WHAT YOUR EARS SAY & WHAT THE COVER LOOKS LIKE
WHAT WE SAY
The succinct jazz from new boys with a long history Bunn DeBrett Quintet, is a masterclass in precision playing, with the room the sounds have to breathe making every note from these London jazz luminaries count double. A really lovely, laid back listen.
WHAT THE RELEASE NOTES SAY
This eponymous album, Bunn Debrett Quintet, owes much to London Transport's 94 Night Bus. Drummer and percussionist Stephen Bunn (Bunny) and guitarist and keys player Jon deBrett first collaborated as founding members of 90's Acid Jazz Records signed act Mother Earth. With further partnerships as remixers, producers and DJs the pair called it quits on the music industry sometime around the turn of the millennium. Then in 2019 they bumped into each other at the world famous 100 Club in London's Oxford Street at a gig featuring a new incarnation of Mother Earth with Matt Deighton from the original line-up. The BDQ album came from the conversations that Stephen and Jon had that night. Indeed it was on the 94 Bus back to Acton (West London) the Bunny decided that he and Jon DeBrett should make music again. As little as a few weeks later they were back in the studio and here is the result. With spoken word vocals from Oakland's poet extraordinaire Tenesha the Wordsmith (Peacocks and Other Savage Beasts) and a line-up (see full list below) that includes Tamar Osborn (Collocutor), Alan Barnes (The Tommy Chase Quartet), Roger Beaujolais (Vibraphonic), Matt Deighton and Neil Corcoran (both Mother Earth) this album will be considered a modern classic that bridges the Jazz scenes of the 80s and 90s to London's innovative, contemporary movement of the present. BDQ is a double album pressed onto 180 gramme, deep groove, heavy vinyl, fully mastered at the Carvery.
Recorded 2020 during lockdown with the help of our friends from around the World.
Limited to 300 copies on 180gm Vinyl
CreditsStephen Bunn (Bunny) - Drums - Percussion
Jon deBrett - Guitar - Rhodes - Piano
Neil Corcoran - Bass
Tenesha the Wordsmith - Spoken Word
Nathan Haines - Flute
Dan Shafran - Trumpet
Tamar Osborn - Baritone Saxophone
Roger Beaujolais - Vibraphone
Alan Barnes - Saxophones - Clarinets
Crispin Taylor - Drums
Matt Deighton - Electric Guitar
Produced by Bunn - Debrett
Mastered and Cut by Frank Merritt at The Carvery, London
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