Where the Streets Lead
Label: Edition Records
You Are the Truth; Where the Streets Lead; Lost Orbits; The Afternoon of Human Life; Widest Possible Aperture; Illuminate; Feels Like Fiction; A Force for Good.
Additional Personnel / Information
Mark Lockheart: soprano and tenor saxophones; Stuart McCallum: guitar; Jasper Høiby: double bass; Verneri Pohjola: trumpet; Jon Visanji: violin; Jenni Curiel violin; James Toll: violin; Victoria Stapleton: violin; Linda Kidwell: viola; Rob Tuson: viola; Phil Daish-Handy: cello; Lionel Handy: cello; Chris Potter: tenor saxophone (4); Sachal Vasandani: vocals (6).
Colliding the worlds of jazz, trip-hop and cinematic soundscapes, their music blends strong melodies, big grooves and surprising turns of phrase, infused with expansive emotional gravitas. With this album, recorded throughout 2020, the music takes on a greater scale which includes an 8-piece string section and a list of world-class guests including Mark Lockheart, Jasper Høiby, Verneri Pohjola, Chris Potter and Sachal Vasandani, as well as the band’s regular guitarist Stuart McCallum. This is an album about opportunity, about embracing unknowns and seeing what life throws at you. It’s a reflection on searching for balance, a sense of purpose and identity in everyday life. For the core group of Dave Stapleton, Deri Roberts and Elliot Bennett, it’s a unified take on the journey and the influences that have shaped them all individually and as a collective.
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