didn’t anybody tell you?

didn’t anybody tell you?

a rather retro mix of funk, disco, Turkish makams and the usual nonsense featuring some stirling bass work by Boa Dubless and strong beats by Ed Thrums in this dare I say it, prog funk disco track.

the road to Finn’s Acre

the road to Finn’s Acre

a slow funked up jazz tune by the Bam Boozle Quintet, a right BBQ of a jam with Bam on the piano, Boa Dubless on bass, Ed Thrums keeping the beat, Ruth Tempet on trumpet and Stephe Hooxan on the sax.

sulla strada per Barga

sulla strada per Barga

… another road trip for the Bam, Boa, Ed and Art. This one long and torturous and they haven’t even got there yet. Anyroad, they will eventually. This tune was written for a good friend who lives in Barga, Italy who plays in a soul band. Therein lies a problem, because this track is a jazz-funk hybrid with some scarily muzak-like nonsense thrown in. Featuring Hammond, bass, drums and guitar.

lest we remember

lest we remember

a trio for violin played by Ruth, double bass played by Boa and piano played by Bam performed in Boozle Hall.

Midway-Sunset

Midway-Sunset

slow, hypnotic and weighty piece inspired by the fields of “nodding donkeys” of the Midway-Sunset oil fields in California. I watched these oblivious behemoths feeding off the land each side of State Highway 33 for mile after mile.

Whole herd of noddin' donkeys

a great shot of the Midway-Sunset oil fields by Uncle Bumpy

the Nile

the Nile

some jazz-funk. The title has nothing to do with a river. There is a tenuous link to Nile Rodgers who is one of my favourite musicians and producers. Featuring alto and tenor saxophones played over a strong rhythm section of bass, drums, guitar and keys.

one60four

one60four

a soundtrack to accompany nine minutes and eight seconds of your life. Probably best with headphones to hear the low sounds and little elements that appear and disappear like jetsam & flotsam in an ever moving and tumbling body of water.

so far from us

so far from us

a slow track featuring Ruth, Stephe and Blue on voices.

sizzle

sizzle

imagine if you will, a sextet with piano, double bass, drums, trumpet, vibes and synths playing this jazz tune plus the usual nonsense (an element of the circus maybe??) in a small club near you.

november

november

more jazz-funk with a hybrid ending – an up-tempo number heavily influenced by JTQ to the point where I think I may have subconsciously nicked some riffs – I hope not.

testing out a jukebox

a brief time of history

a brief time of history

an orchestral piece featuring solo cello with the usual mish-mash of noises. A mix of darker, practically funereal moments with loud bits thrown in to wake you up. I’ve undoubtedly “quoted” (nicked) ideas from the composers I listen to but with any luck I’ve disguised them well.

sticking to what we don’t know

sticking to what we don’t know

a jazz funk jam driven by Boa Dubless on bass with Ruth on trumpet, Bam on keys, Art on guitar, Ed on drums and Patrick randomly hitting things. Long time a coming.

following from out front

following from out front

second track from Art Guthie’s “beyond the closed door” series, another messy jam from the echoey Boozle Hall with Bam on Hammond, Art on guitar, Boa on double bass and Ed on drums. Best listened to loud to feel you’re in the hall.

restless

restless

essentially a deep house disco hybrid with a hynotic (some may say repetitive) beat and featuring a random assortment of the noises I seem to favour. Once in a while it’s ok to listen to loud music. This track will work best best loud and through headphones.