Yonder

by The catholics

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Ed Buckley
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Ed Buckley More tasty instrumental modern jazz compositions that occasionally draw on other musical traditions. These guys really are very good, and this time add an accordion to the mix.This is another sweet addition to the collection. :-]
John Cratchley
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John Cratchley OK. All you need to know is this music is hot and it swings...
If you are old enough to know what that means, then buy this gem.
If you aren't old enough to know what that means then buy this and find out what you are missing.
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The eighth release from Lloyd Swanton's long-running (over two decades now!) outfit.

Fans of The catholics' winning formula of tough jazz blowing over scintillating worldbeat grooves will know just what to expect, but the element which makes Yonder stand out from The catholics' previous releases is the presence of Gary Daley's accordion.

A really fresh album from a band which was in no danger of going stale anyway.

Physical copies available from www.buglerecords.com

PRESS:

"This is what I'd consider a near-perfect jazz album...so clever yet simple...you really just want Yonder to go on and on, like the baked country roads in their cover shot...

The depth, colour and life had me reaching for a glass of red - searching for some way to celebrate the creation of such a bold and unified jazz statement... I didn't find the wine, but I opened the windows so the neighbours could hear."
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (ONLINE)

"The first recording since Gary Daley joined The catholics confirms he was an inspired choice...to swap to Daley's accordion after two decades of slide guitar was always going to dye The catholics' fabric a different hue, but it's an enchanting one.

More than ever, the band sounds as if it plays the national music of an imaginary - possibly Caribbean - country.

If anything, the accordion makes the music breezier. More remarkable is the way it thickens the textures without the sound losing its essential airiness"
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (PRINT EDITION)

"A perfect extension to the finely crafted repertoire of these highly skilled professionals" (4 and 1/2 Stars)
THE AUSTRALIAN

"This intriguing recording brings a worldly musical texture to each track... The catholics always surprise their listeners and continue to explore their unique Australian roots" (4 and 1/2 Stars)
X-PRESS MAGAZINE

"Sophisticated cosmopolitanism... (Yonder) features the bright and breezy blowing, contrasting light and shade and wide ranging influences that characterises their music... covers a lot of territory both musically and stylistically, in its 67:05 minutes journey...arguably the pick of their catalogue"
RHYTHMS MAGAZINE

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released March 22, 2013

Total time 67:05

Lloyd Swanton - acoustic bass
Gary Daley - piano accordion
Sandy Evans - soprano and tenor saxophone
James Greening - trombone, pocket trumpet
Fabian Hevia - percussion, tres
Jon Pease - electric and acoustic guitar
Hamish Stuart - drums

Produced by Lloyd Swanton
Recorded 19th - 21st Dec 2012 at Rancom St. Studios, Botany, NSW
by Tim Whitten.
Mixed at Studios 301, Alexandria, NSW
by Tim Whitten
Mastered at Sound Heaven Studios, Wentworth Falls, NSW
by Michael Lynch

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