Swings and Roundabouts
Phil Bancroft's first album as leader, with a Trio featuring UK's Steve Watts on bass and New York's Marcello Pellitteri on drums. It was recorded in 1998 after Steve and Marcello joined Phil for a week's residency in the legendary Henry's Cellar Bar in Edinburgh,, The album's release was a bit of a disaster in 1999 at the launch of Caber Music- a newbie label mistake meant review copies were sent out after the launch, which meant it received virtually no reviews from the mainstream jazz press, but it is about to be re-released. Enjoy!
|Space Buffie 1999
|B's Niece (for L-M and E)
|Hubert and Cowboy Pete
|Swings & Roundabouts
This was the title track of Phil's first release as leader. One of the 3 albums released at the launch of Caber Music in 1998, a newbie mistake meant review copies were sent out after release, so the major national jazz press wouldn't review the album. The album never had a chance- until now. Slated for release next year on Myriad Streams, this album is a wonderful document of Phil's looser freer early style, lines hanging in the air, wonderful rhythmic freedom and freshness of line. His bandmates are perfect foils- Marcello Pellitteri's extraordinary drumming sometimes hangs in time, and Steve Watts intensely melodic bass lines provide an instinctive partnership with Phil's lines. We are very proud of this track and this album- Please enjoy!!
Contributors: Drum Kit: Marcello Pellitteri; Acoustic Bass: Steve Watts; Phil Bancroft;
|I Got It Bad
This version of the unnamed composition was it's first recording on Phil's Trio album Swings and Roundabouts, which had a failed release at Caber Records launch. It features the melodic beauty of Steve Watt\s bass lines and soloing, and the incisive intelligence of Marcello Pellitteri's beautiful drumming, The composition was later featured on Trio AAB's album, Cold Fusion.
Contributors: Acoustic Bass: Steve Watts; Bandleader: Phil Bancroft; Drum Kit: Marcello Pellitteri;