WHY WORRY?

by Eddie Myer 5tet.

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WHY WORRY? is a fresh slice of 21st century jazz, bringing together contemporary styles and latin flavours over an base grounded in the earthy, direct and spontaneous tradition.

WHY WORRY? was recorded live in the Brighton studio of Mike Pelanconi, well known engineer and producer, making full use of his legendary skills with vintage outboard gear to capture the full rich sound of the classic jazz era . All the compositions are by Eddie Myer, Tristan Banks and Ian Price and the material was cut in two sessions with several first takes making the album. The music reflects the Eddie’s enthusiasm for the expansive post-bop landscape of the late 60s, as well as encompassing the band’s awareness of the cutting edge of contemporary jazz styles and their mutual love of the afro-latin tradition. Eddie was lucky to secure the passion and commitment of this exceptional band of players; they really connected with the project, everyone played their asses off and the results can be heard in the joyful, hard swinging spontaneity of the performances. Sadly this was to be one of Ian Price’s last recordings before his untimely death and this album is a tribute to his talent.

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released May 1, 2015

EDDIE MYER is a self-taught bassist and composer and an active player on the South Coast jazz scene. He’s performed and recorded in a wide variety of different contexts from dance hits to platinum-selling rock albums and written songs for internationally successful artists but is equally at home playing jazz in an intimate setting. He co-runs a regular weekly jam session at the Verdict Jazz Club in Brighton.

TRISTAN BANKS (drums) has a CV that includes work with Alex Wilson, John Donaldson, Da Lata and Bah Samba among many others. As well as maintaining a busy profile playing jazz, he’s also the first-call drummer for many on the London afro-cuban and afro-brasilian scene. He’s an amazingly versatile and accomplished percussionist and in high demand as a player and teacher.

LUKE RATTENBURY (guitar) studied jazz at Chichester and Leeds and is a mainstay of the Brighton jazz clubs, playing regularly with Terry Seabrook, as well as in various afro-cuban acts and with the popular afrobeat scenesters Kalakuta Millionaires.

FRANK HARRISON ( fender rhodes) has an international reputation that’s become firmly established since he finished his studies at Berklee and joined Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble, where he’s held down the piano chair for more than a decade. He’s performed and recorded with innumerable major jazz artists, as well as releasing four critically acclaimed albums with his own trio.

IAN PRICE (tenor sax and flute) was well known and respected among cognoscenti for his talent and dedication as a musician. He toured and recorded with John Donaldson, Pete King and Terry Seabrook’s Milestones with Alan Barnes and was preparing to record his debut album with Spike Wells at the time of his tragically early death from cancer. This record is a tribute to his accomplishments.

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EDDIE MYER is a self-taught bassist and composer and an active player on the South Coast jazz scene. He’s performed and recorded in a wide variety of different contexts from dance hits to platinum-selling rock albums and written songs for internationally successful artists but is equally at home playing jazz in an intimate setting. ... more

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