John Loughran  & Paul Costello | Mosaic

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Mosaic

by John Loughran & Paul Costello

Ten original, and beautiful pieces of music, improvised by two master guitarists, drawing on influences that range from contemporary classical, jazz, rock, pop, folk, and world music.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. Sergio John Loughran & Paul Costello
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2. Dovepoint John Loughran & Paul Costello
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3. Logos John Loughran & Paul Costello
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4. River John Loughran & Paul Costello
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5. Spike Island John Loughran & Paul Costello
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6. Back from the Brink John Loughran & Paul Costello
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7. Absent Friends John Loughran & Paul Costello
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8. Suspended Sentence John Loughran & Paul Costello
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9. Arran John Loughran & Paul Costello
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10. Hank Williams John Loughran & Paul Costello
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The ten pieces on this album were recorded during five sessions in early 2012. They were improvised spontaneously and are presented here, (with minimal edits, and only a few seconds of overdubs) as we played them on the day. One of us would begin with a simple idea, to which the other would respond. This would Initiate a musical dialogue, that would unfold in its own way, into a unique musical ‘story’.

Working like this has proved to be immensely worthwhile for us, as it offers some significant advantages over a more composed approach. The challenge of having to continually create the music, whilst performing, ensures that we remain open, spontaneous, and alert to the moment. We find ourselves drawing intuitively upon the musical influences, and memories that we have both accumulated, over a lifetime of listening, performing, and teaching.

It is often only when listening back to what we have recorded, that we can identify the many and varied influences at play. These might range from contemporary classical, jazz, rock, or pop, to folk, and world music, all of which have been, as it where, melted down and re-cast into something new.

Throughout this project, John and I have tried to avoid alienating people by playing ugly, or incoherent music. We have remained committed to creating pieces that are melodic, and emotionally engaging. Listening back to these recordings, we have repeatedly had the rewarding experience hearing ourselves ask- ‘did we actually just do that?’

Paul Costello September 2013


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