Note: Tracks 5 through 8, and tracks 9 and 10, segue together on the CD and when downloaded; they may appear to start or end abruptly when playing back in the embedded player.
14 original jazz and jazz-ish tracks, inspired by classic '60s jazz (hard bop, soul jazz and Latin), with elements and influences from '70s funk and jazz fusion, '80s pop and rock, '90s trip hop, and 2000s electronic music.
If we're wearing our influences on our sleeves, you may detect the presence of Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk, Joe Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald and Herbie Hancock… not to mention U2, Pink Floyd, Portishead, Steely Dan, Prince, Camper Van Beethoven, The Police, and even a few hints of Captain Beefheart, Brian Eno and Boards of Canada.
released June 14, 2019
Michael Wilson (left channel)
soprano, alto and tenor saxes; flute; theophone
Mona Wong (right channel)
soprano, alto and tenor saxes
4- and 5-string electric basses; fretless bass; keyboards; electric guitar; bass clarinet; percussion
drums; chau gong
Anne Lippin: vocals on 5 • 6 • 9 • 10
All tracks composed & arranged by Michael Wilson except:
1 • 3 • 4 • 11 • 12 composed & arranged by Scott Anderson
8 composed & arranged by Theodore Wilson
Additional arrangement on 6 • 9 • 10 • 13 by Scott Anderson
All drum arrangements by Brandon Sisneroz
Theophone invented & constructed by Theodore Wilson
Recorded at Room 34 Studios & Room 34 Mobile, Minneapolis, MN
December 2018 to April 2019 except 12 recorded September 2018
Produced, engineered & designed by Scott Anderson
All compositions & arrangements copyright © 2018 by the composers
Recordings copyright © 2019 Room 34 Creative Services, LLC