Hello folks - a personal message from Faye - it's taken me a while to finish my latest album. It's been done entirely independently, and lack of access to my tried and trusted grand piano/studio (Arts council cuts) in the early stages, meant I had to really think outside the box. As these things go, adversity turned in to good fortune - I decided to write material for guitar instead, came back out of the closet as a guitarist and then realised what can be done with a laptop and a couple of good quality clip on mics, during quiet hours in a piano showroom. The result is almost in my hand. It's been a long journey but worth it.
Dangerous Loving - new 2011 album. Official release date 1st July 2011. The single 'Bitter Seed' available as free download at http://www.fayepatton.bandcamp.com.
An album worth waiting for - 13 all original, intimate, yet highly polished Nu Jazz songs by a pioneering singer-songwriter. A landscape of soulful melody, bitter-sweet funk, dreamy harmony and dark, bluesey magic. Talented guest musicians contribute a range of hues, with treacle-toned flugelhorn, strings, flutes, latin percussion, and the artist herself on displaying an enjoyable command of guitar, piano and keyboards. Not to mention a shimmering, hypnotic vocal register that demands your attention.
A joyful creation, wrought in the company of good friends, old and new - this is a classic Faye Patton recording to add to your collection. Get down to fayepatton.bandcamp.com and place your pre-order now! Whilst you're there, you can download the single, Bitter Seed, for free!
More news...like many independent artists these days, I now have the blogging bug. You can stay up to date with me at http://www.fayepatton.wordpress.com - for thoughts on art, politics, jazz, creativity and the cosmos...