Bob Hill Illicit Grooves
Superb set of tracks from a fantastic musician. Have already played tracks from this on the #IllicitGrooves show on Totally Wired Radio and it is sure to figure in the #IllicitGrooves Awards for 2021. Great stuff.
Favorite track: Part II - Jitwam's Ronnie in the Attic Mixxx.
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Limited Edition 12" Vinyl
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Limited edition heavy weight 12" black vinyl. Comes with 30x30cm unique artwork insert hand-printed (with colour variations), signed, and numbered by the artist Siraaj Mitha. Only 300 copies available.
Includes unlimited streaming of Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II
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Rosie Turton is delighted to announce the release of her new EP, Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II
It follows the release of the trombonist’s debut LP Rosie’s 5ive (Jazz re:freshed) in 2019, which solidified her unique voice as a composer and band leader within the UK jazz scene, and was supported by Worldwide FM, Stamp The Wax, The Guardian, The Wire, and Mojo to name a few.
Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II is an exploration of impermanence and evolution and how this intertwines music and mind:
“Parts I and II are a story of finding a way to break through the turbulence and remembering that on the other side of the storm there is always the sun shining. I enjoy the sudden emotional contrasts in music, I want to draw people in and take them on a journey as they listen to it. The EP’s concept is about the impermanence of ideas and concepts, acknowledging the contrasts between moments in time. The B Side is reworks of ideas, I really enjoy exploring new directions that a composition can take, it’s limitless. I don’t want it to just stop at when a tune is immortalised through being recorded and put out on a record.”
The EP starts with an intense Part I, unsettling tensions between the rhythm section interspersed with the flickering of electronic sounds. Through this bed of sound comes a melancholic song-like melody. It leads into Part II with a brief calming of the storm, and suddenly erupts into a mood bringing sunshine and brightness. Reminiscent of the joyful music of Pharoah Sanders and Abdullah Ibrahim.
The Unknown (rework) is a ‘re-making’ of the tune of the same title from Rosie’s 5ive. This fits into the EP’s concept of evolution, as it follows the transformation of Rosie’s musical path since her debut release. It is a demonstration of Rosie’s growing voice as a producer, produced in her home studio during the first lockdown.
The EP finishes with an upbeat and dance-floor worthy rework of Part II by one of Rosie’s frequent collaborators, Jitwam (Part II - Jitwam’s Ronnie In The Attic Mixxx).
It is being self-released under Rosie Turton, and will be available digitally and on a very limited run of vinyl. Each vinyl includes a unique hand-printed 30x30cm print of the artwork, numbered and signed by the artist Siraaj Mitha.
released June 18, 2021
Rosie Turton – trombone
Johanna Burnheart – violin
Maria Chiara Argirò – piano (Part I & II), synthesizers (The Unknown)
Twm Dylan – bass
Jake Long – drums
Ben Hayes -electronics (Part I & II)
Tom Oldfield – cello (Part I)
Part II - Jitwam’s Ronnie in the Attic Mixxx:
Composed, produced and mixed by Jitwam
NATE08 - bass
Composed and produced by Rosie Turton
Part I & II recorded by David Holmes at Soup Studios, June 2018 & August 2019
The Unknown (rework) recorded during the first lockdown of 2020 at everyone’s homes
Mixed by Oli Barton-Wood
Mastered by Chris Potter at Electric Mastering
Artwork by Siraaj Mitha
Graphic design by Julian Prentis
I would like to thank Johanna, Maria Chiara, Twm, Jake, Ben, Tom, Jitwam, Siraaj, and Oli for the energy and support they put into this record. My family, Gary Crosby, Janine Irons, Tomorrow’s Warriors, and Jazz Re:freshed for putting me on this journey. Also to all the musicians, teachers and supporters who have given me the inspiration and encouragement to make music.
supported by 97 fans who also own “Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II”
We turned on to Emma Jean at Monterey Jazz Fest, and she's the reason I went from 'ehhh I'm not sure I like Acid Jazz and I sure as hell don't like fusion" to "what the hell is *this awesome galactic brilliance?!* A rare talent and a damn fine slab of wax that I have on heavy rotation. I love many tracks including 'Spectre', and i wonder to myself how much it owes to Kate Bush's spectral "Watching You Without Me." jaxers