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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Danny John Trio Mr Twister Album Pre Release Newsletter

Danny John Trio Newsletter 09/04/2011

DJ3 is about one week away from rolling out the first press of our much anticipated, second studio Album "Mr Twister.
The music was conceived straight after the release of the first Album "Three days", in mid 2008. The whole writing process took two and a half years to gestate, through a couple of line up changes and several compositional changes, we are finally here, (almost).
Mid next week "Mr Twister will be ready for release. 

So, what of this Album? Take a listen for yourself at some premixes, as always; feel free to offer up your thoughts.
A Little about the process and results DJ3 achieved in recording "Mr Twister", an Album, anyone who has heard any music from, either live, or of the board, claims.
"There is simply nothing like this music out there".

Mr Twister was written as a completely collaborative effort between James, Marcos and Danny, which evident in the broad genre bending and crossing "Would". Would starts off poppy, then swing elements are introduced, with the Guitar solo going "Outside", we had nowhere else but Latin to take the song to another level. This was particularly difficult coming from a 6 bar, 6/4 section and segueing into a Clave. 

Whole is a trip down Hole Tone memory lane, with a definite American Fusion influence. The Guitar solo there was a one taker. 

Predilection and Lighthouse were one take Jams during which Producer/Engineer Luke Webb said, "You guys just went berserk".

Lighthouse features a head that changes key every two beats, (which both Marcos and Dan solo over at around 161 bpm).

There's plenty more to be experienced on this Album, including Massive Driving Rhythms, Insane Drum Solos, as well as beautifully crafted and executed Bass virtuosity, not to mention, too much Gambalesque Sweep Picking.

Mr Twister was recorded from start to finish in 13 hours, laying the Drums and Bass down more or less together Live. All Rhythm Guitars were all doubled and in some cases four Guitar parts were layered. All instrument parts were either one or two take, which is a monumental effort when you consider the title track, "Mr Twister", contains no 4/4, nor does it resolve to 4/4 at any stage.

With that, listen to select snippets and pre order your copy below and,
Many Thanks form Danny John Trio, who are; Marcos Gil (El Presidente), Bass, James Dennett Drums, Daniel John Guitars.

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