Side A: Home For Christmas (Martin Colyer)
Inspired by the Iraq War this was written in 2008 and re-recorded a bunch of times. This version features David V. Miles on hyper-walking bass, and Martin on guitars and vocals.
Side B: The Summer Blues (Martin Colyer/Mark Pringle) The appalling rain this summer led to everyone having The Summer Blues. It features Mark on electrical guitar and Martin on bass and vocals.
Finally, due to an incredible lack of public demand, here is the Hot!House story, albeit in a haiku-like form. You can find it here: http://wp.me/p1CJla-4
Here’s a try-out for an idea that shows the track make-up of various songs, starting with the loop-driven theme to Poisonville, Hammett. The screen shot of the Garageband file shows how the various tracks were layered and chopped, and what exactly makes up all those strange noises… The narration is a dream sequence from Red Harvest.
The Parliamentary Jazz Awards, 2011, held on the St. Stephen’s Terrace at the House of Commons.
Over 100 jazz-loving members of the Houses of Parliament who are members of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group vote in nine categories.
Goin’Home: The Uncompromising Life and Music of Ken Colyer won in the Best Jazz Publication category.
Mike, Martin, Ray, Cleveland Watkiss (who presented the award as Lord Prescott didn’t show) and Paul Gambaccini.
Managed to sneak Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter into the proceedings…