With its impending 50th anniversary this July, here’s a talent-packed imagining of NASA’s project to land Apollo on the Moon in the 1960s, created by composer & bassist Michael J. Bolton (MJB) with a stellar guest list. Contemporary jazz, Latin fusion, funk, progressive rock, orchestration and synthesised textures come together on ‘Earthrise’ to take the listener on an incredible journey.
170g quality vinyl pressing.
Three years in development, it combines composition and improvisation, giving soloists time to explore the harmonic landscape and make, individually and collectively, meaningful contributions to the music.
Produced by MJB, who also plays bass/rhythm guitar and synths, guests include guitarist Mike Walker, soprano sax from Marc Russo and Tim Garland, keyboards by David Hentschel (who also mixed and mastered the album. Also playing: Neil Yates (trumpet/flugelhorn), Alex Smith (drums), Matthew Johns (piano/ lead synths), Noelle Rollings (vocals).