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Stability

Clark Tracey

Stability

AKD 159 (Linn Records)
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FLAC 16bit 44.1kHz 338.5MB $13.00

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Track Time Listen
1
Gone

Gone

Band Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Andy Sheppard - tenor saxophone, Guy Barker - trumpet, Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Iain Ballamy - soprano sax, Tim Garland - tenor saxophone, Nigel Hitchcock - alto saxophone, Arnie Somogyni - bass
Writer G Gershwin
Arranger C Tracey
5:30 Play $3.40
2
Black Coffee

Black Coffee

Band Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Tim Garland - tenor saxophone, Gareth Williams - paino, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Locrian String Quartet
Writer Burke, Francis-Webster
Arranger C Tracey
5:39 Play $3.40
3
Lounge Blues

Lounge Blues

Band Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Iain Ballamy - soprano saxophone, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass
Writer C Tracey
6:50 Play $3.40
4
Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty

Band Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Guy Barker - trumpet, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Locrian String Quartet
Writer T Monk
Arranger C Tracey
5:51 Play $3.40
5
Sunshower

Sunshower

Band Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Andy Sheppard - tenor saxophone, Locrian String Quartet
Writer K Barron
Arranger C Tracey
4:44 Play $1.70
6
The Peacocks

The Peacocks

Band Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Tommy Smith - tenor saxophone, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Locrian String Quartet
Writer J Rowles
Arranger C Tracey
7:57 Play $3.40
7
Giant Steps

Giant Steps

Band Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass
Writer J Coltrane
Arranger G Williams
4:42 Play $1.70
8
Stability

Stability

Band Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Christine Tobin - vocals, Locrian String Quartet
Writer C Tracey
5:33 Play $3.40
9
Melancholia

Melancholia

Band Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Clark Tracey - piano
Writer D Ellington
Arranger C Tracey
2:42 Play $1.70
10
Boaz

Boaz

Band Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Laurence Cottle - bass, Nigel Hitchcock - alto saxophone, programming
Writer C Tracey
6:46 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 56 minutes Purchase all tracks 
$13.00 
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'Think of a big name in contemporary British jazz - Guy Barker, Andy Sheppard, Tommy Smith etc - and the chances are you will find it listed on the cover of this CD' (The Observer).

Download includes - cover art

Produced by Calum Malcolm and Clark Tracey

This recording is also available in Hybrid SACD (AKD 196).

This recording has taken a few years to reach fruition in that most of the material has been waiting for someone to say "yes" to record it.

The range of musicians came about as a result of who I thought best suited the mood of each piece. I consider myself very fortunate in that I was able to have my first choice of performer on each instrument and they interpreted all my arrangements so well.

Gone from Porgy and Bess is something I always wanted a stab at so I pared down the Gil Evans arrangement to six voices as a showcase for these superb musicians. Lounge Blues is a tune I wrote some years ago and is in memory of a watering hole I discovered in Melbourne. Giant Steps is a trio track and really displays the staggering talent of Gareth Williams. This is his arrangement. Melancholia is my tribute to Duke Ellington. i transcribed it some years ago and only now feel confident enough to perform it on a recording! Boaz started life in the wee small hours on my keyboard and is quite a diversion from the other tracks. I can't think of any other musicians I'd rather have playing it than Nigel Hitchcock and Laurence Cottle. The use of a string quartet is something I;d always been keen to take advantage of, having worked with the Locrian String Quartet on previous occasions, both live and in the studio. They appear on five tracks, four of which (Black Coffee, Sunshower, Ugly Beauty and The Peacocks) had already been performed in a different context. The fifth, Stability, was specially written for this album along with Christine Tobin's original lyrics. Clark Tracey

Clark Tracey - drums, piano, vocals with Andy Sheppard - tenor sax Tommy Smith tenor sax
Tim Garland - tenor sax
Iain Ballamy - soprano sax
Nigel Hitchcock - alto sax, programming
Guy Barker - trumpet
Christine Tobin - vocals
Gareth Williams - piano
Arnie Somogyi - bass
Laurence Cottle - bass
and
Locrian String Quartet

Yuri Zhislin - violin 1
Jonathan Morton - violin 2
Levine Andrade - viola
Ben Lasserson - cello

Recorded at RG Jones studios on 18-20 December 2000

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The Sunday Times
His most ambitious - yet self-effacing - session to date
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The Observer
Tracey has assembled one of the most varied and intriguing programmes imaginable.
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Hi-Fi News
This is a well recorded, well judged CD.
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All Music Guide
"Stability" is a seminar on eclectic musical styles and is recommended.
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