Patrick Case guitar, programming
Adam Parry-Davies piano, Rhodes, midi keyboard
Gary Alesbrook trumpet, flugelhorn (tracks 4, 6, 7, 9)
James Morton alto sax (tracks 4, 6, 7, 10, 11)
Sam Shotaka tenor sax (tracks 1, 2, 3)
James Carter tenor sax (tracks 4, 7) Appears courtesy of Blue Note Records
Chad Lefkowitz-Brown tenor sax (tracks 6, 8, 9)
Mike Rodriguez trumpet (tracks 5, 6, 7)
Jake Goldbass drums (tracks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Otto Hashmi electric bass (track 2)
Adam King double bass (track 5)

CD info

Release No: LOS 230-2
EAN: 7090025832307

All compositions by Adam Parry-Davies & Patrick Case

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Recorded by Patrick Case on location at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and at the Operating Theatre in Bristol UK between Sept 2018 to July 2019 and by Alex Conroy at the Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, New York, August 2019
Mixed August 2019 by Neil Goody at the Premises Studio, London, UK
Mastered September 2019 by Barry Grint at Alchemy, London, UK

Our music began in the UK in Birmingham in September 2018. With a Schoeps stereo microphone, Patrick recorded improvisations, as well as some prewritten material, played by Adam on piano. Every week Patrick took this material to his studio in Bristol, where 93 compositions were worked on and orchestrated by April 2019

It took 5 weeks for us to scrutinize and sift through our music until we had collected 15 tracks to develop further. We worked and rebuilt the drafts of our demos as an author rewrites pages of an evolving novel. Horn parts were rewritten and extra piano and Rhodes parts were added. Taking shape, our music went to New York. Four instrumentalists and three rappers delved into our music recording their contributions in a studio in Brooklyn. Finally, we took our music to London where this year long project was mixed and mastered.
If you draw a straight line between Birmingham, Bristol and London on a map it forms a triangle and conveniently illustrates a musical analogy. Music from both past and present New York can be imagined as a series of waveforms, passing through the triangle of the three UK cities like light through a prism, creating a whole spectrum of new sounds. To carry forward this analogy, if Gershwin’s ‘Rhythm changes’ provided Thelonious Monk with a structure to base his tune «Rhythm-a-ning», the music of New York has provided inspiration for us to create our first record «Prism-a-Ning».