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Lyn's Une

Alyn Cosker

Lyn's Une

... funky, roaringly passionate jazz
AKD 338 (Linn Records)
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1
Oh Dear

Oh Dear

Soloist Alyn Cosker - drums
Band

Ross Hamilton - bass, Jason Rebello - piano, David Dunsmuir - guitar, Paul Towndrow - soprano & alto saxophones, Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Ryan Quigley - trumpet, Maureen McMullan - vocals

Writer Alyn Cosker
08:29 Play $3.40
2
Logan’s Slogans

Logan’s Slogans

Soloist Alyn Cosker - drums
Band

Ross Hamilton - bass, Jason Rebello - piano, David Dunsmuir - guitar, Paul Towndrow - soprano & alto saxophones, Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Ryan Quigley - trumpet, Maureen McMullan - vocals

Writer Alyn Cosker
07:51 Play $3.40
3
Don’t Forget Me

Don’t Forget Me

Soloist Alyn Cosker - drums
Band

Ross Hamilton - bass, Jason Rebello - piano, David Dunsmuir - guitar, Paul Towndrow - soprano & alto saxophones, Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Ryan Quigley - trumpet, Maureen McMullan - vocals

Writer Alyn Cosker
06:35 Play $3.40
4
Smiling Down Introduction

Smiling Down Introduction

Soloist Alyn Cosker - drums
Band

Ross Hamilton - bass, Jason Rebello - piano, David Dunsmuir - guitar, Paul Towndrow - soprano & alto saxophones, Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Ryan Quigley - trumpet, Maureen McMullan - vocals

Writer

Maureen McMullan and Alyn Cosker

Arranger Maureen McMullan
01:07 Play $1.70
5
Smiling Down

Smiling Down

Soloist Alyn Cosker - drums
Band

Ross Hamilton - bass, Jason Rebello - piano, David Dunsmuir - guitar, Paul Towndrow - soprano & alto saxophones, Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Ryan Quigley - trumpet, Maureen McMullan - vocals

Writer Alyn Cosker
07:43 Play $3.40
6
That’s the Ticket

That’s the Ticket

Soloist Alyn Cosker - drums
Band

Ross Hamilton - bass, Jason Rebello - piano, David Dunsmuir - guitar, Paul Towndrow - soprano & alto saxophones, Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Ryan Quigley - trumpet, Maureen McMullan - vocals

Writer Alyn Cosker
07:50 Play $3.40
7
Lyn’s Une

Lyn’s Une

Soloist Alyn Cosker - drums
Band

Ross Hamilton - bass, Jason Rebello - piano, David Dunsmuir - guitar, Paul Towndrow - soprano & alto saxophones, Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Ryan Quigley - trumpet, Maureen McMullan - vocals

Writer Alyn Cosker
06:47 Play $3.40
8
Twitter and Bisted

Twitter and Bisted

Soloist Alyn Cosker - drums
Band

Ross Hamilton - bass, Jason Rebello - piano, David Dunsmuir - guitar, Paul Towndrow - soprano & alto saxophones, Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Ryan Quigley - trumpet, Maureen McMullan - vocals

Writer Alyn Cosker
05:31 Play $3.40
9
Bheki

Bheki

Soloist Alyn Cosker - drums
Band

Ross Hamilton - bass, Jason Rebello - piano, David Dunsmuir - guitar, Paul Towndrow - soprano & alto saxophones, Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Ryan Quigley - trumpet, Maureen McMullan - vocals

Writer Alyn Cosker
07:38 Play $3.40
10
Unannounced

Unannounced

Soloist Alyn Cosker - drums
Band

Ross Hamilton - bass, Jason Rebello - piano, David Dunsmuir - guitar, Paul Towndrow - soprano & alto saxophones, Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Ryan Quigley - trumpet, Maureen McMullan - vocals

Writer Alyn Cosker
08:30 Play $3.40
11
Straight Through Boogaloo

Straight Through Boogaloo

Soloist Alyn Cosker - drums
Band

Ross Hamilton - bass, Jason Rebello - piano, David Dunsmuir - guitar, Paul Towndrow - soprano & alto saxophones, Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Ryan Quigley - trumpet, Maureen McMullan - vocals

Writer Alyn Cosker
06:07 Play $3.40
12
When Autumn Comes

When Autumn Comes

Soloist Alyn Cosker - drums
Band

Ross Hamilton - bass, Jason Rebello - piano, David Dunsmuir - guitar, Paul Towndrow - soprano & alto saxophones, Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Ryan Quigley - trumpet, Maureen McMullan - vocals

Writer

Maureen McMullan and Alyn Cosker

Arranger Maureen McMullan and Alyn Cosker
04:24 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 79 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Debut solo album from hot Scottish drummer Alyn Cosker, who is the drummer with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. 

The SACD layer is both 5.1 channel and 2-channel. The Studio Master files are 96kHz / 24-bit.

Download includes - cover art
Tommy Smith

Tommy Smith

Tenor saxophonist Tommy Smith is one of Scotlands leading jazz musicians and composers. An internationly recognised soloist and bandleader he has worked with Chick Corea. Kenny Wheeler and collaborated with Scotland's Poet Laureate Edwin Morgan.
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Produced by Alyn Cosker

SJA - runner upAlyn Cosker

Runner up : Best Drummer

Scottish Jazz Awards 2009

 

 

Alyn Cosker drums
Ross Hamilton bass
Jason Rebello piano
David Dunsmuir guitar
Paul Towndrow soprano & alto saxophones
Tommy Smith tenor saxophone
Ryan Quigley trumpet
Maureen McMullan vocals

Recorded at Castle Sound Studios on 14th & 15th of August 2008
Engineer Stuart Hamilton
Assistant engineer Ross Hamilton
Mixed by Calum Malcolm
Surround mixing & mastering by Philip Hobbs
Photography by Bob Black
Design by The Art Surgery

Alyn Cosker "Lyn's Une"

Oh Dear: When Ross and Davie were confronted with this untitled piece, the 9/8 B section had an apologetic "Oh Dear" written above it. Davie suggested that it would be an apt title. I can honestly say that these words have rung through my head everytime we've played this piece ever since.

Logan's Slogans is dedicated to a fantastic music teacher in Ayr called Jack Logan, a man who always wears his heart on his sleeve and is never scared to speak his mind. He became well known amongst my peers for having certain phrases to express his feelings... some of them are repeatable! Jack has helped many young musicians that have gone on to perform professionally in many areas of music and I am personally eternally grateful for his help. Stylistically, I had been trying to emulate two of the cheekiest drummers from different generations in the funk genre - Chris "Daddy" Dave (Meshell Ndegeocello) and Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste (The Meters). I wonder if I'll ever have a cool drummer middle name... answers on a postcard please!

Don't Forget Me was written for the many wonderful musicians and people that have helped shape me thus far... thank you!

Smiling Down Introduction

Smiling Down is a song I wrote for my nephew Ethan. He's forever in our hearts.

That's the Ticket: As I travelled to the first rehearsal for my trio, I remember having the distinct feeling that I didn't have enough material to challenge Davie and Ross for a full 3 hours. What kind of melody or groove would these monster musicians "approve" of? Arriving unusually early, I sat in my car waiting for the guys to show. During that time, I set my phone to record and began to sing (yes, ‘sing') potential melodies in the hope that something spontaneous and creative would come to mind that could come in handy during the rehearsal. It turned out that we didn't need them that day as we just talked so much, but I did use them eventually... a year later!

Lyn's Une: My Dad first helped me score this tune in the music program Sibelius. In his haste, he managed to omit the ‘A' and ‘T' from the song title ‘Alyn's Tune'. I like his version of the title much more! Thanks Dad.

Twitter and Bisted: When I found out that this would be the wonderful line up for at least one track of the album, I set about writing a tune that represented the tremendous humour that each individual musician has... they're ALL crazy... in a good way... honestly.

Bheki is dedicated to the memory of the wonderful South African pianist Bheki Mseleku - an inspirational musician with true musical honesty. I only knew Bheki for a short period of time, but he became a true friend and I miss him dearly.

Unannounced is a ballad written for all those wonderful little surprises in life that come from nowhere.

Straight Through Boogaloo was inspired by the band ‘Table 18'. We would play songs then always go into a drum solo, which moved between odd meters, and think nothing of it. It was always fantastic to play with those great musicians and friends.

When Autumn Comes is a song mainly written by the wonderful Maureen McMullan. The only contribution I had was the time signatures. Maureen wrote the melody and lyrics in one evening - the evening before we recorded the song - just incredible!

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