains the collaboration with Austin, “I met Austin at my friend’s wedding in Florida last year, had to link up cause 2018 is the year of the sax.” If you needed any more convincing that this might be the case, just take one listen to Austin’s solo in the latter part of this track, you’ll be observing the new calendar in no time.

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