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Free Nelson MandoomJazz

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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 Organ Grinder

With the release of 2013‘s double EP The Shape of Doomjazz To Come/Saxophone Giganticus, the renegade Scottish trio Free Nelson Mandoomjazz laid out its musical manifesto in bone-crunching terms and followed up in 2014 with the equally potent Awakening of a Capital. Both recordings showcased the Edinburgh-based musicians Colin Stewart (bass), Paul Archibald (drums) and Rebecca Sneddon (alto sax) in a provocative blend of doom metal and free jazz, influenced principally by such artists as Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Sun Ra, Sonny Rollins, Albert Ayler and Wayne Shorter.

The band's sound has progressed with each new recording, and now with The Organ Grinder they take it up a couple of notches. While retaining the same intensely throbbing core that is at the heart of Free Nelson Mandoomjazz music, the addition of trumpeter Luc Klein and trombonist Patrick Darley on a few tracks brings new colors and textures to the proceedings. This is a bigger, bolder vision for the group without forsaking its punk-jazz essence.

Recorded at the Reid Hall in Edinburgh, The Organ Grinder presents a new and expanded vision for the sound of the band, owing as much to 11 new compositions as to the new extend lineup and to intrinsic nature of the concert hall it was recorded in, itself famed for enjoying large amounts of reverb.

Tracklisting

1. Open The Gate
2. You Are Old, Father William
3. Funambule
4. The Woods
5. Calcutta Cutie
6. LORA
7. Bicycle Day
8. Inferno Pt. 1
9. Shapeshifter
10. Always Go Left In The Maze
11. Om

Musicians

Rebecca Sneddon – saxophones
Colin Stewart – electric bass
Paul Archibald – drums and percussion (Piano on 5, Organ on 11)

With the participation of

Luc Klein – trumpet (2/5/6/9)
Patrick Darley – trombone (4/6)

Pre-Order now as COMBO, DOUBLE VINYL or CD and get the digital files  immediately (see below).

Shipping of CDs will begin September 30th.

Shipping of COMBOs and VINYL will begin October 28th. 

Digital Downloads available immediately.

The Organ Grinder (Combo)
The Organ Grinder (Combo)
£19.99
The Organ Grinder (Double LP)
The Organ Grinder (Double LP)
£14.99
The Organ Grinder (CD)
The Organ Grinder (CD)
£8.99
The Organ Grinder (Download - HD FLAC)
The Organ Grinder (Download - HD FLAC)
£8.99
The Organ Grinder (Download - FLAC)
The Organ Grinder (Download - FLAC)
£5.49
The Organ Grinder (Download - MP3)
The Organ Grinder (Download - MP3)
£3.99

Awakening Of A Capital

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 Awakening Of A Capital, the new full length Album whose title refers back to Luigi Russolo's 1913 experiments in musique concrète.

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.

Awakening Of A Capital picks up where the first double EP left - finding the sweet point were the power of doom meets the free voicings of Albert Ayler, where Sunn O)))) Meets Sun Ra

Available now as COMBO, VINYL or CD and multiple Download formats

COMBO includes free mp3 and free flac.

Single VINYL and CD include  free mp3. .

Awakening Of A Capital (CD)
Awakening Of A Capital (CD)
£8.99
Awakening Of A Capital (Combo)
Awakening Of A Capital (Combo)
£18.99
Awakening Of A Capital (Download - FLAC)
Awakening Of A Capital (Download - FLAC)
£5.49
Awakening Of A Capital (Download - HD FLAC)
Awakening Of A Capital (Download - HD FLAC)
£8.99
Awakening Of A Capital (Download - MP3)
Awakening Of A Capital (Download - MP3)
£3.99
Awakening Of A Capital (Single LP)
Awakening Of A Capital (Single LP)
£13.99

Double EP

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. 

 

Available now as COMBO, VINYL or CD and get the digital files  immediately (see below). 

 

Double EP (CD)
Double EP (CD)
£9.99
Double EP (Combo)
Double EP (Combo)
£19.99
Double EP (Download - FLAC)
Double EP (Download - FLAC)
£5.49
Double EP (Download - HD FLAC)
Double EP (Download - HD FLAC)
£9.99
Double EP (Download - MP3)
Double EP (Download - MP3)
£3.99
Double EP (Single LP)
Double EP (Single LP)
£13.99