Lloyd Cole / Guesswork

Release date: July 26th. You can listen to track 3, Violins, here on Tidal (best playback quality) or on LC’s site I played electric guitar on Guesswork, Blair Cowan played synths and Fred Maher programmed drums. Lloyd did everything else. I’ll be touring touring with Lloyd in the fall.

John Paul Kleiner – Inter City

JPK writes songs about love, social responsibility and personal struggle – check out Someday Girl and Tell Me Your Secret – and he does it very well. I might say InterCity is a collection of folk/rock/protest songs (with a strong pop sensibility and a hint of bossa nova) but you know, talking about music….we had a lot of fun realizing these tunes. I play electric and acoustic guitar, JP is also on guitars, Ambrose Pottie on drums and Alisdair Jones and me on bass. 

Nightswimmer – Theresa McKay

My gal Theresa’s e.p. ‘Don’t threaten me with love, baby. let’s just go walking in the rain’ – Billie Holiday. Something about that quote fits and this recording IS beautiful. 

All songs original except: Dobro – David Sylvian/Bill Frisell and Song To The Siren by Tim Buckley. 

Clark | Jones | Pottie – Frisell EP

Bird Is The Worm – new jazz review.   “I’m a sucker for any ensemble that wants to dig into the Bill Frisell songbook. The trio of guitarist Neil Clark, bassist Alisdair Jones and drummer Ambrose Pottie offer up their versions of three Frisell compositions, “Blues for Los Angeles,” “Tell Your Ma, Tell Your Pa” and “Variation on a Theme” (check out Frisell’s Gone, Just Like a Train and Ghost Town for the originals). The spirit and sound of the originals are present in the trio’s renditions, but thankfully they use them as an excuse to go off in their own direction rather than as some reverential tribute album. Plenty likable.”

Clark | Jones | Pottie are: Neil Clark (guitar), Alisdair Jones (bass) and Ambrose Pottie (drums). They have also performed and recorded under the name ‘Sleepers’.

These recordings are live off the floor with no overdubs added.