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Dave Stapleton
Catching Sunlight

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  • 1. Treading the Earth 3.41
  • 2. Catching Sunlight 8.33
  • 3. Dancing Around Rocks 3.46
  • 4. A Shady Mantle 4.20
  • 5. Shimmers 5.08
  • 6. Under the Canopy 3.12
  • 7. Of Willow Fringe 3.01
  • 8. Stepping Out 9.52
  • 9. Beyond the Horizon 4.46
  • 10. Stalking the Vision 2.10
  • 11. Encircling the Ocean 3.07

Release date: 17 November 2008

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Commissioned by The Lunar Saxophone Quartet, the music weaves and intertwines delightful dancing melodies over the rhythm section's steady, supple pulse and Neil Yates' floating trumpet.

Credits and About

Dave Stapleton piano

Neil Yates trumpet

Paula Gardiner double bass

Elliot Bennett drums

Lunar Saxophone Quartet

Guest Personnel

Lunar Saxophone Quartet

All music by Dave Stapleton.
Published by E2 Music.

Commissioned by the Lunar Saxophone Quartet in may 2007 with assistance from the Musicians' Benevolent Fund.

Recorded by Andy Allan at Christchurch Studio, Bristol on 8th & 9th March 2008.
Mixed and mastered by Andy Allan at Brollyman Studios, Cardiff in June 2008.

Produced by Dave Stapleton.
Album photography by Dave Stapleton.
Design by Alex Mills, Burning Red.

‘Catching Sunlight’ is an album filled with gorgeous melodies, drenched in sensual harmonies and driven by subtle, shifting rhythms and strange, exotic time signatures. Commissioned by The Lunar Saxophone Quartet, the music weaves and intertwines delightful dancing melodies over the rhythm section’s steady, supple pulse and Neil Yates’ floating trumpet. Both the title and subtitle (Music for an Imaginary Film) convey an impressionism confirmed by pianist-composer Dave Stapleton’s writing, which is so well conceived that it s sometimes difficult to separate the written from the improvised.

Lunar Saxophone Quartet

Joel Garthwaite (soprano), Hannah Riches (alto), Lewis Evans (tenor), & Loz Hamer (baritone)

“An excellent recording with standout contributions from both composer and trumpeter.” – Jazzwise Magazine

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"This disc is without a doubt one this year's best and certainly one of those under-recognized gems that shouldn't be ignored."

Downtown Music Gallery, NYC

"Dave Stapleton’s writing is so well conceived that it’s sometimes difficult to separate the written from the improvised."

The Irish Times

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