GRAHAM ENJOYS COURTNEY LOVE!

That's jazz king Courtney Pine and soon-to-be collaborator Graham Coxon of Blur...

Blur‘s GRAHAM COXON is set to add to his growing list of collaborators by working with jazz saxophonist Courtney Pine, nme.com can reveal.

Coxon, who most recently remixed the Idlewild track ‘Rusty’, a B-side on the Scots’ new single ‘Roseability’, will begin work with the jazz man within a fortnight.

Pine revealed the news to nme.com last week (September 20) at the launch party of his new album ‘Back In The Day’ in London‘s Reggie Reggie’s Soul Cafe. He explained how the coming together had been effortless.

“I’m doing a South Bank show at the minute,” he said, “and I just asked Graham Coxon to come and flex with us, and he said yes.

“It’ll happen over the next two weeks. I don’t even know what we’re going to play – but I just know I want that sound in what we’re doing.”

Pine added that further odd get-togethers were in the offing for him. “I want Talvin (Singh), I want Linton Kwesi Johnson, I want Photek as well. I want that sound, and me blowing some sax and some bass clarinet in that sound.”

Pine will release ‘Lady Day (& John Coltrane)’, a cover of the Gil Scott Heron track, featuring Lynden David Hall on vocals, on October 23.