Eastside Radio’s Album of the Week: Jul 26 – Aug 2

Eastside Radio’s Album of the Week is Diggin’ Bones by Phillip Johnston & The Coolerators on the Asynchronous Records label.

Diggin’ Bones, the first CD by Phillip Johnston & the Coolerators features a unique sound which combines funky organ combo jazz with modernist jazz composition. Produced by The Necks’ Lloyd Swanton and featuring some of Australia finest jazz/multi-genre improvisers, this recording shows a new side of Johnston’s music, and recording history which began in 1983 with Take The Z Train by The Microscopic Septet.

The band brings together two of Australia’s most internationally acclaimed touring musicians, Alister Spence (Alister Spence Trio, Clarion Fracture Zone, AAO) and Lloyd Swanton (The Necks, the catholics) with one of Sydney’s most in-demand rhythm section players, Nic Cecire. The music covers a range of styles but avant organ jazz is at the centre of it.

Artist: Phillip Johnston & The Coolerators

Title: Diggin’ Bones

1.Frankly

2.What Is Real?

3.Diggin’ Bones

4.Temporary Blindness

5.Later

6.The Revenant

7.Legs Yet

8.Trial By Error

9.Regrets #17

10.Ducket Got A Whole In It

Musicians

Nic Cecire, Drums

Alister Spence, Organ

Phillip Johnston, Soprano Saxophone & Alto Saxophone

Lloyd Swanton, Bass

Antonio Gauci, Engineer [Assistant]

Mastered ByMichael Lynch (2)

Produced By  Lloyd Swanton

Recorded By, Mixed ByTim Whitten

Written-ByPhillip Johnston (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10)

Artwork, Cover, Design By  Keith Lo Blue

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