• CD43 Metamorphic - The Rock Between
    Metamorphic - The Rock Between
    Album Title: The Rock Between
    Artist: Metamorphic
    Catalogue no: F-IRECD43
    Date of Release: 04/04/2011
    Price: 9.99 GBP


    The composer and arranger of the music on The Rock Between, pianist Laura Cole, draws heavily on her experience of RSI as a musician, and the subsequent depression that she battled with as a result. Now fully recovered, The Rock Between is an attempt to chart this journey through music and words. The album is a collection of largely song-based emotional journeys, juxtaposing original material and arrangements of well-known pieces, and comprises of tightly composed writing offset by improvised passages. The background to this music also draws from an interest in textures, music in dreams and the translation of transformative emotional experiences through composition and performance.

    Chris Williams: alto sax
    John Martin: tenor/soprano sax
    Kerry Andrew: Vocals/Loops
    Tom Greenhalgh: Drums
    Paul Sandy: Double Bass
    Laura Cole: Piano/Composer/ Arranger
    Guest: Shabaka Hutchings, bass clarinet

    REVIEWS

    05/11, Dan Spicer - Jazzwise
    an attempt to transmute [these] dark materials into a nugget of artistic gold [...] lushly scored [...]'

    04/11, Ian Mann - thejazzmann.com
    'A fascinating record that shows considerable promise'

    05/11/11 Bruce Lindsay - All About Jazz
    ‘The music and performances on The Rock Between have rare strength and beauty.’

    04/11, Max Reinhardt - BBC Radio3's Late Junction 'As I mentioned yesterday, the F-ire label seems to have an unstoppable ability to unleash intriguing new jazz. Here's another case in point.. Metamorphic with a track from their new album, The Rock Between'

    03/12, Peter Gamble- Jazz Journal
    ‘This [album] is typical of the British jazz to be found on the F-ire label [...] The group members [...] display a high degree of musicianship, particularly alto man [Chris] Williams who displays an edginess that grabs the attention’

    TRACK-LIST

    No

     

    Title

    Duration

    1

     

    Light Up Yourself

    03:26

    2

     

    Two Solitudes

    06:57

    3

     

    Bylullaby

    02:33

    4

     

    The Rock Between

    10:19

    5

     

    Ruby My Dear

    03:44

    6

     

    Kind Folk Tell Me A Bedtime Story

    08:30

    7

     

    The Cloak

    06:55
    8   Hyperballad 07:41
    9   Out Inside 06:51
    10   Two Feet Fall/ Nardis/ Sunshower- 10:36

    TECHNICAL INFO

    C&P Laura Cole and Craig Robertson 2011
    All compositions and lyrics by Laura Cole, except Ruby My Dear (Thelonius Monk); Kind Folk Tell Me A Bedtime Story (Kenny Wheeler, Herbie Hancock); Hyperballad (Bjork); Nardis/Sunshower (Miles Davis/Kenny Barron)
    Studio: Intimate Studios, London
    Engineering, mastering, & mixing: Engineer- Paul Madden. Mixed and Mastered by Will Worsley at Trouble Studios, London
    Producer: Laura Cole and Craig Robertson
    Artwork & design: Steve Diello, Laura Cole and Pat Grace
    Photography: Dannie Price

    LINKS

    www.myspace.com/lauracolegroup