Brood Groove / Christopher Young Quartet.
"One of the most rewarding sessions I've recorded for Jazztrack. Maybe the stars aligned that day...the musicians really listening and responding to each other. It's music that surprises and explores."
These pieces of music recorded here are original compositions and improvisations, reflecting particular eclectic themes and influences in my life, both past and present. The emphasis in this recording focuses towards my passion for woodwind, but most especially the bass clarinet for its monophonic and multi-phonic possibilities.
DOMINATION is a piece with satire, a parody on globalisation, featuring the bass clarinet.
OUT OF TIME is a neo-romantic piece, old fashioned in style. It reflects my time in Poland and Denmark during winter, also featuring the bass clarinet.
ALWAYS AWAY is influenced by the New Orleans style and timbre of the clarinet.
THEY EXIST WITHIN YOUR DREAMS is more of an ethereal piece with flute and guitar, reflecting European Autumn.
BROODING GROOVE is influenced by my stay in Denmark, witnessing the Aurora Borealis, featuring the bass clarinet and guitar. This track is also acknowledgement of my long standing friendship with Mr. Tom E Lewis.
GERSHINGTON is a 1920s style piece, written by myself and Mark Fitzgibbon, influenced by Ellington and Gershwin, and featuring the clarinet.
RAGAESQUE is influenced by South Indian music, specifically the morning Rag. Featuring the flute and guitar.
ODE TO ERIC is a duo recorded with Ted Vining. A piece dedicated to the great bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy.
SKETCHES OF KUTA is a dream-like piece influenced by Balinese music.
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