Free Nelson MandoomJazz
Free Nelson Mandoomjazz are a three-piece band formed in Edinburgh playing an experimental blend of doom metal and free jazz.
Influenced principally by artists such as Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Sun Ra, Sonny Rollins, Albert Ayler and Wayne Shorter, they term their music doom jazz.
The band formed when all three members met through playing for the same blues band. Paul Archibald (drums) and Colin Stewart (bass) started discussing musical influences, and the concept of Free Nelson Mandoomjazz was born.
With the addition of Rebecca Sneddon (alto saxophone) the band recorded two EPs independently (‘The Shape of Doomjazz to come’ &‘Saxophone Giganticus’) before signing to Rare Noise Records.
The band's sound has progressed with each new recording, one notable track being Archibald's arrangement of Baroque composer Scarlatti's K54, a whirlwind composition encompassing elements of bop and heavy doom while maintaining many elements of the original.
Free Nelson Mandoomjazz will be releasing new recordings of their original EPs early in 2014 followed by a brand new album later in the year which promises to show further progression and development in their sound.
Discovered by Eraldo Bernocchi, Free Nelson MandoomJazz (Rebecca Sneddon on Saxophone, Colin Stewart on Bass and Paul Archibald on Drums) entered GorbalsStudios in Glasgow early Autumn 2013 to both re-record their original compositions (three from their self-produced debut EP "The Shape Of DoomJazz To Come" and four from their also self-produced follow-up EP "Saxophone Giganticus") and to record new material which will appear on their sophomore Full Length Album to be released in 2015.
Over three intense days they recorded 15 magnificent tracks, which were then subjected to the magic touch of Italian soundsculptor Eraldo Bernocchi, who edited and mixed the material.
This resulted in a first release (The current Double EP) which is both tenderly delicate and colossally heavy, balancing the two extremes with maximal grace and musical intelligence.
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