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Glasgow Dreamer: The Music of Ivor Cutler
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This August I will be recording a new album entitled Glasgow Dreamer: The Music Music of Ivor Cutler, featuring arrangements of the songs of the cult poet, humorist and songwriter.
And! I'm giving everyone the chance to be involved in the making of this record as part of an Indiegogo campaign.
Hand printed, limited edition album artwork by Bafta winner Jonny Hannah and original Ivor Cutler prints by Hugh Bryden will be available for purchase, as well as Ivor Cutler t-shirts and other perks.
Also, we'll be previewing the music from the new album at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival on 24th and 25th August at the Jazz Bar TICKETS
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We're set to record a new album this August called:
'Glasgow Dreamer: The Music of Ivor Cutler'.
This brand new project will feature what I like to call ‘Indie-Jazz’ arrangements of Ivor Cutler’s songs taken from some of his beloved albums such as ‘Velvet Donkey’, ‘A Thin Man’, and ‘Dandruff’
So let me introduce you to the members of this instrumental indie-jazz quartet that will bring the music of Ivor Cutler to life...
Reinier Baas. He plays the guitar...
Reinier is from Amsterdam and leads his band ‘The More Socially Relevant Jazz Music Ensemble’ which has toured globally and is arguably the Netherlands' hottest young jazz act. He has released three records under his own name, most recently the ominously titled 'Smooth Jazz Apocalypse'
Tom Berkmann. He plays the double bass....
Tom hails from Bavaria and has been based in New York for the last few years, recently graduating from Manhattan School of Music. He was a semifinalist in the Jazz Competition of the International Double Bass Convention “Bass 2010″ in Berlin and is a German Academy Award winning film scorer.
Mark Schilders plays the drums. He is so beloved that someone once made ‘make at home masks’ for all his fans to wear at gigs.
Mark is the drummer in Reinier Baas' 'The More Socially Relevant Jazz Music Ensemble', but is an esteemed bandleader in his own right having been selected as ‘Nieuwe Maker’ by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund in collaboration with Stichting Jazz International Rotterdam.
And when you put all of us together, you have ‘Ben Bryden’s Velvet Donkey’ see us LIVE!
We’re launching this new project with a short run at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival on 24th and 25th August 2015, at the Jazz Bar before going into Castlesound Studios to record ‘Glasgow Dreamer, The Music of Ivor Cutler’
We're offering some fantastic perks, including:
Hand printed signed copies of the original album artwork by BAFTA award winning artist Jonny Hannah. These are in a limited edition of 25
Signed copies of an artist's lino print portrait of Ivor Cutler by Hugh Bryden, also in a limited edition
Ivor Cutler T-shirts in a number of colours and sizes.
I'm also offering copies of my previous recording '1957 Flying Scot'
All monies raised will go towards paying the guys in the band for their time and artistic input, covering studio costs (we're recording at the esteemed Castlesound Studios in Scotland) mixing, mastering, licensing the compositions from the estate of Ivor Cutler, duplication and artwork.
Graduate of Manhattan School of Music's Jazz Masters Program with support from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Scottish International Educational Trust, Holywood Trust.
"Quite a talent...One of the rising stars of the UK Jazz scene" - Stephen Duffy, BBC Radio Scotland