Sunday, December 14, 2008
Harry Beckett the new album
About 3 years ago I was invited to play on Harry Beckett's latest album release.It was a really enjoyable session held at Adrian Sherwoods ON-U sound studio then in Wood Green..The session was led by Adrian himself and Louis Beckett with some wicked soundscapes,samples and Dub Bass lines that had me laughing for days..It's an album that I have been looking forward to hearing the finish product for so long that I began to wonder if it would ever see the light of day! I had wondered what had happened to the released of the album but I understood from Harry that they were dealing with some stuff regarding record companies,distribtuion and release info etc..however it's now finally surfaced on Adrian Sheerwood's brilliant label ON-U sound label and is getting some pretty serious notice from Djs,media etc as it should do!
Harry Beckett being one of the stalwarts of the Jazz scene in the U.k since arriving from Barbados in the fifties continues to play in cutting edge projects to this day not content with easy listening music or the finger clicking Hip cats we see out and about at various gigs!Anyway please check the album,go ask your local store to make sure they get it in and not just for christmas..
Here is a link to a review in the Independent,however ignore the "rather repetitous" line put in by the reviewer near the end of the review as it's silly!After all it's DUB!