I am the Spring. You are the Earth. This is the reason I bought the album. I can't say it's an original concept or anything but there's a huge joy in the sonority of the different instruments deployed. It's immersive, big, harmonic.
1 Jumping In 10:48 (Laura Jurd)
2 Ishtar 12:10 (Elliot Galvin)
3 I Am The Spring, You Are The Earth 08:45 (Soosan Lolavar)
4 Jump Cut Shuffle 09:27 (Laura Jurd)
5 Companion Species 08:43 (Anja Lauvdal, Heida K.Johannesdottir)
6 Stepping Back 08:06 (Laura Jurd)
With Stepping Back, Jumping In, Laura Jurd has created an ecosystem full of sonic contrast, multiple layers and dimensions, with rigorous composition alongside improvisatory spaces. The result is dynamic, vibrant music that welcomes multiple listens and showcases some of the most exciting composer-instrumentalists around today.
released July 19, 2019
Recorded by Sonny Johns at The Sage Gateshead, 4th & 5th March 2019
Mixed by Sonny Johns at The Nave.
Mastered by Andrew Tulloch at The Blue Studio.
supported by 60 fans who also own “Stepping Back, Jumping In”
September 2018. It's July 2020 now. I'm feeling that's too long, y'know..?
This stuff's addictive. You just have to get more of it.
The composition and performance on show are in a class of their own. But I say that every time.
This is jazz like nothing else. Peter Jones