In Search of Avet is my most recent EP release. There are four tracks: two instrumental and two which feature guest vocalists, Ginger Bennett and Hilary Cameron (who also plays keyboards on the EP).
The recording took place over five months and in three different studios.
The line-up is expanded to include brass section and string quartet.
Kenny (feat. Ginger Bennett)
In Search of Avet
Daphne Mixes It, Down at the Oast
Ephemeral (feat. Hilary Cameron)
Paul Speare - flutes, saxophones, bass clarinet
Hilary Cameron - keyboards, vocals
Ginger Bennett - vocals
Simon Golding - electric guitar
Flo Moore - double bass, bass guitar
Jonathan Ward - drums
Shaun Griffith - trumpet
Premiere String Quartet
Time and Place was my former music and video project. The project title refers to times and places which have had some significance in my life, as well as the varying time signatures which I naturally find myself using. Also, the time had come for me to finally embark on a project of my own after many years of thinking about it, and the place - Canterbury, where I now live - seemed right for this.
At the end of March 2022 I gathered together a small group of fantastic musicians for two days at Space Sequoia, a studio in the countryside near Canterbury. We rehearsed and recorded four new instrumental pieces which I'd been working on for nearly a year. These were released from April 2022.
1. Wincheap Shoe Step
2. Hamilton Ho.
3. Fog Over Dagenham Dock
4. Dark Energy
The players on all the pieces are:
Hilary Cameron keyboard
Simon Golding electric guitar
Flo Moore double bass/bass guitar
Jonathan Ward drums
Myself baritone saxophone/flute/
alto flute/bass clarinet
In Autumn 2022 I released an EP on streaming services of four new compositions which I produced at my home studio. The same musicians were involved, with the addition of the soul/jazz vocalist Ginger Bennett.
A CD album is available on Bandcamp which includes the EP tracks plus remixes of the original live video performances.