The next Great Divide album (working title: River’s Tent) will probably be now ready for release early 2016. All the instrumental tracks are recorded (featuring among others, guitarist Neil Taylor, trumpeter Byron Wallen, the Estilo String Quartet). Half of the vocals are recorded. Over the next few weeks we will be aiming to finish the vocal recordings and mix the album. Hopefully a video for Ibrahim (featuring Robert Wyatt) will proceed the full album release.
In other news I have begun writing and arranging a jazz album for trumpet and strings and am in the early stages of a new film project. For updates from The Great Divide, you can follow us on facebook at http://www.thegreatdivide.co.uk.
The next Great Divide album, working title “The River’s Tent” will be out in September 2015, preceeded by the single “Ibrahim” featuring Robert Wyatt on Vocals and Tenor Horn. This song will have its International Radio debut tonight (14th Dec) between midnight and 1:00 on Stuart Maconie’s BBC6Music show. The whole show is Robert Wyatt collaborations which promises to be great. It was an immense pleasure working with Robert and I hope people enjoy this song. You’ll be able to listen to it afterwards at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04v5f95
Whilst I am still getting a lot of interest in Nakba, I have moved on to new projects…
I am currently scoring a short film and am doing some work for a feature film in pre-production. More about both of those when I can confirm details.
I am also well into the next Great Divide album. The whole album is written and we have recorded two songs. Very lucky to have the legendary Robert Wyatt sing on one of those, “Ibrahim”. I hope to announce more guest appearances over the next few months as the album comes into shape.
“There’s rarely a dull moment on this dynamically performed, well-crafted set of compositions.” Jazzwise, Dec 2013
Follow the links on the ‘Shop’ page to purchase, or go to Ray’s Jazz shop in London.
The album Nakba : A Jazz suite for Palestine is available to pre-order now at: http://theinterruptingsheep.bandcamp.com/
All pre-orders will receive the first track immediately, CDs will ship on or shortly after 11th Nov, downloads will be instantly available.
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Please find a short film about the making of ‘Nakba’ below. The album will be released worldwide and physically, here on The Interrupting Sheep, on Monday 11th November.
We will be launching the album with a gig at The Vortex in London on Wednesday November 6th. Signed copies and other goodies will be available there.