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
2.What Is Real?
8.Trial By Error
10.Ducket Got A Whole In It
Nic Cecire, Drums
Alister Spence, Organ
Phillip Johnston, Soprano Saxophone & Alto Saxophone
Lloyd Swanton, Bass
Antonio Gauci, Engineer [Assistant]
Mastered By – Michael Lynch (2)
Produced By – Lloyd Swanton
Recorded By, Mixed By – Tim Whitten
Written-By – Phillip Johnston (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10)
Artwork, Cover, Design By – Keith Lo Blue