Dmitry’s wife, Carol, joins MetaQuorum as a second vocalist on the new track Migration.
As well as recording a couple of new funky instrumental tracks, Koos and Dmitry are laying down the parts for a new song, Migration. It will be the title track for a new album, a mix of songs and instrumentals. We’re currently honing the sounds and finalizing the arrangement.
It’s been a while since we posted any new music for you, so here are a couple of take-outs from the February Bishopley Sessions. We’ve selected a short, sweet Modal Ditty by Dmitry, and an energetic soundcheck with Koos we’ve nicknamed ‘Duo of Drums and PC Keyboard’ – spontaneous synchronicity as Dmitry was simultaneously setting a recording session up in Cubase. (Click link below.)
There’ll be plenty more new music pouring in soon as Bishopley Sessions II gets under way next week. We’re all really excited to have Koos with us again!
You can keep up to date with MetaQuorum’s new YouTube playlist:
MetaQuorum is #4 in UK Jazz Charts on Reverbnation!
Swallows’ Riff has joined MetaQuorum tracks District Line and North Sea Fret on Croydon Radio! Catch it there, on air all month!
And here are some more behind-the-scenes photos of Dmitry recording the first draft of Swallows’ Riff in a hotel room in Byala, Bulgaria – amazing what you can do with a micro-Korg keyboard and a laptop, providing you have the skill and inspiration!
Last Tuesday (10 March 2015) we paid a visit to the monthly open jam session held at The Jazz Café, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. There was a great turnout of local musicians, including several saxes and some off-the-wall vocalists. Dmitry joined regulars Andy Champion (double bass), Wes Stephenson (drums) and Zoe Gilby (vocals) to accompany Fiona Finden (lyrics/recital) for a jam with a decidedly funk flavour, and the evening rounded off with a mash up as everyone took to the stage.
Looking forward to next month’s session!
We had a really productive time last week with Koos over from Friesland, the home studio was definitely well into the funk groove! As well as jamming and trying out new sounds, Dmitry and Koos polished two new tracks, recording live drums and key bass. With pre-production complete, the pieces are all set to go to the studio, so we’re looking into ways of funding the next stage. Any suggestions welcome 😉
District Line is our track of the week, and it’s going great so far! It’s been hand-picked by the team at Croydon Radio to be played two or three times a week for the next month, so listen in for an upbeat commute to work 😉
For those of you who prefer a bit of eye candy while you’re listening, why not check out the simple District Line YouTube video?
The MQ Team