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Rosie Turton – Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II [self released]

Rosie Turton self-released her new EP, Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II. It follows the release of the trombonist’s debut LP Rosie’s 5ive (Jazz re:freshed) in 2019, which solidified her unique voice as a composer and bandleader within the UK jazz scene. Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II is an exploration of impermanence and evolution and how this intertwines music and mind.

The EP starts with an intense Part I, unsettling tensions between the rhythm section interspersed with the flickering of electronic sounds. Through this bed of sound comes a melancholic song-like melody. It leads into Part II with a brief calming of the storm, and suddenly erupts into a mood bringing sunshine and brightness. Reminiscent of the joyful music of Pharoah Sanders and Abdullah Ibrahim.

 

Listen to Rosie Turton new EP, Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II:

Parts I and II are a story of finding a way to break through the turbulence and remembering that on the other side of the storm there is always the sun shining. I enjoy the sudden emotional contrasts in music, I want to draw people in and take them on a journey as they listen to it. The EP’s concept is about the impermanence of ideas and concepts, acknowledging the contrasts between moments in time. The B Side is reworks of ideas, I really enjoy exploring new directions that a composition can take, it’s limitless. I don’t want it to just stop at when a tune is immortalized through being recorded and put out on a record, says Rosie.

 

Personnel:

Rosie Turton – trombone
Johanna Burnheart – violin
Maria Chiara Argirò – piano (Part I & II), synthesizers (The Unknown)
Twm Dylan – bass
Jake Long – drums
Ben Hayes -electronics (Part I & II)
Tom Oldfield – cello (Part I)

Part II - Jitwam’s Ronnie in the Attic Mixxx:
Composed, produced and mixed by Jitwam
NATE08 - bass

 

 

 

 

Tracklist:

1. 1. Part I
2. Part II
3. The Unknown (rework)
4. Part II - Jitwam's Ronnie in the Attic Mixxx

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