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Presence in Mind

Artist: Roan Kearsey-Lawson

Date of Release: 03/02/2014

Catalogue no: 144CD002

Label: 144Records

Price: £10

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Track Listing

No

 

Title

Duration

1

listen

Splendid Blues

4.17

2

 

Bach East

4.41

3

 

My Love for You

7.05

4

 

Concerto D'Afro

10.37

5

 

Presence

6.44

6

 

Serendipity

4.17

7

 

Empathy

6.40

8

 

Fondness

4.21

9

 

Saved

5.39

10

 

Lullaby of Love

7.27

11

 

Brother's Bounce

4.14

 

 

 

 

Appearances by

Dorian Ford, Geoff Mason, Larry Bartley, Roan Kearsey-Lawson



Presence in Mind by Roan Kearsey-Lawson, with Duncan Lamont, Dorian Ford, Larry Bartley and Dave Trigwell (plus guests Geoff Mason & Ray Butcher). An Album full of musical poetry with all original compositions by Roan. Style ranging from Classic Milt Jackson Quartet to world music and classical influenced melodies and rhythms. An album for listeners, great in the car or at home.

 

Reviews

 

10/05/2014 The Jazz Rag, Les Tomkins

“Eleven eventful tracks, adding up to a lot of absorbing jazz listening… an MJQ feel to it, achieved admirably by the leader…this fine five-piece delivers a beautiful melody…Its stunning…supplying his best jazz vibes… it’s a total winner.”

 

01/03/2014 Ian Maund, Sandy Brown Jazz

“Presence In Mind, an enjoyable, satisfying, accessible album with straight-ahead relaxing jazz that will appeal to many people…All of the tracks are compositions by Roan who shows he has a penchant for writing good, lyrical music and arranging it to a variety of styles….Roan Kearsey-Lawson is a talented multi- instrumentalist and composer…He has played with many jazz musicians including Tony Coe, Don Rendell, Scott Hamilton and Darius Brubeck.” Ian Maund, Sandy Brown Jazz, 1st March 2014.

 

21/02/2014 Philip Dodd, WoW Magazine

“Roan Kearsey-Lawson … performs not only as a top-flight drummer but on vibraphone, which allows him to blend the rhythmic precision of his drumming with melodic inventiveness. So his debut album Presence In Mind – all original numbers– is a welcome opportunity to appreciate his talents...tracks like… ‘Concerto D’Afro’ – a mini-epic – …reminded me of the happy soundtrack of Sideways”. Philip Dodd, WoW Magazine

 

20/02/2014 Lance Liddle, Be Bop Spoken Here

"Although this is Kearsey-Lawson's début album it nevertheless has a maturity about it that is often missing from some albums by longer established jazz names...The opener, Splendid Blues, is reminiscent of early MJQ back in the days when they still knew how to swing (Bags Groove etc). Bach East is simply delightful....this a record that deserves to be heard by the wider jazz public"

 

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