Well, we are super excited to hear that following the critical acclaim and commercial success of A Love Supreme Collective, that Frank Catalano and Jimmy Chambelin have collaborated again to produce a full length album of music. We are so excited that I was persuaded by an old friend to drag the blog back out of retirement to mark the occasion. [Unfortunately, the old broken links will remain broken, and I seem to have screwed up the downloads, somehow. Sorry about that.]
I’m sure anyone who is a fan of Jimmy can’t help but to have appreciated the first release from Frank and Jimmy. A Love Supreme Collective. If you’re a heathen however and haven’t bought it already, I implore you to go do so immediately. No excuse. http://frankcatalano.bandcamp.com/releases. If the original recording isn’t already engrained in your musical brain, do yourself a favour and listen to the original recording before jumping into Chamberlin and Catalano’s personal, distinctive and bold re-imagining of the suite.
From the over the top bombast of the opener to the abstract subtly of Psalm for John, Love Supreme Collective is classic Chamberlin drumming, but with a twist. Much like with the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex’s Life Begins Again in 2005, A Love Supreme Collective provides a fascinating and invaluable context to Jimmy’s drumming in the Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan.
Anyway, so the reason we are back - “God's Gonna Cut You Down” is the name of the new record and is available to pre-order over at Pledge Music, any minute now. I mean now. Actually. Literally. http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/catalanoandchamberlin So, there’s a bunch of sax-related special edition stuff, which I’m sure will enthuse Catalano’s fans, but I’ll be sticking to the music. I wouldn’t have minded checking out a show (if I wasn’t on the other side of the planet) as the live shows so far have sounded pretty epic. If you don’t believe me – judge for yourself and check out Chamberlin and Catalano at the Iridium last year, here, yeah > http://livestre.am/4YMnr, http://livestre.am/4YMwn, http://livestre.am/4YMFd.
Aside from JC and Frank, God’s Gonna Cut You Down features - Demos Petropoulos, Scott Hesse, Mike Dillon and Ceredig Roberts. To say that this is a pretty cool line-up, is somewhat of an understatement; the combination of these musicians can’t help but to produce another unique and noteworthy musical offering.
So yeah. Check it out. OK.
Oh, I should probably mention one other small bit of info before signing off again.
The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex are back.
I know that most of you will have already seen these, but there’s a couple of vids here https://vimeo.com/user37230868. Keep your eyes peeled over on Jimmy Chamberlin’s Twitter for further updates. https://twitter.com/jccomplex
One can only wonder if the album will it take on the same format as the 1st Complex recording - a mixture of instrumentals and guest vocal collaborations... ???
Dare we think the once unthinkable...
For now, my sources remain tight-lipped.
I'll keep you posted. Laters gang!