Josh Arcoleo | Beginnings
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JOSH ARCOLEO saxophones
IVO NEAME piano
CALUM GOURLAY double bass
JAMES MADDREN drums
1. Dean Road 7:15
2. Nomad’s Land 8:07
3. Glade 5:34
4. Intro to Beginnings 2:14
5. Beginnings 7:01
6. Harbinger 2:06
7. Phoenix 8:42
8. Kite Flight 5:53
‘Beginnings’ is a timeless album. It’s immediately modern and wonderfully assured and yet the entire tradition of jazz’s first instrument seems to flow through it. Arcoleo has a highly personal tone on his horn and there’s an individuality about his sound that is bold and commanding. Some musicians take years to learn these lessons and others never do. Josh Arcoleo, with already plenty of road miles under his belt, definitely has gravitas, that rarest of qualities, and he has it in spades.
Josh Arcoleo is blessed with a voice and a vision that’s already mature and full of authority. Beginnings is one of the most complete debut albums in a long time. More than that, its title warns of things to come. This is so much more than just the Beginnings.
‘…imposing newcomer’. GUARDIAN ****
‘A remarkably mature debut’. LONDON EVENING STANDARD
‘A precociously mature player who already possesses an individual and compelling voice’. ALL ABOUT JAZZ
‘Sumptuously sophisticated debut album’. TIMEOUT
‘Beginnings is one of the most complete debut albums in a long time. More than that its title warns of things to come’. JAZZWISE
All music by Josh Arcoleo.
Recorded at Fishmarket Studios, London on 9th and 10th November 2011 by Greg Freeman.
Mixed and mastered by Matthew Bandy at the Garden, London in November 2011.
Produced by Mike Patto.
Design by Dave Stapleton.