After playing together in England for years Dan moved back to South Africa but that hasn’t stopped them working together. They’ve been mailing MP3s of ideas backward and forwards. As well as posting off CDs and DVDs full of material.
They had the idea to do a new project and to make it with completely new ideas and original material. They wrote and improvised, recorded and mixed a massive amount of material in a short space of time
Mark then brought in the Alaskan based Norwegian trumpet player Yngvil Vatn Guttu and the Berkeley trained James Tartaglia on tenor as well as the studied jazz guitar of Dave Warren. Further guitar was provided by Acid jazz DJ Silas and Flute by the Irish classical flute player Teresa Walsh
They wanted to use vocals, but in a different way, no scat, no moon in June. They found some Native American voices and South African voices courtesy of the Vuleka organisation. Yngvil did a vocal for the track mello.
All of the tunes on the CD are evocative and try to be creative and contemporary as well as using Jazz as a major influence.
Edited by bmxgamer on 23 Oct 2006, 18:09
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