The catholics' self-titled debut album, variously released on Spiral Scratch, Terra Nova Records and Rufus Records, but now out of print.
Nominated for ARIA Best Jazz Album award.
"The band's got a great sense of narrative and a set of chops to go with it. Worth seeking out"
THE BEAT (USA)
"A jaunty juggernaut whose free-wheeling stylistic compass variously suggests James Brown, Carla Bley, Tower of Power and Charlie Mingus"
JAZZ TIMES (USA)
"The catholics' long-awaited CD not only stops people, it accompanies them out of the shops, according to retailers' reports....
Its infectious appeal is surely universal"
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
"...the great thing about The catholics is that, no matter how diverse the musical ideas from one track to the next, the whole seems organic. Strongly recommended"
THE AGE (MELBOURNE)
"The richness, diversity and accessibility of The catholics suffuses every track. It is their virtuosity, imagination and the inventiveness of Lloyd Swanton's writing....which makes this music so successful....no written description can do justice to this music. If you've heard the whisper, which is now becoming a roar, that the new Australian jazz is great fun, then search out a copy of this superb album"
"This disc is a must"
ACOUSTIC MUSIC (USA)
"If multiculturalism's your shtick, you'll enjoy this danceable, toe-tappin' music from Downunder. The six men and one woman who make up The catholics produce a heady mix of funk, Afro-Cuban and Eastern influences"
WINNIPEG SUN (CANADA)
"The catholics twist sinuous winds and dense percussion around bass lines bigger than Ayers Rock. Compelling and danceable"
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS (CANADA)
released January 1, 1992
Total time 58:33
Lloyd Swanton acoustic and electric bass, percussion, piano
Tony Buck drums, timbales
Sandy Evans tenor and soprano saxophone
James Greening trombone
Sammila Sithole congas, bongos, timbales
Waldo Fabian electric bass, percussion
Dave Brewer guitar, drums
Produced by Lloyd Swanton
All compositions by Lloyd Swanton
Recorded and mixed February 1991 by Adam Chapman at
Electric Avenue Studios, Rozelle, NSW
Mastered by Leon Zervos, Studios 301 Sydney and Bill Lightner, K-DISC, Hollywood, CA
Cover design by Tom Kliendienst, from previous artwork by Karen Cholodenko