‘Pour Un Homme Seul’, the debut EP from Pete Beardsworth, is a cathartic exploration of the spiritual world of jazz and the healing force within. The pianist/composer is a member of Brownswood Bubblers favourite, Three Body Trio and has worked with vocalist Yazmin Lacey.
Originally just simple melodies jotted down in the back of a small leatherbound notebook, the songs were written during a long period of solitude in the year following a traumatic accident that left Pete without the bottom parts of his legs. Charting a journey of hope and rediscovery, the tracks are aural fragments of a voyage through a harsh, personal wilderness, and back again to civilization and consciousness.
This voyage is painted with woodwind, electronics, vocals, found sounds, and synthesizers provided by Pete. Accompaniments by renowned Erhu player Ling Peng, Yazmin Lacey’s drummer Tom Towle, guitarist Roshan Gunga, bassist George Butt, and vocalist Daisy Godfrey.
It follows long-standing collaborations with Yazmin Lacey, for whom Pete produced EPs ‘Black Moon’ and ‘When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees’, the genre crossing Invisible Orchestra, Brooklyn’s own Chris Rock, and work as part of free-jazz inspired electronic outfit Three Body Trio.
To The Place / Buried / Purify / Pour Un Homme Seul / Back To You
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