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Live In London

by Gary Husband's Drive

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The Defender 10:50
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One Prayer 05:45
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10/4 08:21
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Insinuendos 13:36
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The Defender 13:04
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Insinuendos 12:36
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Study in Z 02:53
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Insinuendos 10:01

about

My amazing band from 2007 to 2009 featuring Richard Turner (trumpet), Julian Siegel (saxes) and Michael Janisch (bass).

I wanted a jazz quartet of my own at this point - to lead it, write and arrange for it and get to play in it.I wanted an edgy, driving jazzy context but with more of a ‘chamber’ presence to it - no harmony of a guitar or piano (except for the small amount of piano I would perform in certain pieces). At the root of what this band was about was my wish to pay homage to the great drummer/ bandleaders/ composers I grew up listening to and being inspired by as a youngster - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Jack DeJohnette’s formations, Tony Williams' various innovative groups and of course Elvin Jones and The Jazz Machine were all at the forefront of my inspiration here.

Our one and only studio album (“Hotwired”, 2009) is a great memento, but on recent discovery and subsequent review of some live audio I had kicking around of some of the band's dates I became extremely excited with what I heard. The band is on fantastic and electric form here, so to make some of these recordings available to you now on my Bandcamp page feels great now. This quartet was very special to me.

As a bonus - along with the live recordings from two jazz club locations in London featured here - there are two (also previously unreleased) extra, left over tracks from the “Hotwired” studio sessions. It’s my hope that you enjoy all these tracks as much as I have enjoyed revisiting and compiling them all.

* Special Note: This album also pays testament to the astonishing talents of our young star trumpet player Richard Turner, who tragically died at the age of 27 in August 2011. What a future he have had in front of him. Nevertheless, I will always feel proud this beautiful young soul came on board with us and gave his best at all times. Thank you and rest in piece dear Richard.

Live at Ronnie's, London, England, February 2009
1. Duex Duex's Blues (Gary Husband)
2. The Defender (Gary Husband)
3. One Prayer (Gary Husband)
4. 10/4 (Julian Siegel)

Live at 606 Club, London, England, March 2008
5. Insinuendos (Gary Husband)
6. The Agony Of Ambiguity (Gary Husband)
7. Take The Coltrane (Duke Ellington)
8.The Defender (Gary Husband)
9. Insinuendos (Gary Husband)

Bonus - Outtakes from Hotwired' studio sessions July 2008
10. Study In Z (Gary Husband)
11. Insinuendos (Gary Husband)

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released August 11, 2020

GH Official YouTube -youtube.com/c/garyhusbandkeyboardsanddrums
GH Twitter - twitter.com/GHusband
GH Facebook - facebook.com/GaryHusbandMusic
GH Instagram - instagram.com/garyhusband1

Gary Husband’s Drive were ...

Richard Turner - Trumpet
Julian Siegel - Saxophones
Michael Janisch - Bass
Gary Husband - Drums / Piano

Produced by Gary Husband

Location photography: Mark Bader

Bonus tracks recorded at Eastcote Studio, London, England

Engineer: Samuel Navel

Audio optimisation and mastering by Markus Reuter

Live at Ronnie's, London, England, February 2009
1. Duex Duex's Blues (Gary Husband)
2. The Defender (Gary Husband)
3. One Prayer (Gary Husband)
4. 10/4 (Julian Siegel)

Live at 606 Club, London, England, March 2008
5. Insinuendos (Gary Husband)
6. The Agony Of Ambiguity (Gary Husband)
7. Take The Coltrane (Duke Ellington)
8.The Defender (Gary Husband)
9. Insinuendos (Gary Husband)

Bonus - Outtakes from Hotwired' studio sessions July 2008
10. Study In Z (Gary Husband)
11. Insinuendos (Gary Husband)

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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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