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Recorded for his 60th birthday celebrations, this all star recording includes Mike Fletcher (sax, bagpipes), Percy Pursglove (trumpet), Mike Hurley (piano/organ), Chris Mapp (bass) and Mark Sanders (drums) plus special quests Simon hall (bass trombone) and Bethan Jones (bass drum).

Dunmall, Paul Sextet
Life in Four Parts

Dunmall, Paul Sextet: Life in Four Parts (FMR)

Label: FMR    
Released in: Great Britain    

Recorded for his 60th birthday celebrations this release presents an all star recording for an extended sextet with guests, performing Dunmalls "Life In Four Parts". The work, plus a short introductory piece, shows Dunmall's talents in a variety of ways, borrowing from free improvisation, swing, groove and textural work to creative a massive and thoroughly entertaining piece of music. Ample room is given to each soloist, and the fourth part stars with a section for one of Dunmall's incidental instruments, the bagpipes, performed by himself and Mike Fletcher.

It's hard to believe that Dunmall is turning 60 with this release, his playing and writing are vigorous, creative and joyful, and he draws those qualities from his band as a great leader. Truly impressive, exuberant and insightful improvisation.

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Product Information:

UPC: 061762903439

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: CD380-0714
Squidco Product Code: 20001

Format: CD
Condition: Sale (New)
Released: 2014
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Birmingham Conservatoire, on March 7th 2014 by Simon Hall.


Mike Fletcher-alto saxophone, flute, bagpipes

Chris Mapp-bass

Mark Sanders-drums

Mike Hurley-piano, organ

Percy Pursglove-trumpet

Paul Dunmall-tenor saxophone, flute, bagpipes

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Track Listing:

1. Dancing For Joy At The Hermit's Hideaway 1:11

2. Part One 11:57

3. Part Two 16:24

4. Part Three 16:49

5. Part Four 15:46

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