| Robert Mitchell’s Panacea
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ROBERT MITCHELL piano, keyboards
DEBORAH JORDAN vocals
TOM MASON bass
SHANEY FORBES drums
HAMMADI VALDEZ percussion
JULIAN FERRARETTO violin
BEN DAVIS cello
HKB FINN spoken word
1. Essence 5:35
2. Aura 5:13
3. Mio Inamorato 3:56
4. Fortunately So 6:57
5. The Blessing 7:08
6. The Cusp 4:55
7. Lucid Dreamt 7:04
8. A Map of the Sky 8:31
9. Quantum 6:47
10. Flawless 5:50
The Cusp is a negotiation of vision and territory. For pianist and composer Robert Mitchell it’s a matter of securing a space for a highly personal aesthetic. Panacea was the Greek goddess of medicine and cures. The Cusp is simultaneously modern jazz and contemporary soul music. In Mitchell’s piano one hears echoes of the harmonies of Bill Evans and the warm, Caribbean melodies of Andrew Hill, while his skilled deployment of strings suggests the intriguing influence of European art music. In the gentle and expressive tones of singer Deborah Jordan, Mitchell has found the perfect voice for his words of healing, while his rhythm team move between jazz, rock and soul with accomplished ease.
‘Mitchell is a lyricist and a thinker, and British jazz is far richer for his presence’. METRO
‘Pianist/composer Robert Mitchell is without doubt one of the most interesting and talented musicians I know of’. DJANGO BATES
All music and lyrics by Robert Mitchell
Recorded by Dillip Harris on 27th – 31st March, 1st April, 25th April, 15th May 2010 at Fishfactory Studios, London.
Mixed by Dillip Harris in June & May 2010 at Mancrush Studios, London.
Mastered by Simon Murphy on 23rd June @SRT, Cambs.
Artwork design by Dave Stapleton.