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by Resolution 88

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eddiemileslistening Giant lifetime Headhunters geek here, Roy Ayers, Mizell Bros, D. Byrd, Jamiroquai, all down that lane. Far. This band was the discovery of the decade for me. This record is absolutely brilliant and true in every way. The concept makes the vinyl experience very worth it, although the tunes are no less powerful through a stream. These guys are voyagers moving this music forward. Incredible. Favorite track: Pitching Up.
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freejazzy Discovered many cool sounds and matching rhythms in this. Thanks for the journey. Favorite track: Out Of Sync.
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The Nonsemble Broken Mizell Headhunter Funk Jazz. Those of us that took the journey by way of the Broken path throughout West London, Italy, Germany and/or Japan on our way from Soul and Jazz to Funk and Disco into Hip Hop and Jungle on our way BACK to Jazz... All of you will fully understand... Favorite track: Runout Groove.
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    Get this sensational album on 1st pressing vinyl. This is a beautiful sounding pressing from the Optimal plant with stunning artwork from Tom Scholefield aka Konx-Om-Pax.
    'Revolutions' is a concept album all about music on vinyl - make sure you order your copy to enjoy the music in the format that inspired it!

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    Get this sensational album on first edition CD, in a card digipac case featuring stunning artwork from Tom Scholefield aka Konx-Om-Pax.

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Pitching Up 05:49
Out Of Sync 04:31
Revolutions 05:47
Digging Deep I think about it every morning when I wake up And late at night I cannot fight it I be baked up It spin so right and shine so bright Can look but donʼt touch And donʼt disrespeckkit We double checkingʼ whatʼs in store for it I listen down to the soul core The inner excellence Open my mind and let it pour They be testinʼ it but itʼs something I canʼt ignore I really think we should record more I really think we should stay in the groove Relax ya mind till it feels right We out of sight widdit Open the door turn on the light widdit A recollection of what I spitted donʼt forget it Maybe have the DJ Flip it git it litted A fresh fitted at the intermission Make ya final decision Itʼs been too long Ayo I gotta be getting I gotta I move on to the next song Yeah Slide that my way maad dollah I pay for the right one For the Tight one I come from far and wide from the front back and side Spend many many day til my finernail fray Hope that them givinʼ it up ainʼt the outcome I just gotta be patient and wait Back up in it like Iʼm out to get it Non stop Retool and calibrate for later New York to Decatur Hold it on the elevator Dig deep like a crater Show the people whatcha made of And then some Go ahead and spend some Time siftinʼ just to find The proper sound that resonate way deep inside my mind Look into it I can find Picture of imagination Make em stand tall This more than infatuation Ima gonʼ ball Pick up all the information Real this neva imitation Enter in the conversation Occupation Legendary Ohh that price is kinda scary Looking for that real one Pick the ones thatʼs necessary In my mind here I go letʼs start the show I mean Just spin the record and accept it Through the whole scene The whole meaning average Mine is through the roof like hammer time you canʼt touch this This one getting dusted Spread love like mustard Homie you can borrow mine Price is going up because they know itʼs on the incline Intertwine grooves with the mind so effortless Hands go numb calculate just what Iʼm left wit Got ya fingaz on the dial ringin up the pile Canʼt overload it cuz Iʼll be back in a little while Liddle child donʼtcha worry I know itʼs kinda blurry but just dig deeper
Matrix 06:24


Every track on ‘Revolutions’ represents an aspect of music on vinyl. On ‘Pitching Up’ you hear the DJ pitch the record up from 33rpm to 45rpm. ‘Out Of Sync’ simulates a clumsy attempt at beat matching. The hypnotic, circling sax line that opens the title track ‘Revolutions’ (echoed by the strings at the end) evokes the mesmerizing sensation of watching the record label artwork whirling as it spins on the platter. ‘Runout Groove’ fades in and out; the drumbeat mimics the distinctive, perpetual rhythm tapped out by the stylus as it reaches the runout groove. On the second side, ‘Sample Hunter’ unexpectedly deviates from the main section into Rhodes-drenched interludes; the type of moment that producers searched high and low for back when hip hop was great. Marcus Tenney’s (Butcher Brown) lyrics on ‘Dig Deep’ are all about the thrill of digging for records and ‘Matrix’ is inspired by the hidden messages sometimes left in the matrix markings on record pressings. On ‘Tracking Force’, you can hear the beat twist and morph as the stylus skates over the record. Finally, ‘Warped Memories’ closes out the album with a wistful, melancholy melody. Sit back with a glass of Japanese whisky and a Cuban cigar (or whatever your chosen poison is), stick the album on and enjoy it from start to finish - although if you’re listening to it on vinyl, you’ll need to get up to turn it over to the B-side.


released September 20, 2019

All compositions, string & brass arrangements by Tom O’Grady except ‘Dig Deep’ (music by Tom O’Grady, lyrics by Marcus Tenney).

Resolution 88:
Tom O’Grady - 1975 Rhodes suitcase mk1, Hohner Clavinet D6, Bechstein Grand Piano, Solina String Ensemble, Wurlitzer 200a, Dave Smith Instruments OB6, Yamaha Bb & F Trombone, Whistling
Ric Elsworth - Drums
Alex Hitchcock - Selmer Super Balanced Action tenor, D'Addario Select Jazz 3S reeds (unfiled), Shape Your Own Sound 9* mouthpiece, Ishimori Wood Stone Traditional Jazz 8* mouthpiece, Bass Clarinet, Flute
Tiago Coimbra - 1978 Fender jazz bass, Warwick Infinity 5 string bass, Anaconda Ultra J4E-elite bass, Mark Bass amps and Ampeg B15
Oli Blake - Percussion, samples and effects

Other performers:
Marcus Tenney - Vocals (‘Dig Deep’)
Vanessa Haynes - Whistling (‘Warped Memories’)
Samuel Ewens - Trumpet, Flugel Horn
Tadasuke Iijima - Violin
Elona Laurie - Violin
Zami Jalil - Viola
Miriam Wakeling - Cello

Photography by Sam Palmer
Recorded by Mike Thorne & Joshua Holland at Rimshot Studio and Andy Ramsay at Press Play.
Mixed by Robin Mullarkey at Sausage Factory Studios.
Mastered by Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Records.
Artwork by Tom Scholefield (Konx-om-Pax).

Thanks to:
YOU - once again, your support for our band by buying our music and coming to our gigs enables us to keep on doing what we do!
Vanessa Haynes, Peter & Christine O’Grady, Vikki Stone, Angela, Lucia, Julie Coimbra, Andrew Taylor-Cummings, Stefan Redtenbacher and Orphy Robinson.
Our extended Resolution 88 family - Oli Savill, Adam Kovacs, Afrika Green, Joe Taylor, George Crowley, Eric Guy, Jon Mapp, Tom White, Tom Smith, Mike Thorne, Robin Mullarkey, Caspar Sutton-Jones, Tom Scholefield, Chris Taylor, Andy Ramsay, Dan Goldman, Bob Power, Brian Hurst, Julian Fontenell, Bluey, David Ranalli, Jada Parolini, Helmut Heuer, Snowboy, Tobi Kirsch, Delia Tesileanu.
A very special thanks to Myles Sanko - you are truly a force of nature!
Thanks to Larry Mizell, Fonce Mizell (RIP), Jerry Peters, Toby Smith (RIP), Matthew Larkin Cassell, Don Blackman (RIP) and Herbie Hancock for all the inspiration.


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Resolution 88 London, UK

"Band On The Rise"
~Larry Mizell

With the release of their first three albums and live shows supporting Snarky Puppy, Roy Ayers, Marcus Miller, Larry Mizell & the Blackbyrds, Butcher Brown, Yellowjackets and more, Resolution 88 have already established themselves as one of the UK’s leading exponents of funk jazz. Their music is synonymous with the silky, buttery sound of the Fender Rhodes. ... more

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