First nationally-released album from acclaimed music biographer COLIN HARPER released February 19th 2016 on Market Square …
Themed around ‘A Cultural Age In Its Autumn’, “Sunset Cavaliers” is a lovingly-crafted homage, written and performed by author and musician Colin Harper to the sound-worlds of the 1960s and 70s chronicled by him in five books over the past 15 years.
Three (biographies of jazz guitarist John McLaughlin and rock guitarist Andy Powell, plus a history of 300 years of Irish Uilleann Piping) were written during 2012-15 – which also time-frames the recording of the bulk of Sunset Cavaliers.
Drinking from a musical wellspring, spanning trad to rock via jazz and fusion, from the UK, Ireland and the USA, the album’s rich collaborations involve a roll call of star contributors in:
Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Steve Kindler (violin) and Premik Tubbs (sax);
Wishbone Ash’s Andy Powell (guitar);
Chris Spedding (guitar);
Bert Jansch (guitar);
Brooks Williams (guitar);Linley Hamilton (flugelhorn);
John McSherry (uilleann pipes); Duffy Power (vocals/harmonica);
ex-Mellow Candle Alison O’Donnell (vocals);
Sarah McQuaid (vocals).
MEDIA COMMENT ON COLIN HARPER…
‘Well-written, informative and heart-breaking…’
Sunday Times, 2015
‘How Colin Harper had the mental tenacity to string together the disparate threads of music from the decades he covers is difficult to comprehend – but he pulls it off without ever being dull…’
Record Collector, 2014
Time Out, 2000
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