THIS IS THE 10th ALBUM IN MY "10 ALBUMS IN 10yrs PROJECT"
ABC's JAZZ ALBUM OF THE WEEK - www.abc.net.au/jazz/featured-music/feature-albums/another-moment-in-time-spike-mason/12910170
I'm really proud of this album, but I can't take all the credit - this album is a collaborative effort between all five of us. The wonderful musicians on this recording have been some of my dearest friends for about 25yrs - so much music has been shared between us. The compositions are all unique and yet they fit together so well. After the success of our first album "A Moment In Time" - Mike, Mark, Henri and I really wanted to record a second one. But it took about another 4yrs to get us all in the same city again.
We also decided to add a drummer to the group and Cameron Reid was the correct choice - the lovliest cat ever, and a deep and beautiful musician also.
We really hope you enjoy the performances of these tunes.
When the world is open again we'll have to tour this and the first album's music all about the place.
Stay safe and show love to all.
"The interesting outcome of the 10 albums project is that I already have another album ready to release, another one half completed, and another set of tunes that I still have to record. It seems like this project will keep going for a while longer. I guess the process turned the tap on - so I'm just going to let it keep flowing…”
released October 23, 2020
spike mason :: soprano, alto, tenor saxophones
mike kenny :: trumpet, flugelhorn
henri peipman :: piano, fender rhodes
mark lau :: double bass
cameron reid :: drums
River Jordan :: composed by spike mason & mark lau
Waiting And Leaving and Yigdal Saam :: composed by mark lau
Bach and Armando :: composed by henri peipman
Jemmy's Jim Jam and Bossa For Bruce :: composed by mike kenny
The Chalice and Water For Alan :: composed by spike mason
recorded on 11th august 2018 at 301 studios sydney by james kennedy
mixed and mastered in oct 2020 by james kennedy
artwork by sonia kemps
very special thanks and much love to my dear friend Alan Webb, who lent me his Selmer Mk VI tenor sax for this recording - how beautiful was it to play? Listen to the opening notes on the 5th tune 'The Chalice'
My deepest felt love and thanks to Mike, Cameron, Henk, Mark and James. Beautiful people, artists, and friends.