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McCormack & Yarde Duo | Places and Other Spaces


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1. D-Town 5:36
2. Spanish Princess 4:27
3. Dark Too Bright 5:43
4. Antibes 6:49
5. Epilogue 5:57
6. Hill Walking on the Tynerside 9:47
7. Other Spaces 3:19
8. Holding Pattern 4:22
9. The Spaces Before 0:36
10. Flowers for Japan 7:06
11. Embraceable You 11:21


Pianist Andrew McCormack and saxophonist Jason Yarde bring a frightening array of musical resources and abilities to Places and Other Spaces, their debut for Edition Records. It’s true that they’ve both played with the great and the good of their own and of older generations. And, yes, the sheer quality and range of their work would baffle many a working musician. But no-one becomes this good just by association or ambition. No-one makes music this eloquent unless it comes from a very special place.


‘Pianist McCormack and saxophonist Yarde make every note count on the super-sophisticated Places and Other Spaces’. TELEGRAPH **** 

‘The dazzling virtuosos tackle the ongoing tradition of the saxophone/piano dialogue’. BBC MUSIC

‘A powerful marriage of brilliant musicianship and composition of the first ran. The album’s centrepiece is a ten-minute tour de force of rhythmic interplay and harmonic surprise’. THE ARTS DESK


All compositions by Andrew McCormack & Jason Yarde except tracks 2, 4, 5 and 8 by Andrew McCormack, tracks 3, 9 and 10 by Jason Yarde and track 11 by George Gershwin.

Recorded by Jason Yarde and Andrew McCormack at the Ship, Dartington on 12th, 13th & 17th April 2011.
Mixed by Jason Yarde and Andrew McCormack at the Pulse Mill on Tulse Hill in June & July 2011.
Mastered by August Wanngren in August 2011.

Front cover photo and design by Dave Stapleton.
Back photo by Andrew McCormack.

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