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From the Heart

by The New Gary Husband Trio

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Take 5 05:34
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Le Coco 04:11
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Once I Loved 02:41
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Study in Z 02:15
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Three Lies 09:37
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Miles Davis 06:40
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about

The debut recording of my trio of 1999 to 2002.

At this point in my life I’d made a switch from playing mostly only drums on everything I was doing. I decided to go for a complete change and head a group exclusively from the piano, keyboards and arranging side of things. This was pretty early into my getting a jazz way on piano together for myself. In retrospect I wished I had waited a while and done more prep, but I was ready to just get on with it and meet the challenge.
And so the trio with drummer Gene Calderazzo and bassist Mick Hutton was born.

I wanted to supplement some adventurous arrangement and treatment ideas I was having for some old standard songs with originals that represented an edgier presence. It was my take on “contemporising” a little the old jazz piano, bass and drums trio format, integrating some humour, adventure and hopefully some poignancy to the whole. And it was a productive and often satisfying few years. Purists invariably hated us which made me love the trio all the more!

The other aspect was to integrate some short form arrangements for piano and voice, and have these performances punctuate the playlists music. For this album I was blessed to be able to feature Georgie Fame, Jack Bruce and the delightful Nicki Leighton Thomas (who actually sang regularly with the trio on all our early gigs and appearances) who helped me bring about exactly the vocal performances I was hoping for.

I hope you enjoy it all.

credits

released October 8, 2020

Gary Husband - Piano/Synths/Electronics
Mick Hutton - Bass
Gene Calderazzo - Drums

Guests:

Georgie Fame - Vocal (track 2)
Jack Bruce - Vocal (track 6)
Nicki Leighton Thomas - Vocal (tracks 11 and 13)
Peter John Husband - Voice (track 8)
Pat Husband, Jane Husband and Coco the dog - Voices (track 4)
Steve Topping - Acoustic guitar (track 8)

Special thanks to Brian Nott at Jazzizit Records, Gene and Mick.

The New Gary Husband Trio were:

Gary Husband - Piano/Synths/Electronics
Mick Hutton - Bass
Gene Calderazzo - Drums

Produced by Gary Husband
All titles arranged by Gary Husband
Engineered and mixed by Tristan Powell
Recorded at Protocol Studio, London, UK, 1999
Optimised and remastered by Markus Reuter

1/ Just The Way You Look Tonight (Jerome Kern / Dorothy Fields)
2/ Deep In A Dream (Jimmy Van Heusen / Eddie DeLange)
3/ Take 5 (Paul Desmond)
4/ Le Coco (Gary Husband)
5/ Memories Of You (Eubie Blake / Andy Razaf)
6/ Once I Loved (Antônio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes / Ray Gilbert)
7/ Study In “Z” (Gary Husband)
8/ Not Even The Rain (Gary Husband)
9/ I Concentrate On You (Cole Porter)
10/ Three Lies (Gary Husband)
11/ Close Enough For Love (*Live) (Johnny Mandel / Paul Williams)
12/ Miles Davis (Gary Husband)
13/ You Must Believe In Spring (Alan Bergman / Marilyn Bergman / Michel Legrand / Jacques Demy)
14/ Talkin’ ‘Bout J.C. (Larry Young)
15/ You’ll Never Know (Harry Warren / Mack Gordon)

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Gary Husband

Drummer, pianist/keyboards, composer, bandleader, educator. Independent/solo performer/member of John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension/co-leader of The Trackers. Known for his legendary association with Allan Holdsworth, he has also toured & recorded with Billy Cobham, Jack Bruce, Soft Machine, NDR Bigband, Level 42, Robin Trower, Al Jarreau, Chick Corea, Mike Stern, Jack DeJohnette & Stick Men. ... more

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