Formed in 2011 and led by Loop Collective trumpeter Rory Simmons this is the intriguing follow-up to Monocled Man's 2014 debut album Southern Drawl. The album's title reflects Simmons's intention to tell the story, via his compositions, of real people who lived on remote islands across the globe. Tromelin Island was the site of the wreckage of a slave ship run aground in 1761.
Monocled Man – Deception Island (feat. Ed Begley) (5:47) 05. Monocled Man – Mount Cerberus (7:55) 06. Monocled Man – Fiction Afloat (feat. Emilia Martensson & Ed Begley) (3:32) 07. Monocled Man – Queen Tirza (6:30) 08. Monocled Man – Scott Moorman Adrift (4:30) 09. Monocled Man – Erebus (6:39) 10. Monocled Man – Mount Terror (3:09). but the minute islands and atolls amidst the vastness of our world's oceans provide intriguing inspiration for Monocled Man's second album, 'We Drift Meridian' - a concept devised by trumpeter,.
The second album from versatile Jamie Cullum trumpeter and arranger Rory Simmons’s group with creative young guitarist Chris Montague thickens the textures within a band that was already bridging American downtown jazz, prog-rock and ambient music in sonically intriguing ways
Songs from We Drift Meridian by Chris Montague, Ed Begley. Free download and listen We Drift Meridian. Monocled Man. Style: conjazz.
Monocled Man. We Drift Meridian. Proper, Whirlwind Recordings WR 4692.
More Monocled Man. Listen to We Drift Meridian now. Listen to We Drift Meridian in full in the this site app. Play on this site. L-R: Rory Simmons, Chris Montague, Jon Scott. Trumpeter, guitarist and composer RORY SIMMONS,who tours the world with Jamie Cullum's band will be launching the new album of his band Monocled Man on Tuesday October 4th at Servant’s Jazz Quarters. Here he explains the background: This is the first album I have made which has begun with truly extra-musical inspiration. The imagery and narrative of this music is drawn from a book by German author Judith Shcalansky . We Drift Meridian is out on Whirlwind Recordings. The album launch is on Tues Oct 4th at the Servant’s Jazz Quarters, with a support set from Chris Sharkey.
Chris Montague, Emilia Martensson, Jon Scott, Monocled Man - We Drift Meridian 05:02. Chris Montague, Jon Scott, Monocled Man - Marie-betsy 06:48. Chris Montague, Ed Begley, Jon Scott, Monocled Man - Deception Island 05:47. Chris Montague, Jon Scott, Monocled Man - Mount Cerberus 07:54. Chris Montague, Ed Begley, Emilia Martensson, Jon Scott, Monocled Man - Fiction Afloat 03:31. Chris Montague, Jon Scott, Monocled Man - Queen Tirza 06:30. Chris Montague, Jon Scott, Monocled Man - Scott Moorman Adrift 04:30. Chris Montague, Jon Scott, Monocled Man - Erebus 06:38.
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Lyrics By – Ed Begley
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- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Whirlwind Recordings Ltd
- Copyright (c) – Whirlwind Recordings Ltd
- Licensed From – Rory Simmons Music
- Artwork, Design – Hisako Ando
- Drums – Jon Scott
- Guitar – Chris Montague
- Lyrics By – Rory Simmons (tracks: 2, 6)
- Mastered By – Peter Beckmann
- Mixed By – Alex Bonney
- Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Keyboards, Guitar, Composed By, Producer, Edited By, Programmed By – Rory Simmons
- Vocals – Ed Begley (tracks: 4, 6), Emilia Martensson* (tracks: 2, 4)
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