Andrea Keller’s Life is Brut[if]al, the second album with her band Five Below, is a self -released seven track contemporary jazz oeuvre of gentle musical vignettes, intimate stories and meditative composition.
Life is Brut[if]al journeys through seven provoking and heartfelt musical stories, and features special guests Scott McConnachie (soprano and alto saxophone), Julien Wilson (tenor, saxophone and bass clarinet) and Jim Keller (voice), alongside Five Below band members Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Sam Anning (double bass), Mick Meagher (electric bass), James McLean (drums) and Andrea Keller on piano.
Five Below formed in 2017 as part of Andrea Keller’s Monday night residency at iconic Melbourne venue, the Jazzlab. In 2018, Five Below released Five Below Live (recorded at the Jazzlab) and following on from the success of this album the band won the 2019 Australian Jazz Bell Award for Best Australian Jazz Ensemble.
Life is Brut[if]al was recorded in October 2019 at Oaklands Recording Studios, the album was recorded and edited by Lachlan Carrick and mixed and mastered by Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Recording, NYC. Album artwork and design by Luke Fraser/Ahr+
Music Composed & arranged by Andrea Keller
Love in Solitude (Disassembled) text by Rainer Maria Rilke from Letters to a Young Poet
Scott McConnachie soprano & alto saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6)
Julien Wilson tenor saxophone & bass clarinet (tracks 2, 4, 5, 6 & 7)
Jim Keller voice (track 7)
Stephen Magnusson guitar
Andrea Keller piano
Sam Anning double bass
Mick Meagher electric bass
James McLean drum set
Recorded on October 1 & 2, 2019
Recorded at Oaklands Recording Studios Australia
Recorded & edited by Lachlan Carrick
Mixed & mastered by Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Recording, NYC
Illustration & design by Luke Fraser/Ahr+
|Brand||Australian Independent - Andrea Keller|
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