I put some pedal steel down for Joe Martin at Reservoir Studios last year, with various members of Danny and the Champions of the World.

We recorded a few tracks, among which was ‘Daddy Gene’ which he has just released as a single and he’s getting some good reviews and radio airplay.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p070v5db

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Fun times this week rehearsing with Honey Harper!

I am very fortunate to have been good friends with saxophonist Alex Bondonno since we were at school together.

He is a very well regarded jazz sax player these days and was kind enough to put some tenor and baritone sax down on a track on the album I’m recording.

The track is a bit of a weird one, the bars are in 4/4 3/4 4/4 5/4, and rotate around the cycle of fifths. (Although rhythm section Steve Brookes and Chris Clarke make it sound like a mighty Bonham groove!)

Alex managed to play some superb sax over the changes and time, seemingly without having to think too hard! Very impressive..

Here is a rough of Alex’s contribution, the final version will include Andy Fairclough’s keys solo and some percussion from Mally Harpaz.

Mally Harpaz Playing Tubular Bells

Mally Harpaz Playing Tubular BellsA real pleasure to spend a day at Reservoir Studios with Mally Harpaz who was putting some percussion down on my next album.

Mally played tubular bells, crotales, bongos, cymbals, shakers and improvised vocal percussion and a load more.

 

 

A very enjoyable session today with fellow Champion of the World and 2018 AMAUK Instrumentalist of the Year, Thomas Collison.

The session, at Effra Studio, was putting some pedal steel on Hannah Rose Platt‘s new song ‘Checkmate’ due to appear on her forthcoming album.

 

Session for Hannah Rose Platt

Session for Hannah Rose Platt

and some video

http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/reviews/HannahRosePlatt/?fbclid=IwAR2XPutDXrggaKoKqJ-7UoZrDjWyK9Pnp1U6b2T2wHj1gjy0nvRb9xqdsJA

http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/reviews/HannahRosePlatt

https://www.brothersinraw.com/single-post/2019/10/21/Albumbespreking-Hannah-Rose-Platt-Letters-Under-Floorboards?fbclid=IwAR1C8BPoVFkHTxnWZxmJwvvQb44rggqWydK86mqadFaHpy3vYWZdEtx6ms8

https://www.bellesandgals.com/2019/10/23/letter-under-floorboards-hannah-rose-platt/

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