Darly Runswick: Late Jazz


Release Date: 11-24-2023

SKU: 7141148049742

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Darly Runswick: Late Jazz

1. Product Details

This is mostly a piano album. Two of the tracks feature my specially-adapted guitars, the fretless alto and the piccolo bass, and four have vocals, but the basic unit is piano, sometimes solo, sometimes with bass, sometimes bass and drums (the wonderful Caroline Boaden). I call the album Late Jazz not only in honour of 'that jazz time of night' but also because, unlike all my other ASC releases, these are not historic recordings from the 1970s but new ones, often based around my One Man Show, in which most of them featured. So they're late-period Runswick. The compositions too are recent (except of course the standards), all but one written since the Millennium. (Sulkin is from the 1990s.) To You: the 'you' is of course my wife Alison Truefitt: she is the 'you' of everything I do. Tea For Two (with vocals) can be heard - anywhere else you look - as an up-tempo novelty number (even Thelonious did it that way) but following in the magisterial steps of Dame Cleo Laine I do it as a tender ballad. Sixes and Sevens has a latin beat with six-beat phrases and seven-phrase choruses. Sulkin (a piano solo) uses the improvising sequence from John Coltrane's wonderful Wise One. Autumn Leaves (with fretless alto guitar): I devised a new, tangential chord sequence for this. I originally intended to superimpose my own tune, but the beautiful original insisted on creeping into my solo. I Worry Sometimes (with vocals) takes it's title from a line in Joni Mitchell's song Court and Spark. Bayou Bear (solo piano) is named after it's own first three notes ('ba-you bear...') Clogs (with vocals) is a diatribe against the academicization of jazz, and contains a direct quotation from Miles Himself. Makes a Start (a barrel-house blues for solo piano) was written as a show opener. Things We Said Today (piccolo bass and vocals) is an old, neglected Beatles number which I sang to Alison when we first got together all those years ago. Now with her encroaching dementia it becomes even more poignant.

  1. Tea for Two (Youmans Caesar)
  2. Sixes ; Sevens (Runswick)
  3. Sulkin (Runswick)
  4. Autumn Leaves (Kosma Mercer)
  5. I Worry Sometimes (Runswick)
  6. To You (Runswick)
  7. Bayou Bear (Runswick)
  8. Clogs (Runswick)
  9. Makes a Start (Runswick)
  10. Things We Said Today (Lennon-McCartney)

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