Album Title: Electric Aunt Jemima Artist: Electric Aunt Jemima Catalogue no: F-IRECD45 Date of Release: 10/10/2011 Price: 9.99 GBP
Electric Aunt Jemima was formed with the simple intention of providing a fun, experimental playground for some of London’s top jazz/world & session musicians. Electric Aunt Jemima's players individually work for artists such as Gilles Peterson, Kyle Eastwood, Kylie Minogue, Cinematic Orchestra, Phronesis, Andreya Triana, Gizelle Smith, Cibelle, Jose James, Anthony Joseph and the Spasm Band.
Graeme Flowers: trumpet/flugelhorn (UK)
Ivo Neame: keys/wizardry (UK)
Jacob ‘Quist’ Quistgaard: guitar (DK)
Neil Charles: bass (UK)
Michel Castellanos: drums (CU)
Vince Vella: percussion (IT)
Guest Vocalist: Danay Suarez (CU)
November 2011, http://www.britishjazzblog.com
“The album starts with a bluesy, Stevie Ray Vaughn-esque guitar lick which is backed elegantly by some ambient electronic effects. The guitar line grooves so naturally and easily that you find yourself craving that big swooping drum fill which will head inevitably into a solid four four beat.. and it doesn't disappoint. The drums's come crashing in without warning and you find yourself bathed in rhythmic ecstasy. Trumpet and guitar lines play melodic motifs in unison and if you get a real sense that this is going to a bloody fantastic record, you wouldn't be wrong! The whole album draws upon the obvious compositional and performance virtuosity on display from its musicians creating a diverse sound which ranges from the insanely groovy in tracks such as 'Jemima's Brew D' to the plain insane in tracks like 'Monkey Didjerrydo'. Its a fantastic old fashion record in terms of the journey that the pieces take you on and each track holds their own on an individual listen as well as a collective unit!”
Copyright Quist Music 2011. All music written by Quist , lyrics By Danay Suarez.
Recorded on the 1st of May, 2010 by Demus (aka Dilip Harris) @ Fish Factory Studios, London. Additional recording at MeriTone Music Studios (bass on ‘Brokedance’ – played by Quist) & VV Studio (percussion – played by Vince Vella). As Vince was recording in Cuba at the time of the original session, he added his percussion magic shortly after returning to London.
Mixed by Demus @ Mancrush Studios. Mastered by August Jakobsen at Studio 24.
Jemima’s Brew D
Arms Up, Hips Shake
Bit of Bouncy
AHHH! (I See What You Mean)
Monkey Did JerryDo
Un Poco de Amor (Con Estilo)
Robot Fitness Fight
Extracurricular Dumbell Juggle
Charlie Versus The Morning
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Bonustrack – Un Poco de Amor (Con Estilo) Feat. DANAY