Nostalgia 77 Sessions Featuring Keith & Julie Tippett is truly astounding!.
The project sees prodigious producer Nostalgia 77 and close contemporary Riaan Vosloo (Nostalgia 77 Octet, Twelves Trio) collaborating with legendary British exponents of avant-garde contemporary music, Keith and Julie Tippett.
The result of this intriguing and fruitful marriage of youth and experience is an arrestingly beautiful album of fresh, original material that spans blues, jazz and soul and is threaded through with experimental flourishes that defy categorisation.
Benedic Lamdin (Nostalgia 77) is making a name for himself as one of the most talented producers of modern jazz music around, both as a solo artist and with his Nostalgia 77 Octet. Having won Jazz Album of the Year and the John Peel Play More Jazz Award at the BBC Worldwide Awards, he counts Gilles Peterson and Laurent Garnier among his most ardent fans. Earlier this year, he produced the debut solo album of rising chanteuse and Tru Thoughts label-mate Lizzy Parks.
Lamdin s introduction to Keith and Julie Tippett s music was a dusty copy of their 1971 Septober Energy LP (written for the 50-strong band Centipede), and the sheer wealth and freedom of creative endeavour enjoyed by that pioneering group of musicians resonated strongly with him.
The Tippetts oeuvre spans more than four decades at the forefront of musical creativity: Julie (formerly Julie Driscoll) was the voice of Brian Auger s rnb group in the 60s, also releasing a host of solo hits that walked the line between soul and rnb, while Keith was the pianist at Ronnie Scott s and led his own acclaimed free jazz groups. Their work together includes such ensembles as Mujician and Centipede, and has seen them release records on Polygram and RCA among other world renowned labels. As one of the foremost European vocalists in the field of contemporary jazz and improvised music, Julie is widely regarded for her use of the voice as an instrument, unlocking a versatility and range that is quite unique.
released April 6, 2009
Artwork [Direction, Design By] – Steve Sawyer
Coordinator [Additional Project Co-ordination] – Ron Dukelow
Double Bass, Producer – Riaan Vosloo
Drums – Adam Sorensen
Engineer [Assistant] – Andrew Thomas (8)
Engineer, Mixed By – Benedic Lamdin
Guitar – Gary Boyle
Photography By [Cover] – Steph Lok
Photography By [Additional] – Hannah Ray (2)
Piano, Piano [With Wood Blocks & Stones] – Keith Tippett
Producer – Benedic Lamdin
Producer, Engineer – Martin Levan
Sleeve Notes – Benedic Lamdin
Tenor Saxophone – Mark Hanslip
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Fulvio Sigurta
Vocals, Singing Bowls – Julie Tippett*
Written-By – J. Tippett* (tracks: 5, 6, 8, 12), K. Tippett, J. Tippett* (tracks: 2, 4, 7), K. Tippett* (tracks: 3, 13), R. Vosloo* (tracks: 1, 8, 10)
Recorded at Red Kite Studios, Wales
Mixed at The Villas, Studio B, Brighton, England, 2008.
All tracks published by Full Thought Publishing & Keith and Julie Tippett, except track 9 published by Enja European New Jazz Musik GmbH.
Made in England. (C) Tru Thoughts (P) Tru Thoughts 2009.