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Cole, Laura: Enough [2 CDS] (Discus)

Pianist Laura Cole's first solo album presents 2 CDs; the first a collection of arrangements of pieces given to Cole for the album from friends and colleagues, including Robert Mitchell, Alex Wilson, Nikki Iles, Jason Yarde and Corey Mwamba; the 2nd disc, "As Warm As The Sun" is a collection of compositions and improvisations by Cole herself.
 

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UPC: 5051078963129

Label: Discus
Catalog ID: 71CD
Squidco Product Code: 26733

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: UK
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Steinway recording, in Lincolnshire, UK, on November 17th and 20th, 2018, by Spencer Cozens.

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"Enough is pianist/composer Laura Cole's first solo album. It is a double album: one disc is entitled 'This is Water', and is a collection (on tracks 1 to 10) of arrangements of pieces given to Laura for the album from esteemed friends and colleagues, such as Robert Mitchell, Alex Wilson, Nikki Iles, Jason Yarde and Corey Mwamba; and the other disc, entitled As Warm As The Sun, is a collection of compositions and improvisations by Laura herself. This album was developed during a residency at Lyth Arts Centre, in Wick, Scotland, in September 2017; a few months later, it was sensitively recorded at Steinway Recording by Spencer Cozens. Enough represents a highly personal gathering of musical ideas and intimate emotional journeys, and is an attempt to express this in the solo format. The basis for this album was inspired by Laura reading the sculptor Anne Truitt's journal, Daybook, and is an exploration of emotional themes related to the nature of composing and improvising, both as a musician and a mother. The wider context to both the conception and recording of 'Enough' was an attempt to express the real life challenges outside of music which Laura experienced during that time; this context was explored and brought into focus during the residency, in particular in regards to the relationship between the private and public."-Discus Music

"I would like to say a very warm thank you to Jason, Chris, Julie, Martin, Sarah, Ruth, Kim, Seth, Alex, Robert, Corey and Nikki for contributing their beautiful pieces for me to arrange for this album. It was an honour and an inspiration to work on them.

'Crossing...' and 'Crossing.' are improvisations based on Walt Shaw's mixed media painting, 'Crossing', which appears as the front cover artwork on this album.

'Extinguish' is for my daughter, Martha. I asked Martha to suggest a title for the composition I would write for her; and she answered immediately with the word 'extinguish'. So I wrote the piece based on this word.

'As Warm As The Sun' is for Corey Mwamba.

'Enough...' and 'Enough.' are for the sculptor, Anne Truitt, and are based on her amazing journal, 'Daybook'; reading this book was the main impetus for embarking on a residency to prepare for this album, at Lyth Arts Centre, Wick, Scotland, in September 2017.

'Garden...' and 'Garden.' are improvisations based on Walt Shaw's mixed media painting, 'Garden', which appears as the back cover artwork on this album.

'For Sam' is for Sam the Steinway at Lyth Arts Centre, whom I worked with on my residency. Sam was a lovely companion; we shared some special moments!"-Laura Cole


Artist Biographies

"Laura Cole is a jazz composer/pianist who lives in Leeds but whose band (Metamorphic) is based in London. Metamorphic features, Kerry Andrew (vocals), Chris Williams (alto),John Martin (tenor/soprano), Paul Sandy (bass), Tom Greenhalgh (drums).

Metamorphic will play in Jazz in the Round at the Cockpit Theatre on Monday January 28th. They also have a gig at the Vortex on the 24th February with Frank Byng's (Slowfoot Records) quintet, Snorkel.

The group have one album out (The Rock Between, 2011, F-IRECD43 - reviewed by Chris Parker), and release their follow up (Coalescence, also on F-IRE) later this year (2013).

Laura also has a blog which discusses the issues that women face in music and holds a First Class Honours Degree in Jazz from Middlesex University."

-London Jazz News (http://www.londonjazznews.com/2013/01/artist-profile-laura-cole.html)
6/19/2024

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Track Listing:



CD1



1. Unisome (Unisin, Unison, Unisone, Unisum)! 2:16

2. Shapes And Sizes 5:57

3. Subside 3:21

4. Nardis / Solar / I Like To Sound Like A Rainforest / I Thank You God 4:31

5. Default Settings 3:16

6. Alsten 3:49

7. Rendezvous 5:16

8. Quantum 6:48

9. Forgotten Letters; Bereft; Tears; Bright Grey 15:31

10. Meditations; Fade (Over) 8:08 CD2



1. The Crossing... 5:26

2. The Crossing. 3:04

3. Extinguish 3:05

4. 907 / Room With A View 3:58

5. Sorrow And A Beautiful Blue Butterfly 3:19

6. As Warm As The Sun 7:05

7. Enough... 6:28

8. Enough. 3:13

9. The Sphinx 8:44

10. Outgoing Vessels 6:15

11. Garden... 4:46

12. Garden. 2:15

13. For Sam 2:11

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