East West Moon

by Jonathan Crayford

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    JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2016
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    Teaming up once again with killer New York rhythm section Dan Weiss and Ben Street, Jonathan Crayford's follow-up to his critically acclaimed DARK LIGHT (2014) is every bit as beautiful as its predecessor.

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Subito 07:43
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Disturbance 06:57
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East West 13:00
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Moon 08:42
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about

Teaming up once more with the same killer rhythm section on the critically acclaimed Dark Light (2014), Jonathan Crayford returns with another beautiful album. Recording again with engineer Mike Marciano at Systems Two Studio in New York, East West Moon takes the concentrated minimalism of the previous release a step further, this time with an even greater impressionistic spaciousness.

Jonathan composed the music for East West Moon while living in Berlin. The title is a comment on enmity and commonality, with 'East-West' denoting opposing positions and boundaries, and 'Moon' denoting that which is commonly shared, unpossessed, and freely available.

”On this album I tried to dig deep. If you’re not facing your own vulnerability, fragility, and bullshit, then you’re not really writing. It’s a bit like, if you haven’t fallen off a bike then you haven’t really ridden. I put so much work into these pieces, and it was hard some mornings to face another day of self-doubt, but that’s what it takes – those are the depths, but of course you also have wonderful heights. The pieces on this album are all about being alone – we share that aloneness, but we experience it alone.”

credits

released June 6, 2016

Jonathan Crayford (piano)
Ben Street (bass)
Dan Weiss (drums)
Recorded by Mike Marciano
Mixed by Steve Garden
Cover photographic art Viky Garden
Design by UnkleFranc

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