The Face Of Mount Molehill (LP)

Neil Cowley Trio

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Jazz, Contemporary
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November 12, 2012

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180 gm vinyl LP edition with free HD download code.

Neil Cowley has long held a reputation as a maverick genre-bending pianist/composer with a subversive take on the traditional jazz piano trio.

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.

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.

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Key Value
Catalogue number NAIMLP182X
Barcode 0797537118222
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 180g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 310mm x 5mm x 310mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. Lament 03:11:00
2. Rooster Was A Witness 03:46:00
3. Fable 02:55:00
4. Meyer 03:33:00
5. Skies Are Rare 04:13:00
6. Mini Ha Ha 03:24:00

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Slims 03:49:00
2. Distance By Clockwork 04:21:00
3. The Face Of Mount Molehill 03:20:00
4. Hope Machine 06:13:00
5. La Porte 04:23:00
6. Sirens Last Look Back 02:33:00