Release date: 29 July 2016
Credits and About
Elliot Galvin Piano, kalimba, melodicas, accordion, cassette player and stylophone
Tom McCredie Double Bass
Simon Roth Drums, percussion and glockenspiel
Recorded at Studio P4, Funkhaus, Berlin on December 1st - 3rd , 2015 by Marco Birkner.
Mixed at Funkhaus, Berlin in January 2016 by Marco Birkner.
Mastered at Stockholm Mastering, Sweden in March 2016 by Thomas Eberger.
All music composed by Elliot Galvin except ‘Mack The Knife’ composed by Kurt Weill and arranged by Elliot Galvin and ‘Rolling’ composed by Elliot Galvin, Tom McCredie, Simon Roth and Marco Birkner.
Artwork by Darren Rumney
Elliot Galvin is one of the rising stars of UK jazz. A superbly gifted composer and pianist, whose maverick imagination and magpie like ability to blend a disparate world of influences into his own unique musical vision has seen him compared to Django Bates, although in truth he sounds like no one except himself. From deconstructing standards to creating his own microtonal melodica, Galvin’s music is both playful and deadly serious, drawing on a wide range of influences from Keith Jarrett to Stravinsky, Ligetti, Deerhoof and the Beatles as well as the films of David Lynch, the Dada movement and the literature of James Joyce. A regular collaborator with Laura Jurd, he also plays in a free improv duo with Mark Sanders. But his main artistic vehicle is the Elliot Galvin Trio, which in 2014 was announced winner of the European Young Jazz Artist of the Year Award in Germany. That same year they released their debut album ‘Dreamland’ to rave reviews, with the Guardian calling it “audaciously accomplished” ****, Jez Nelson (BBC Radio 3, Jazz on 3) saying it was “Perhaps one of the strongest debuts that I’ve heard from a UK artist in a long while… extremely bold and progressive” and The German magazine ‘JazzThing’ naming it as an album of the year.
"A rising star heading for the UK jazz A-list.”
The London Evening Standard