Jamie Saft continues his collaboration with eclectic UK-based label RareNoise in 2018. On a roll after releasing his first ever solo piano album in January, the aptly named Solo A Genova, the Upstate New York-based artist presents a further facet of his seemingly boundless talent for composition, performance, invention and in this case, for acting as master of ceremonies to a group of exciting and innovative musicians.
His latest formation, the Jamie Saft Quartet sees repeated collaborators, celebrated saxophonists Bill McHenry and bassists Bradley Jones as well as in rising star of the drums Nasheet Waits.
Recorded in the Autumn of 2017 in Jamie Saft’s Potterville International Sound studio Upstate New York, co-produced by Saft and Chris Castagno, mixed and mastered by Chris Castagno in Colombia, Blue Dream showcases nine new vibrant, spiritual and energetic compositions by Jamie Saft, as well as three mesmerising standards.
Jamie Saft : piano
Bill McHenry : tenor saxophone
Bradley Christopher Jones : acoustic bass
Nasheet Waits : drums
3. Sword’s Water
4. Violets For Your Furs
5. Blue Dream
6. Infinite Compassion
7. Sweet Lorraine
10. Words and Deeds
11. Mysterious Arrangements
12. There’s a Lull In My Life
All Music written by Jamie Saft and published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS), except
‘Violets for Your Furs’ : music by Matt Dennis and lyrics by Tom Adair
‘Sweet Lorraine’ music by Cliff Burwell and lyrics by Mitchell Parish
‘There’s a Lull In My Life’ written by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel
Recorded by Jamie Saft and Brian Gunn at Potterville International Sound, NY, Fall 2017
Mixed and Mastered by Christian Castagno in Minca, Colombia
Art and Design by Steven Erdman
Additional Layout assistance by Graham Schreiner
Piano Tuned and prepared by Steve Greenstein R.P.T.
Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords: Giacomo Bruzzo
© + ℗ RareNoiseRecords 2018