Release date: 30 March 2009
Credits and About
Dave Stapleton Piano
Marcin Wright saxophones
Jonny Bruce trumpet and fluglehorn
Paula Gardiner Trio bass
Elliot Bennett drums
Recorded by James Clarke at Ty Cerdd, Cardiff in August 2006.
Mixed by Marcin Wright in Autumn 2006.
Mastered by Deri Roberts at Brollymans Studio, Cardiff.
When Life Was In Black and White was the first album from the Dave Stapleton Quintet. Winning rave reviews for their accessible yet contemporary take on their approach to form and composition from Jazzwise and Guardian, DSQ won a number of fans throughout the UK. Based in Cardiff, DSQ performed extensively and built a formidable reputation as one of the most hotly tipped bands to emerge in some time.
‘Idiosyncratically powerful reappraisal of both post-bop and free-jazz’. – The Guardian
"This music is vital and fresh…full of powerful riffs, melodic hooks and intriguing and surprising turns of phrase."
"Idiosyncratically powerful reappraisal of both post-bop and free-jazz..."