Excited to be in the middle of our UK tour and promoting our debut album 'The Day I Had Evertyhing' out on the Edition label. See our dates here and hope to see you at one of these. We have had some lovely reviews. Here is little taster of some of them:
THE GUARDIAN (UK)
The pleasure of this trio in their close relationship is infectiously evident all over the set.
THE ARTS DESK (UK)
All-star trio delivers meticulously crafted performances of new material...a cliché-free collection and a work of trenchant individuality...The outstanding recorded sound serves to complement the meticulously crafted performances.
THE FINANCIAL TIMES (UK)
The London-based equal partners trio Malija deliver lyrical chamber jazz with a strong pulse and fine-tuned sense of mood.
Malija delivers the expected deliciously abstruse riches a-plenty, peppered with humour, melodic wit, irregular groove and a vivid descriptive quality.
THE YORK POST (UK)
The Day I Had Everything is another jewel in the increasingly valuable crown of Edition Records.
THE IRISH TIMES (IRE)
Folky, melodically strong chamber music...folky, melodically strong chamber music, with flavours ranging from bluegrass to tango to contemporary classical, that veers from the carefully written to the liberally improvised.
SALT PEANUTS (NO)
All the way there is a dense and fine cooperation between the three, with no one trying to dominate, but where everything is based on the collective. We meet three musicians who have mastered this music almost to perfection...and so we have a beautiful and nice platter featuring three great musicians who have a common idea which they pursue throughout.
WRITTEN IN MUSIC (NL)
Malija is a stunning trio that with their experience and musicality has managed to build up an album of high quality with The Day I Had Everything.
HIS VOICE (CZ)
...a truly remarkable album....Malija burst onto the London jazz scene in 2009 as a hurricane, and this latest album refers to the state of utter excitement when the baby wakes up in the morning and is unable to decide what to do first - everything looks so new, unknown and exciting! Likewise, when listening to the music of these three musicians, the listener does not know who to listen to first, the expressively colourful saxophone or the piano or the congenial bass.