What happens if you take 3 great jazz musicians, put them in recording studio, and throw electronic music at them?

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It’s new Max Cooper. Pushing the boundaries of electronic and jazz but still turning in something tuneful, rather than the squalling noise I was expecting.

What happens if you take 3 great jazz musicians, put them in recording studio, and throw electronic music at them?

This project was an experiment into exactly that, with my long running collaborator Kathrin deBoer on vocals, and the greatest trumpet player I’ve yet to hear – Quentin Collins, with Jack Stevens on bass for this one track from the EP too.

We made some recordings where Kathrin and Quentin played at the same time, which was really interesting – I love the way you can hear Kathrin and Quentin almost talking to each other during the track, they sort of imitate and bounce off each other as they go along. They were having a lot of fun during the recordings and I think it comes through.

The fun we were having making the recordings was aided by the fact that Gearbox records (who are releasing the EP 6th Oct on vinyl, and 3rd Nov on digital) had provided Mark Ronson’s recording studio for us to work in, so it was a pleasure all round.

There are 3 more tracks to come from the release, 2 ambient, and one absolute abomination where I wanted to see what would happen if I made the most f*&ked up track I could and then asked them to improvise over it – more clips and info coming soon.

If you want to catch Quentin Collins playing, he does regular gigs in London at Ronnie Scotts, amongst other places. And Kathrin deBoer has also launched a new solo project under her name, which is also touring and highly recommended.

~ by acidted on October 10, 2014.

3 Responses to “What happens if you take 3 great jazz musicians, put them in recording studio, and throw electronic music at them?”

  1. Why were you expecting a ‘squalling noise?’

  2. […] might remember that at the start of last month we had the first of Max Cooper’s work with jazz musicians on Chronology. This was a real […]

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