Further Out Recordings presents the culmination of the 10 year musical partnership of Richard E and Mr Christy as the incredible Solar Apple Quarktette and here’s the much anticipated release of their debut album.
Both having begun as musicians they are able to inject a depth of knowledge and feeling that elevates their studio-based work into a rich sonic experience. Weaving influences from bossa, jazz, electronica, breakbeat and soul with the help of some fine players and singers and Richard himself providing vocal tones on ‘Summer Love AD2231′ and more subliminal warblings on ‘Space Between’. ‘Kali Yuga’ features the trumpet of UK jazz legend Ian Carr of Nucleus (remember that gig at Cargo? see review HERE) and Rendell/Carr Quintet fame, and who also wrote the definitive biography of Miles Davis.
All the previous singles (inlcuding ‘Music Is Our Universe‘) have been supported by all the leading taste makers and all the frieds of FLY including Nicola Conte, Paul Murphy (Afro Art), Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s), Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Rainer Truby, Quantic, Nick Luscombe (Flo Motion), Rob Luis (Tru Thoughts), Kid Loco, Simon S (Futuristica Music), Nik Weston (Mukatsuku Records), Found Sounds, Pathaan, Marcus Hacker, Florian Keller and countless others.
Don’t forget Mr. E is part of the Annabel (lee) Quartette which is more grounded (err.. by the sea anyway) and there’s a special gig in London on Saturday (see details HERE).
Reviewed: Solar Apple Quarktette – Solar Apple Quarktette (Further Out Recordings) Cat. No. FURLP01. All tracks composed and produced by Richard E / Mr Christy
1) Do You Love Me Too
2) Berwick St. Mode
3) Space Between feat. Richard E (vocals) & Calina De La Mare (violin)
4) Flight 2 feat. Nick Stephenson (flute)
5) Kali Yuga ft. Ian Carr (trumpet)
6) Solar Bossa feat. Aura Deva (vocals) and backing vox, Nanar Vorperian
7) Summer Love AD2231 feat. Richard E (vocals) & Jake Telford (sax)
8) Intourist Formation (We Live In London, Baby) feat. Aura Deva (vocals)
9) Adrift feat. Nick Stephenson (sax) & Tim Jackson (Trumpet)
10) Music Is Our Universe feat. Jake Telford (flute)
11) London Trio & Friends Live @ Space Port Jazz Festival
12) Bossa 21 feat. Tim Jackson (Trumpet) & Nick Stephenson (flute)
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