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Shol - A Journey Within

Shol - A Journey Within
The founding members of Shol, trumpeter Christopher Skepper and pianist Andrew Harrison, started as a duo in 2004 exploring original compositions that blended the immediacy of free improvisation with the structure of contemporary jazz, and the texture of industrial soundscapes. Shol's musical journey moved into a new phase once drummer Chris Lewis and bassist John O'Hagan joined the group, adding rhythmic sophistication and solid groove to the mix. With saxophonist Chris Pappas expanding and consolidating the lineup in 2012, the circle was complete. The group unearthed a deep-rooted awareness of unity and the true sound of Shol was born. Shol's music has its roots in the band's love of hard bop and free jazz, paying homage to the masters - Miles Davis, Coltrane, Shorter, Cecil Taylor, Mingus, Monk; the list goes on. Yet this uniquely Australian sound lives completely in the present day, imbued with a sense of energetic urgency that unreservedly demands attention. Each member of Shol is a composer in their own right, drawing upon the influences and experiences that have molded and shaped them throughout their individual musical pilgrimages. Shol's engaging and rich palette is infused and defined by the collective sum of these five musical narratives.

About this track...

A piece I wrote when I was unconsciously singing 7/4 time signature bass groove in the shower. I expanded on that, adding a melody and a bridge section in 6/4 time and the song was finished. Odd time, medium tempo jazz groove.

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Number Of People In Act 5 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In VIC
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Melbourne
Taken From The Release Titled Shol
Copyright Holder's Name Shol
Publisher Shol
Media Servicing Date 2014-10-24
Main Genre Jazz
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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Content Provider Newmarket Music