Raph Clarkson returns with his Dissolute Society to launch the new album, with special guests Huw Warren and trumpeter Chris Batchelor, two musicians who never cease to please.
Launching their debut album ‘Soldiering On’ on Babel Label, The Dissolute Society explore Raph Clarkson’s interests in contemporary improvisation, European jazz, 20th century classical music, poetry, spoken word, song, and soulful grooves, as well as original arrangements of music by Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor. Performed by some of London’s most innovative and in-demand musicians, these varied elements are brought together through a highly personal and expressive narrative, exploring themes of family history, grief, friendship and hope.
Here’s a podcast of Raph from Londonjazznews.
The album is dedicated to the memory of Micaela Comberti (1952-2003) and to that of John
“A triumph…brave, original music” – thejazzmann.com
Featuring special guests:
Huw Warren – piano & accordion
Chris Batchelor – trumpet
Mia Marlen Berg – vocals
Joshua Idehen – vocals
The Dissolute Society:
Fini Bearman – vocals
Raph Clarkson – trombone and vocals
Mike Soper – trumpet
Naomi Burrell – violin
Gustav Clarkson – viola
Zosia Jagodzinska – cello
Phil Merriman – keys/synth bass
Simon Roth – drums