Bernard, P (2015) Colour.

Item Type: Audio
Creators: Bernard, P
Abstract: Colour is a multi-release project comprising an EP (SK306CD, 2015), full-length album (SK308D, 2015), remix EP of The Travelling Song (SK331D, 2016), and two remix albums, Colour Remixes (SK309, 2016) and Colour Remixed (SK337D, 2017). Colour was released in September 2015 and following the launch in Berlin was made Album of the Week on the Gilles Peterson 6 Music show. Josef was asked to play with the house band at the Gilles Peterson World Wide Awards alongside Ed Motta, Eska and Moses Boyd, and, having been nominated for Track of the Year, he won second prize for The Travelling Song. The releases have been supported by live performances at Montreux Jazz Festival Japan (2016), Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards, Koko (2016), Jazz Café Camden and numerous other high profile UK and European festivals. Tracks from the album have been broadcast regularly on BBC6 Music, BBC Radio 3 and Worldwide FM. Josef also performed on a live for radio performance of his ‘Travelling Song! ™ at London’s Maida Vale studios. Tracks have featured on adverts for clothing lines such as Roamers and Seekers, and on promotional videos for Montreux Jazz Festival Japan and Farmfest Festival UK. The project fuses jazz/world/pop and electronic elements, exploring Josef’s wide-ranging musical influences via his songs. It expands on collaborative working processes in all the above genres, as Josef partners with Mercury Prize winners, Roni Size and Speech Debelle. Other artists and performers of note include hang drum player Manu Delago (Bjork, Anushka Shankar, Cinematic Orchestra), double dassist Si John (Roni Size Reprazent), trumpeter Gary Alesbrook (Kasabian, Noel Gallagher) and free-jazz trumpeter Nick Malcolm (Eliza Carthy). These collaborations were instrumental in the creation of an album that pushes boundaries in terms of its collected musical variety and wealth of genre influences. Though subtle at points, these influences come from Josef’s background p! laying with Ghanaian, Cuban and Brazilian musicians, as well as musicians hailing from the UK, working in the Jazz / World areas. The cultural exchange that took place in past traditional projects has in these releases taken on new meaning via Josef’s grounding in western pop writing and production.
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Date: October 2015
Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2016 15:05
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:43
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