In two years since the LIVE AT SIDE ON (rf073) recording the classic mcgann trio turned quartet, with the advent of alder, continues to unfold the promise of this exciting partnership, producing a powerful yet subtle statement.
On BLUES FOR PABLO TOO we have McGann's alto distilled to an even headier essence, the richness of alder's tone and the propulsive partnership of Swanton and pochée.
Beautifully recorded with songs by roger frampton, gai Bryant, alder and mcgann – the title track and ‘Malaga’ were written for the 2003 Sydney festival in conjunction with the picasso exhibition - and the standard 'it's the talk of the town'.
Long awaited, BLUES FOR PABLO TOO is an exciting addition to mcgann’s body of work, while demonstrating the ongoing creative energy of the band.
released November 7, 2005
Bernie McGann alto saxophone
Warwick Alder trumpet
Lloyd Swanton acoustic bass
John Pochée drums
Recorded 20-22 June and mixed 28-29 July 2005 by Ross A’hern at Sony Studios East Sydney
Mastered by Paul Bryant at Sony Studios, East Sydney
Produced by Lloyd Swanton
Cover photo by me
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