Driving Hat: The West End Composers Collective play the music of Rafael Karlen

by The West End Composers Collective

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about

Founded by trumpeter/composer Laura Kahle and pianist/arranger Steve Newcomb, the 10-piece West End Composers Collective began in 2003 as a monthly gathering of Brisbane’s creative improvising musicians, composers and arrangers to workshop original works. The ensemble has since released two recordings featuring original material and performed throughout Australia.

Driving Hat is their second album and features the music of Rafael Karlen. Utilizing the unique skills of the Collectives' ten members, Rafael embraces each musicians individual strengths to deliver a collaboration of unified sound around his rich harmonies and melodic lines. Driving Hat solidifies the ensembles aim to produce an outstanding contemporary jazz album of original Australian compositions. The title track, Driving Hat was a finalist in the 2009 Jazz Bell Award for Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year

credits

released August 2, 2008

Megan Washington - special guest vocalist on Water and Time
Hannah Macklin - vocalist on Driving Hat
Mark Spencer - alto saxophone
Rafael Karlen - tenor saxophone and flutes
Graeme Norris - baritone saxophone
Shannon Marshall - trumpet and flugelhorn
Mikael Strand - trombone
James Sherlock - guitar
Steve Newcomb - piano
Georgia Weber - bass
Joe Marchisella - drums

All tracks composed and arranged by Rafael Karlen
Lyrics on Water and Time by Megan Washington

Recorded at Yooniq studios 31/01-1/02 2008 by Mark Smith with technical assistance by Ben Stewart

Mixed by Mark Smith at Real Productions
Mastered by David Neil at Modern Mastering

Produced by Rafael Karlen and Steve Newcomb
Executive producer -Lynette Irwin

Design and cover photograph by Dave Collins

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