When Life Was In Black and White
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DAVE STAPLETON piano
MARCIN WRIGHT saxophones
JONNY BRUCE trumpet/ fluglehorn
PAULA GARDINER double bass
ELLIOT BENNETT drums
PAUL DUNMALL tenor saxophone
DERI ROBERTS trombone
1. Fourmotion 4:26
2. Nearly But Not Quite 7:24
3. Images 5:30
4. Mr. Snozman 6:34
5. I Don’t Mind Doing It 1:11
6. Ledled 7:19
7. Manfred 6:26
8. When Life Was In Black and White 8:19
9. Lazy Blinker 7:06
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’. GUARDIAN
‘This music is vital and fresh…full of powerful riffs, melodic hooks and intriguing and surprising turns of phrase…this is up there with the Barkers, Sheppards and Baptistes of the UK scene’. JAZZWISE
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.