Greg Foat - The Mage (LP) (Athens Of The North)

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Greg Foat - The Mage (LP) (Athens Of The North)

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Acclaimed jazz pianist Greg Foat returns with full group backing, featuring legendary UK jazz players Ray Russell, Duncan Lamont and Art Themen, joined by a stellar line-up inc. Warren Hampshire (The Bees), Moses Boyd (Exodus), Malcolm Catto (The Heliocentrics) & full choir. Serious!

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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.

Additional Information

Additional Information

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
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Track 2 Title Endless Love
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Track 3 Title Drifting
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Track 4 Title The Magic Radish
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Track 5 Title The High Priestess
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Track 6 Title Incantation
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Track 7 Title The Mage
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