Aftersun Bill Laurance
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Info for Aftersun
Bill Laurance returns with Aftersun, a paean to space exploration and life in the cosmos. The music is filtered down to its roots in a quartet that features fellow bandmates from Snarky Puppy Michael League and Robert Sput Searight, along with legendary New Orleans percussionist Weedie Braihma.
With flavors of Dance music and African percussion at its heart, the album combines deep world grooves with Laurances signature genre-bending exploration.
Bill Laurance was named JazzFMs Breakthrough Artist of 2015.
„Imaginative......Powerful writing...testify to the formidible Laurance s rapid evolution... A Jazz Maestro.“ (The Guardian)
„Full of emotive and authentic writing that beautifully blends jazz and classical inflections with his own distinctive sound. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the new album and are unlikely to be disappointed.“ (TimeOut London)
„Laurances sound is certainly unique, and blends jazz fusion with classical in an exciting and captivating way; anyone will tell you that Bill Laurance is a beautifully sensual, subtle, yet energetic performer, and with Snarky Puppy s own rhythm section in tow, we are really excited.“ (Impact Nottingham)
Bill Laurance, Piano, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Synthesizers, Hammond Organ
Michael League, Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Moog Bass
Robert 'Sput' Searight, Drums, Percussion, Moog Bass, Hammond Organ
Weedie Braimah, Percussion
Grammy award winner and original member of the internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy, Bill Laurance released his debut album FLINT in 2014 going straight to No1 in the UK and US iTunes Jazz Charts and receiving international critical acclaim.
His second album SWIFT is released on GroundUP Music in Spring 2015.
Classically trained, Bill has worked as a professional musician since he was 14, touring internationally as a pianist, keyboard player, composer, producer and arranger. Bill has recorded and or performed with artists including: David Crosby, Morcheeba, Salif Keita, Bobby McFerrin, Terence Blanchard, Susana Baca, Lalah Hathaway, Laura Mvula, Jacob Collier, Musiq Soul Child, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, Carlos Malta, Miss Dynamite and The Metropole Orchestra.
He has worked extensively in the dance world with companies including Alvin Ailey, Ballet Rambert, Matthew Bourne's Adventures in Motion Pictures, Phoenix Dance, Northern Ballet Theatre and the English National Ballet.
Bill runs his own music production company Twenty Thousand specialising in music for film, TV and commercials. Recent clients include Apple Mac, Sky Broadband, Nokia, De Beers, Hewlett Packard and Rigby & Peller.
Bill is a specialist lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Music in London and continues to give clinics at music institutions around the world.
This album contains no booklet.