The Face Of Mount Molehill

Neil Cowley Trio

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Jazz, Contemporary
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January 23, 2012

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Cementing his position as a dazzling composer of extraordinary talent, Cowley and his trio scale the gargantuan summit of Mount Molehill where they explore the heights of everyday trivia, and score it to a soaring overture of epic proportions.

The Face of Mount Molehill is the magnificent new album from the Neil Cowley Trio. Following on from the trio's critically-acclaimed 2010 release, Radio Silence, this new recording looks set to launch the music of Neil Cowley yet further into the listening public's consciousness.

Nourishing his fondness for grand, commanding sounds, Cowley has begun a love affair with orchestration. Having spent the past year writing and arranging specifically for his trio and strings, he records, for the first time ever, with a string ensemble.

The music is expansive, dynamic and deeply engaging. With the addition of soundscape textures from guitarist Leo Abrahams, (renowned for his collaborative work with Brian Eno) the Face of Mount Molehill represents a substantial shift in direction. Comprising 12 original tracks, the album takes the listener on an exciting musical journey from pomp and splendour to poignant, lyrical episodes; from sprightly and whimsical to powerful, rhythmic melodies.

It would be far too simplistic to slot this thrilling music into the jazz pigeonhole; sure, it is instrumental but these songs without words have the power to break down standard perceptions of genre. Their sheer emotion and energy touch lovers of all music.

The Neil Cowley Trio are known for their remarkable and engaging live performances, which always maintain a quirky sense of humour at their core. In March 2012, the trio will perform with a specially selected ensemble of string players, The Mount Molehill Strings, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London's South Bank, ahead a further UK tour.


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Key Value
Catalogue number NAIMCD171X
Barcode 0797537117126
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 62g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Lament -
2. Rooster Was A Witness -
3. Fable -
4. Meyer -
5. Skies Are Rare -
6. Mini Ha Ha -
7. Slims -
8. Distance By Clockwork -
9. The Face Of Mount Molehill -
10. Hope Machine -
11. La Porte -
12. Sirens Last Look Back -