Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II by Rosie Turton - Rosie Turton [RT001] FLAC download included with physical items

Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II

A 4 track crossover jazz ep (23m 20s) — released June 18th 2021 on Rosie Turton

Rosie Turton is delighted to announce the release of her new EP, Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II on the 18th June 2021.

It follows the release of the trombonist's debut LP Rosie's 5ive (Jazz re:freshed) in 2019, which solidified her unique voice as a composer and band leader within the UK jazz scene, and was supported by Worldwide FM, Stamp The Wax, The Guardian, The Wire, and Mojo to name a few.

Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II is an exploration of impermanence and evolution and how this intertwines music and mind:

"Parts I and II are a story of finding a way to break through the turbulence and remembering that on the other side of the storm there is always the sun shining. I enjoy the sudden emotional contrasts in music, I want to draw people in and take them on a journey as they listen to it. The EP's concept is about the impermanence of ideas and concepts, acknowledging the contrasts between moments in time. The B Side is reworks of ideas, I really enjoy exploring new directions that a composition can take, it's limitless. I don't want it to just stop at when a tune is immortalised through being recorded and put out on a record."

The EP starts with an intense Part I, unsettling tensions between the rhythm section interspersed with the flickering of electronic sounds. Through this bed of sound comes a melancholic song-like melody. It leads into Part II with a brief calming of the storm, and suddenly erupts into a mood bringing sunshine and brightness. Reminiscent of the joyful music of Pharoah Sanders and Abdullah Ibrahim.

The Unknown (rework) is a 're-making' of the tune of the same title from Rosie's 5ive. This fits into the EP's concept of evolution, as it follows the transformation of Rosie's musical path since her debut release. It is a demonstration of Rosie's growing voice as a producer, produced in her home studio during the first lockdown.

The EP finishes with an upbeat and dance-floor worthy rework of Part II by one of Rosie's frequent collaborators, Jitwam (Part II - Jitwam's Ronnie In The Attic Mixxx).

Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II features Rosie's regular collaborators: Johanna Burnheart, Maria Chiara Argirò, Twm Dylan, Jake Long, and Ben Hayes. It is being self-released under Rosie Turton, and will be available digitally and on a very limited run of vinyl.

There is no one like Rosie Turton. Part II especially is worthy of repeat listens - and the Jitwam remix is fire. Don't sleep on this!! - Tina Edwards DJ

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