MARK LOCKHEART Days On Earth
18th January 2019
EDN1120 – CD/DIGITAL
British saxophonist, Mark Lockheart leads a British all star band of Liam Noble, Tom Herbert, Seb Rochford and John Parricelli as well as featuring a 30 piece orchestra in his most ambitious album yet. – – – From the expansive improvising and lush soundscapes of Polar Bear to 70’s funk, African Kora type harp melodies and soaring strings, ‘Days on Earth’ spotlights him both as instrumentalist and a composer and seeks to wrap his many musical and life experiences into one single work.
Worldwide Release: 18th Jan 2019
JEFF BALLARD Fairgrounds
25th January 2019
EDN1121 – CD / LP/ DIGITAL
Jeff Ballard, ranked among the most inventive and adventurous drummers of his generation, made his name playing with Ray Charles, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and Brad Mehldau.
‘Fairgrounds’, his second album as a leader, brings together Lionel Loueke (Blue Note), Kevin Hays and Reid Anderson with guest appearance from Mark Turner and Chris Cheek.
With a freedom to explore and to express himself with musicians who are close to his heart and mind, the result is a rich and flexible musical language, embracing influences as diverse as Jazz, Rock, Pop, Electronica and West African music.
Worldwide Release: 25th Jan 2019
ANTON EGER Æ
8th February 2019
EDN1122 – CD / LP/ DIGITAL
For over a decade Anton Eger has made his mark in Europe as one of the most exciting and energetically virtuosic drummers on the scene. Following his captivating live performances and recordings with the likes of Phronesis and Marius Neset, ‘Æ’, his eponymous debut, is highly anticipated and will undoubtedly propell his profile to new heights. Full of high-energy drumming, complexity and unpredictability with ‘Æ’ Anton has pulled out all the stops, drawing on an eclectic genre-defying mix of electronica, hardcore contemporary beats and retro musical guilty pleasures.
Worldwide Release: 8th Feb 2019
CHRIS POTTER Circuits
22nd February 2019
EDN1123 – CD / LP/ DIGITAL
One of the most influential and inventive improvisors of his generation, Chris Potter returns with his major new album ‘Circuits’ featuring keyboardist James Francies (Blue Note), drummer Eric Harland with Linley Marthe on bass.
For more than two decades, Potter’s limitless creativity, effortless virtuosity and vibrant sense of swing has wowed critics, musicians and fans alike who cite him as the one of the most influential saxophonists and inventive improvisors of modern day.
His new album ‘Circuits’, is immediate and uplifting, rooted in a strong sense of groove and intense improvisation. Blending a vibrant sound world of electronics, memorable hooky melodies and surprising turns of phrase, ‘Circuits’ is sure to delight both the dedicated Potter fans and new listeners alike.
Worldwide Release: 22nd Feb 2019
DANIEL HERSKEDAL Voyage
8th March 2019
EDN1124 – CD/DIGITAL
Unconstrained by limitations and conventions, Norwegian composer and tuba player Daniel Herskedal has earned a reputation as a musician who has pushed his instrument’s boundaries technically and sonically and who creates spellbinding and mesmerically beautiful music. Following the release of his first album, ‘Slow Eastbound Train’ (2015), Herskedal toured throughout Europe. His follow up, ‘The Roc’, prompted critics to praise the wide mix of influences from folk, jazz, classical and Arabic sources, while national broadcaster France Musique described the group as ‘one of the most unique and innovative small ensembles’. His third album ‘Voyage’ emerges as his most distinctive yet, merging awe-inspiring beauty with a refreshingly original sound. The music is supremely melodic, tinged with rhythmical flare and vibrant colours.
Worldwide Release: 15th Feb 2019