FILE UNDER: JAZZ LIBRARY ELECTRONIC BARCODE: CD:5050580689640 LP:5050580689633
HAMPSHIRE & FOAT - NIGHTSHADE label: ATHENS OF THE NORTH (AOTN-018)

 

 

Tracklist

01 Jasmine play button
02 Mariposa Lily play button
03 Antonio's Theme play button
04 Coastal Drive play button
05 Lost In Nostalgia play button
06 Introduction play button
07 Nightshade (Echo Flute & Bowed Bass) play button
08 Nightshade (Main Theme)
09 Nightshade (Solo Strings & Solo Fender Rhodes)
10 Nightshade (Pizzicato Strings & Walking Bass)
11 Nightshade (Multi-Tracked Piano)
12 Main Theme (Reprise)

       


This Hampshire & Foat project should not come as too much of a surprise to those familiar withGreg& Warren's music, influenced heavily by not just Jazz but the library sound of the 60s and 70s along with film soundtracks from the same golden era.Greg& Warren are avid collectors of this music,Gregsends me links night and day to LPs he has picked up digging on his travels. This constant search sends him down new musical pathways and often sparks a whole new concepts for projects. Warren andGregare both fiercely creative talented individuals which means we have to keep them working, a challenge for us all, but the music rewards the effort many times over.

We had talked for a long time about doing a Library style LP (somethingGregis very passionate about) so during different recording sessionsGreg& Warren started laying down various tracks with a view to the LP we have here.

Side one is 5 tracks in very distinct styles, musical paintings for the big screen. The vast sound of the Japanese influenced Jasmine, The Spaghetti Western melancholy of Mariposa Lily, The call to action that is Antonio's Theme, The Breezy Vintage sports car in the sun that Coastal Drivepaints, and Lost in Nostalgia, a late night Poirotesk piece.

Side 2

Is a classic library suite, whichGregdescribes as a Detective's theme with different variations on the motifs.