This is a recording of the ten minute piece kindly commissioned by Alan F Jones for the Organ for the Senses festival held annually at the Spreckels Pavilion in San Diego using their open air organ. The music was performed by Justin Murphy-Mancini and recorded by Alan Jones. This audio is from a rehearsal performance a few days before the public premiere on 27 May 2017.
The trio with Steve Noble (drums) and Seymour Wright (alto saxophone) will be doing a short residency in Stockholm in mid-january including this concert as part of FRIM’s series at Fylkingen. We’ll then head to Norway for concerts in Oslo and Trondheim before coming back to Stockholm for two day’s recording at Atlantis Studion.
Massive thanks to the Australia Council for the Arts for making this work possible.
18 January 2018 — Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE
21 January 2018 — Kafe Haerverk, Oslo, NO
22 January 2018 — Dokkhuset, Trondheim, NO
16 March 2018 — Alice, Copenhagen, DK
17 March 2018 — Sowieso, Berlin, DE
22 March 2018 — Cafe OTO, London, UK
26 April 2018 — Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, NO
John Chantler — synthesizer
Steve Noble — drums
SeymourWright — alto saxophone
This recording shares music from the first time public concert of a new trio formed by John Chantler — best known for his solo synthesizer recordings and work with pipe organs — and two of the most instantly recognisable voices in the scene loosely associated with London’s Cafe OTO — drummer Steve Noble and saxophonist SeymourWright.
Recorded 7 May 2017 at Cafe OTO by Shaun Crook. Mix/edit by John Chantler. Mastered by Stephan Mathieu.
CD comes in Old-Style,Tip-on Jacket.
Cat # 1703—2 / 1703 Skivbolaget.
Release date: 30 October 2017 pre-order now
My new LP ‘Which Way To Leave?’ will be out in August via ROOM40 and is also available from me directly at upcoming concerts (and via bandcamp once I’m back in Sweden in August).
Cello: Okkyung Lee
Electric Bass: Carina Thorén
Mastering: Lawrence English
Design: Traianos Pakioufakis
Launch concert takes place in Stockholm on 22 September with Byron Westbrook and Ellen Arkbro. Info here.