Greg Foat's 9th album 'The Mage' joins the dots between the past and future of British jazz. Enlisting the talents of jazz/library/soundtrack legends Duncan Lamont, Art Themen, Ray Russell and Clark Tracey to collaborate with their modern contemporaries Greg Foat, Moses Boyd and Heliocentric's drummer Malcolm Catto to create something undeniably British but outward looking and global.
A long time personal ambition for Greg was to work with Trinidadian songstress Kathy Garcia, on 'The Mage', this wish is granted as she joins him to re-imagine the deep Xian masterpiece 'Of my Hands', 45 years after recording it as a young girl.
Greg's compositions and arrangements showcase the old and new, downtempo folkscapes, free jazz with notes of hip-hop and soul from the young team flavouring the mix. Featuring Simon Ljungman and Friends as a male choir, Greg's EMS Synthi AKS experiments (made famous by Dr Who) the album is a testament to the versatility and pure musicality of all those involved and Greg Foat's ability to bring artists together to record beautiful, timeless music.
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Artist Greg Foat Label Athens Of The North Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 12" Genre Folk, Jazz, Soul Release Date 3 May 2019 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title Of My Hands Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP016/01+Of+My+Hands.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title Endless Love Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP016/02+Endless+Love.mp3 Track 3 Position A3 Track 3 Title Drifting Track 3 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP016/03+Drifting.mp3 Track 4 Position A4 Track 4 Title The Magic Radish Track 4 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP016/04+The+Magic+Radish.mp3 Track 5 Position B1 Track 5 Title The High Priestess Track 5 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP016/05+The+High+Priestess.mp3 Track 6 Position B2 Track 6 Title Incantation Track 6 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP016/06+Incantation.mp3 Track 7 Position B3 Track 7 Title The Mage Track 7 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP016/07+The+Mage.mp3 Track 8 Position No Track 8 Title No Track 8 Preview URL No Track 9 Position No Track 9 Title No Track 9 Preview URL No Track 10 Position No Track 10 Title No Track 10 Preview URL No Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No