SUBURBAN GORILLAS

by Andrea Vicari

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Andrea Vicari's first album now available as a download.

Andrea Vicari recorded her debut album in 1994 with an eleven piece jazz orchestra, "Suburban Gorillas" financed by the prestigious "Peter Whittingham Award and the Arts Council of Great Britain. The album was promoted on a nationwide tour of Britain sponsored by the 'Jazz Services' organization. Dates included Birmingham Jazz Festival; Brecon Jazz Festival, and at Newcastle festival the band recorded a live broadcast for BBC Radio Newcastle. The idea behind the band was to get the widest range of sounds and rhythms possible from a relatively small group of musicians, complimented by the use of midi technology.

"go out and get this album because it's rich in good things... a brilliant young british talent" Humphrey Lyttleton BBC Radio 2

"This is one of the most impressive recording debuts to come from the recent crop of young British jazz musicians. The writing and playing are superlatively assured, and the music covers a vast spectrum, from the elegiac "Awakenings", to the African-inspired "Maibouye", the brittle satire of "Pin Stripe Woman", and the tour de force of "L'Orchestre des Fous", a ten minute outing in 5/4 timewhich swings beautifully" IAN CARR

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released April 1, 1994

MUSICIANS
Martin Dunsdon: flute, soprano & tenor sax
Leigh Etherington: alto, soprano sax
Mornington Lockett: tenor sax, percussion
Simon Da Silva: trumpet, flugel
Malcolm Earle Smith: trombone
Andrea Vicari: piano, keyboards
Hilary Cameron: keyboards, vocals
Mark Ridout: guitar
Dorian Lockett: basses
Simon Pearson: drums, percussion
Rony Barrak: darbouka

CREDITS
Recorded at The Premises Studio, 201-203 Hackney Road, London E2 on 24 track Alessis ADAT using B&W 801 Matrix Speakers.
Producer : Austin Ince
Engineers: Dill Katz & Marcus Van Hoorn
Mastered by : Mike Mower for Henry Productions
Executive Producer for 33 Records: Paul Jolly
Photography : David Harrison
Make-up : Kayte Hughes
Album Design : Rodney Edwards
Piano provided by Steinway and Sons
COPYRIGHT© 1994 Andrea Vicari (PRS/MCPS)
All compositions and arrangements by Andrea Vicari.

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Andrea Vicari London, UK

Andrea has to date five albums in her own name and has contributed to others such as ‘Round Trip’ and “East and West’ with Jazz Extempore plus ‘The Vortex Foundation Big Band’.

Recently she has recorded a charity single at the world famous Abbey Road studios in London for International Womens day entitled "21 Century Woman"
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