Format: CD - Digipack 6 pages
Release date: 08.07.2016
Brady’s latest album features six original compositions & lyrics, the music features exploratory improv. Sometime’s hypnotically insistent, sometimes turbulent. All with a lasting story of experience & moments past. Kevin Brady describes the sound of the album:
“As the most musically connected experience the trio has had since our first outing in 2007.The inclusion of the wonderful singer Norma Winstone added a beautiful musical texture to the tunes. Both Bill and Dave’s performances as always, brought real musical depth to each of my new tunes. I was delighted and very fortunate that Norma agreed to guest on the album, as her musicality and voice added so much to the music.” Ensam also features remarkable re-workings of the popular jazz standards But Not For Me by George Gershwin, a unique duet performance by Carrother’s & Winstone of the Matt Dennis song ‘The Night We Called It A Day’ and an exhilarating quartet performance of the Keith Jarrett composition ‘Southern Smiles’.
The Kevin Brady Trio featuring Bill Carrothers (USA)
The Telegraph :: U.K. ****
‘This Trio display an enviable poise and togetherness amid cascading instrumental breaks and Improvised flourishes’ – James Lachno
Kevin Brady - Ensam
- 1 How The Other Half Lives 7:22
2 Checkpoint Charlie 4:35
3 Ensam 6:15
4 Just At Sunset 4:54
5 Libertine 8:39
6 Yoopers 2:10
7 But Not For Me 2:40
8 Southern Smiles 4:01
9 The Night We Called It A Day 6:13
Total Time: 46:49
Kevin Brady – Compositions:Lyrics:Drums:Percussion
Bill Carrothers – Piano
Dave Redmond – Double Bass
featuring special guest Norma Winstone – Vocals
Album engineered & recorded by Ivan Jackman, Meadows Recording Studios,Delgany, Co. Wicklow.
Mixed by Thomas Schmidt & Kevin Brady at Schmidt-Thon Studios, Munich, Germany
Studio photography by Scan
Album design photography by Daragh Mc’Dough
Art direction and design by dseny
Composition & lyrics by Kevin Brady apart from tracks 7,8,9.
Arrangements by Bill Carrothers & Kevin Brady.
Track 7 composed by Ira Gershwin, Track 8 by Keith Jarrett, Track 9 by Matt Dennis.
Produced by Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady endorses Evans Drumheads & Bosphorus Cymbals.
Presented with funding from the Arts Council Music Recording Scheme, managed by Music Network.
c 2015 Kevin Brady
p 2016 LRP Records
Made in the EU