Nubya Garcia: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.
September 16, 2020 | Suraya Mohamed -- Look to the left of Nubya Garcia's Tiny Desk (home) concert and you'll see a hanging plant swaying right above the keys. It never stops moving during the next 23 minutes, and it's for a bizarre reason. Garcia's (home) concert took place on a boat - a first in Tiny Desk history - because she was in between homes. Before the pandemic hit, the London-born jazz saxophonist and composer was booked for an extensive global tour that started in February 2020, and it was expected to continue through the end of the year. Because she was only going to be in London for a very short time, she gave up her flat, planning to stay with family and friends for short breaks. It seemed like a good idea until March, when COVID-19 shut down most of the world and the tour, too.
Garcia and her band are at Soup Studio, a recording facility built on a decommissioned floating lighthouse moored on the River Thames. It's also where Garcia recorded her excellent new album, SOURCE. This set features three songs from the record; the title track starts it off with a reggae, dub vibe. Garcia skillfully uses the entire range of her tenor saxophone, hitting convincing low and high notes with ease and resolve. Throughout the set, her tone is gorgeous, her musical intuition perfect. She projects rich and full melodic lines with refined solos that leave just enough space to take in the expressive sincerity of the music. There are no lyrics but her music conveys a message of staying grounded, being present in the moment and appreciating the comforts and feelings of what it means to be home.
"Boundless Beings"
Nubya Garcia: tenor saxophone: Joe Armon-Jones: keys; Daniel Casmir: double bass: Sam Jones: drums; Richie Seivwright: vocals; Cassie Kinoshi: vocals
Video by: Fabrice Bourgelle; Additional Cameras: Lou Jasmine, Israel Wilson; Audio by: David Holmes; Mixed by: Kwes at Soup Studio; Producer: Suraya Mohamed; Audio Mastering Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann


  1. NPR Music
    NPR Music
    26 dagen geleden

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  2. Zainne Lima
    Zainne Lima
    Dag geleden

    Que vídeo perfeito do carai

  3. Marianna Viana
    Marianna Viana
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    Nossa botei pra tocar assim por acaso só pra ser um som de fundo e acabei com um showzaçoooooo incrível!!!

  4. Julia Nader
    Julia Nader
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    huuuuuge fan of Nubya!!!

  5. Dlara oficial
    Dlara oficial
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    Porra que sonzeira.

  6. Paolo Tighe
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  7. Freddy Again
    Freddy Again
    2 dagen geleden

    NLlike positive side-effect algorythm brought me here. I knew her from Theon Cross and Son of Kemet. I am in love with this amazing production.

  8. S J
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  9. Q
    2 dagen geleden

    Every time I watch this I fall in love 🤍

  10. melodikas anonimos
    melodikas anonimos
    3 dagen geleden

    Harika performans 🎵💯 Çok güzel çalıyorsunuz. 👏👏👏

  11. Andrew Conniff
    Andrew Conniff
    4 dagen geleden

    ON A BOAT!!

  12. El Cruiser
    El Cruiser
    5 dagen geleden

    Thank🙏🏽 You Tiny Desk For This!

  13. Diana Di Gennaro
    Diana Di Gennaro
    6 dagen geleden

    Super Vibes!

  14. re:Animation rootS
    re:Animation rootS
    8 dagen geleden

    Love it!

  15. LaKitta Woods
    LaKitta Woods
    8 dagen geleden

    Nubya and her band are amazingly talented. Props!!

  16. whitey tresor
    whitey tresor
    8 dagen geleden

    If Sade played sax.......

  17. Hermán Dániel
    Hermán Dániel
    9 dagen geleden

    made my day

  18. Jez Jackson
    Jez Jackson
    9 dagen geleden

    Top quality sound recording. 👌

  19. Chloe Finley
    Chloe Finley
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    this is AMAZING

  20. Lex De la vega
    Lex De la vega
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  21. Hav va
    Hav va
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  22. moka314159
    12 dagen geleden

    I feel like I should be paying to watch that... been watching it over and over for too many times, it's beyond good, it's pure healing!

  23. CHiLL 6_6
    CHiLL 6_6
    12 dagen geleden

    That Bass line is keeping the time, really amazing.

  24. CIRO
    14 dagen geleden

    been waiting for this!

  25. Fausto Valle Jr
    Fausto Valle Jr
    15 dagen geleden

    Such a good vibe!

  26. Enanti O'Dromia
    Enanti O'Dromia
    15 dagen geleden

    She has a majestic demeanor to her when she is starting to play.

  27. Rui Marques Pinto
    Rui Marques Pinto
    18 dagen geleden

    Who is listening today This magnificent sax tenor.

  28. Juan David
    Juan David
    18 dagen geleden

    That final base line.

  29. Julianwinn
    19 dagen geleden

    Tight set, tight space. Great jazz.

  30. Sylvain
    19 dagen geleden

    I listened to literally 20sec and I knew that was gonna be amazing. AND THEY ARE RECORDING THIS ON A BOAT

  31. Hernan Alvarez
    Hernan Alvarez
    20 dagen geleden

    Chingon !

  32. Sam Tallo
    Sam Tallo
    21 dag geleden

    OMFG. Heavy, heavy, heavy. I want to go there.

  33. carmensaify
    21 dag geleden

    Whaaaaaaat?! AMAZING! 👌🏽

  34. CJ N
    CJ N
    22 dagen geleden

    the is FI-HIGHER

  35. BB SC
    BB SC
    23 dagen geleden

    Put this on and started to work out, then decided it's to good not to watch. WOW

    24 dagen geleden

    This was incredible, I didn’t want it to end

  37. Kellyn Wright
    Kellyn Wright
    24 dagen geleden

    Came for the plants, stayed for the good vibes

  38. wow whatamouthful
    wow whatamouthful
    26 dagen geleden

    Good Morning towel. win liao lor

  39. Mark K
    Mark K
    26 dagen geleden

    That drummer is amazing... wow

  40. juan
    26 dagen geleden

    un millón de pochoclos 5 estrellas

  41. legshakermaker1968
    27 dagen geleden

    Everyone is totally on it here, and I'm not talking about the boat! Stunning performances, coupled with immaculate sound engineering. What a joy.

  42. Anédio Izumi
    Anédio Izumi
    27 dagen geleden

    Que Maravilhoso!!! Que lindo!! Muitíssimo obrigado.. Que banda!!!

  43. Soy ruli
    Soy ruli
    28 dagen geleden

    11 minuts 4the same song its not good idea...

    1. Soy ruli
      Soy ruli
      26 dagen geleden

      @Ayshah JB of course i understand, but is tiny desk concert... all the artist play here play maybe 3 o 4 songs for the concept of this little mini concert, i only saying its bad idea use this type of long songs for a tiny desk.

    2. Ayshah JB
      Ayshah JB
      27 dagen geleden

      @Soy ruli Chameleon by Herbie Hancock is 15+ minutes, so is Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendricks. In fact there is a whole list of longest popular songs on Spotify. Don't limit yourself.

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  46. Follower of The Way Maker
    Follower of The Way Maker
    Maand geleden

    I've seen and heard a lot of Tiny Desk concerts, but none better than this one.

  47. Ashley Richards
    Ashley Richards
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    This is one of my all time favorite Tiny Desk Concerts ❤

  48. David de Vasconcelos
    David de Vasconcelos
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    when se speaks at the end is kind of waking up in a meditation session..

  49. Stefunky Punky
    Stefunky Punky
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    What a machine of a drummer, seriously! I love his style. If I will reach half of his level one day, I will be proud!

  50. Nicolás Gabriel Perlini
    Nicolás Gabriel Perlini
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    The drummer is on another level, love the moustache, beautifull music, new fan here

  51. nolwenn leroux
    nolwenn leroux
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    La classe

  52. Buddy Barber
    Buddy Barber
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    OMFG ... blown.

  53. Ydna yenoom
    Ydna yenoom
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    Did anyone else think for a second 'is that 50 cent on the double bass?'

    1. Ydna yenoom
      Ydna yenoom
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      Guess im cancelled now

    2. Daithi C
      Daithi C
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      Toxic 🤦

  54. luc07ry
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    Some one really likes house plants! I dig it.

  55. Zerita Johnson
    Zerita Johnson
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  56. Randy Erickson
    Randy Erickson
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    OMG! this is hot. Yes, please.

  57. Thales Rodrigues
    Thales Rodrigues
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    Bom demais

  58. Jose Castaneda-Romero
    Jose Castaneda-Romero
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    I was fearing that fern would fall over the kb player anytime.

  59. Growing with the Seqqoÿas
    Growing with the Seqqoÿas
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    This is my FAVORITE tiny desk to date

  60. Man.
    Maand geleden

    i need this version of Source on spotify. PLEASE SOMEONE

  61. майя якуц
    майя якуц
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  62. Chambula Testimony Tuesday/ Praise reports
    Chambula Testimony Tuesday/ Praise reports
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  63. Fortune Makgakga
    Fortune Makgakga
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    Love it!!!!!

  64. Fortune Makgakga
    Fortune Makgakga
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  65. Xiomara Tha Goddess
    Xiomara Tha Goddess
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  66. 12musicable12
    Maand geleden

    Wow 😍

  67. Jose Maldonado
    Jose Maldonado
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  68. T
    Maand geleden

    thanks for putting me on to more female jazz artist i love to see this.

  69. Divera Recipes
    Divera Recipes
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    goosebumps! Love every single one of the instruments!! And the voices.... so relaxing... well done!

  70. Jasmine Stewart
    Jasmine Stewart
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    Absolutely amazing, standing ovation from me. Encore Encore, bravo bravo. Thank you x

  71. Answer Question
    Answer Question
    Maand geleden

    Spirit of freedom, can you smell it through a monitor?!

  72. Lisa Draper
    Lisa Draper
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    My soul is revived ❤️

  73. Dexter Daniels
    Dexter Daniels
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    Incredible music and beautiful vibe

  74. Jj Lopez
    Jj Lopez
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    Be sure and check out Nubya Garcia featured on Blue Note Records latest offering, Blue Note Reimagined!!

  75. Omphile Matsomela
    Omphile Matsomela
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  76. Nhlanhla Zwane
    Nhlanhla Zwane
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    Double Bass + Drums...Fire! Beautiful Performance

  77. The Pea Melonz
    The Pea Melonz
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  78. jmwaush530
    Maand geleden

    Even the swinging plant is grooving 💃💃💃

  79. David Baron Stevens
    David Baron Stevens
    Maand geleden

    I hear a lot of Wayne Shorter in her playing. That's uncommon and I ♥ it I hear some Sun Ra too Well done, Miss Garcia The future looks bright for our art form 🤜

  80. David Baron Stevens
    David Baron Stevens
    Maand geleden

    Woah this is not at all what I expected when then song started. Beautiful, up down inside and out. New fan here

  81. Elenie Verou
    Elenie Verou
    Maand geleden

    And the jazz is sensational!!!

  82. Luis Manuel Cardoso
    Luis Manuel Cardoso
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    Magnificent performance, great recording. What an experience!

  83. marco vinicio iacobelli
    marco vinicio iacobelli
    Maand geleden

    Bellissimo, meravigliosa musica!

  84. Ahmed Adam Hamidi
    Ahmed Adam Hamidi
    Maand geleden

    Whattttt a drummer !!!!!🎆🥇

  85. Diego Lohe
    Diego Lohe
    Maand geleden

    Nubya García & Kamasi Washington...when!!!!?????????

  86. Gopi Sotto Mayor
    Gopi Sotto Mayor
    Maand geleden

    why am I crying? Amazing.

  87. Gopi Sotto Mayor
    Gopi Sotto Mayor
    Maand geleden

    Best comment section on youtube 💙

  88. Dave Watson
    Dave Watson
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    British jazz at its best and hats off to the sound engineer for an incredible organic sound. Highly impressive!!

  89. B B
    B B
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    Absolutely stunning ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤

  90. Rodney Harper
    Rodney Harper
    Maand geleden

    Great job

  91. the King
    the King
    Maand geleden

    what a beautiful Goddess

  92. Dave Purdy
    Dave Purdy
    Maand geleden

    that was amazing.

  93. Kevin Lenn
    Kevin Lenn
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    Hugh snaps..jivin love the scene.i dig

  94. Regina Williams
    Regina Williams
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    Whoa, beyond ethereal.

  95. Anthony Fox
    Anthony Fox
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    Wowwwww this is it

  96. Keithe Haley
    Keithe Haley
    Maand geleden

    Never heard of nubya garcia before but my attention siezed immediately. By the way are those flowers real?

  97. Ricky Oneill
    Ricky Oneill
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    Yep..the plants hooked me

  98. L Sun
    L Sun
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    You are phenomenal!!!! Thank you so much for your music and golden vibes 🙏💥🏳️‍🌈✊☝️🙌🙇🏻‍♀️💕

  99. Michael Kiptoo Mwaniki
    Michael Kiptoo Mwaniki
    Maand geleden

    Who else is at work right now? 😂😂😂

  100. Michael Kiptoo Mwaniki
    Michael Kiptoo Mwaniki
    Maand geleden

    hoooooly moly. SOOOO GOOD!