an idea of the 'sound' of the songs somewhere in my mind helped when it
came to developing and recording the material.
Howard Cairn's Bass sound
is rich and dark. He is a wonderfully expressive musician, with an understanding
of most music styles, in particular, gospel, blues and jazz.
Nicola Eveleigh and I have
played together in the Wild dog band and Lighthouse. She weaves melodic
responses with passion and creative imagination. Her bass flute sound
is uniquely beautiful. for more info www.cocoslunch.com
was also a key part of the sound of Wild dog and Lighthouse. In this group,
his harmonised trumpet joins Howard and Nicola to create a warm bed of
sound that stretches like the sea and land. His solo statements are melodic
Michael Jordan understands how to play stories, sung or spoken.
His drumming is supportive, with deliciously delicate accents, yet strong
and informed. In the many years that we have played and recorded together
we have developed quite an intuitive musical relationship.
Denis Close, perfect timing
and a joy to work with. His unassuming nature belies a passion and deep
sensitivity for the rhythms and sounds of Latin percussive instruments.
He adds cheeky comments to our musical conversations.
Doug DeVries is a virtuoso of stringed instruments, whose sense
of appropriateness, and invention, enabled the development of the work.
Doug makes simple ideas sound beautiful and is always ready to maintain
the integrity of the original intentions. for more info www.dougdevries.com
Special Thanks to Brian Brown,
and Tony Gould for recording
some special songs, that I felt from the beginning, belonged to each one
of them. see www.bobsedergreen.com
Through our music, a bed of sound, the feeling shifting and changing,
like a sandy bottom beneath unsettled waters, we make our lyric journey.
Learning with fragments and images of history, how to sail through a dangerous