Dave Stapleton

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  • 1. Before 2.12
  • 2. Polaroid 9.52
  • 3. Flight 1.28
  • 4. Henryk Part I 8.20
  • 5. Henryk Part II 7.45
  • 6. Unity 5.55
  • 7. OTS 9.44
  • 8. Whisper 5.02
  • 9. Running East 10.25
  • 10. North Wind 13.33

Release date: 5 May 2013

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Credits and About

Dave Stapleton piano

Marius Neset tenor saxophone

Dave Kane bass

Olavi Ouhivuori drums

David Brodowski violin 1

Catrin Morgan violin 2

Felix Tanner viola

Reinoud Ford cello

All music written and produced by Dave Stapleton
Published by Dave Stapleton Music / Westbury Music Ltd

Photography & Design by Dave Stapleton

Recorded by August Wanngren at the Village Recording Studio, Copenhagen on 8th and 9th December 2011.
Mixed by August Wanngren in January 2012

Microphones used on the recording:
Piano – Neumann U67 x 2
Double Bass – Neumann KM54 and DPA4021
Saxophone – Microtech Gefell UM91S
String Quartet – Neuman KM84 x2 , Neumann TLM103 x 2, AKGC414 x 2
Drums – Shure B52 (Bass Drum), Overheads Microtech Gefell M930 x 2, Toms AKGC414 x 2

Recorded in HD 88.2 kHz with Lynx Aurora AD convertors on Pro Tools
Mixed and mastered in HD 88.2 kHz on Mytek Convertors

Flight marks Dave Stapleton’s seventh release and he has chosen to use the opportunity to produce a record that reaches far beyond easy categorisation. Flight is much, much more than just jazz with strings. It is a work that combines its different elements both seamlessly and gracefully. The jazz quartet here features saxophonist Marius Neset and bassist Dave Kane, both Edition recording artists in their own right, and the remarkable talents of drummer Olavi Louhivuori. This is a new group brought together for this album. Yet these musicians sound like they’ve worked together for years, such is the empathy and sensitivity of their playing.

‘His most ambitious and impressive work yet. But the real strength of this suite–like set is Stapleton’s melodic writing, whose contemplative tone often recalls the spirit of ECM’. – The Times


'One of the best conceived and executed albums by a young British Jazz musician for some while'.

Jazzwise Magazine