Over a career now spanning nearly thirty years, Jamie Saft has established himself as one of the visionaries of contemporary American music.
As a composer, pianist and keyboard innovator, and collaborator of music icons such as Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, the B-52s, Donovan, John Adams and John Zorn, he has been fearless in his pursuit of spiritual elevation through music that both seeks to embrace the whole American canon, and also transcend it, by seamlessly assimilating genres, traditions, idioms and timelines.
His collaboration with London based progressive label RareNoise, now dating back to 2012, reflects this polymathic approach, as can be gleaned from listening to the array of path-breaking, irreducible recordings he released with them: among these, one of the most successful was a piano trio collaboration with jazz giants Steve Swallow and Bobby Previte The New Standard.
In Loneliness Road, the follow-up album to that acclaimed 2014 release, the trio of Saft, Swallow and Previte are joined on three tracks by singer Iggy Pop.
Jamie Saft : Piano
Steve Swallow : Bass
Bobby Previte : Drums
Iggy Pop : Vocals on “Don’t Lose Yourself”, “Loneliness Road”, “Everyday”
1. Ten Nights
2. Little Harbor
4. Don’t Lose Yourself (w. Iggy Pop)
7. The Barrier
9. Loneliness Road (w. Iggy Pop)
10. Unclouded Moon
12. Everyday (w. Iggy Pop)
All music written by Jamie Saft and Published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS) except:
“Don’t Lose Yourself,” “ Loneliness Road,” and “Everyday”
music by Jamie Saft and Iggy Pop and lyrics by Iggy Pop
Published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS) and Top Notch Booty (BMI),
All Rights Pertaining to Top Notch Booty (BMI) Administered by BMG Rights Management
Produced by Jamie Saft and Christian Castagno
Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords : Giacomo Bruzzo
Recorded and mixed direct to 2 track analog
by Christian Castagno at Potterville International Sound, NY
Assisted by Vin Cin
Iggy Pop vocals recorded by Rafael Pereira at Elite Music Studios, Miami, FL
Mastered and lacquers cut by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, NY
Art and Design by Vanessa Saft and Graham Schreiner
Piano tuned and prepared by Steve Greenstein R.P.T.
Jamie Saft and Loneliness Road Photos by Ramona Saft c. 2017
Steve Swallow and Bobby Previte photos by Jamie Saft c. 2016
Band photo by Vin Cin c. 2016
Special thanks to Andrew Roberts & Purple Audio, Matt Marinelli & Coral Sound,
John Klett & Tech Mecca, Henry McGroggan, Bill Laswell, Vin Cin, & Chuck Hammer.
Iggy Pop appears courtesy of Thousand Mile Inc.
© + ℗ RareNoiseRecords 2017