Free Nelson Mandoomjazz are a three-piece band formed in Edinburgh playing an experimental blend of doom metal and free jazz.
Influenced principally by artists such as Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Sun Ra, Sonny Rollins, Albert Ayler and Wayne Shorter, they term their music doom jazz.
The band formed when all three members met through playing for the same blues band. Paul Archibald (drums) and Colin Stewart (bass) started discussing musical influences, and the concept of Free Nelson Mandoomjazz was born.
With the addition of Rebecca Sneddon (alto saxophone) the band recorded two EPs independently (‘The Shape of Doomjazz To Come‘ and ‘Saxophone Giganticus’) before signing to RareNoise.
Their first RareNoise release, The Shape Of Doomjazz To Come/Saxophone Giganticus in 2014 was followed by Awakening Of A City in 2015.
Their third RareNoise release, The Organ Grinder, followed in 2016. They toured Europe an China in the following years.