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Evolution: Seeds & Streams

by John Ellis

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slowmo I've had this album for nearly a year, played it a lot, and find new things in it at each listening. Beautifully crafted, densely woven music that is full of feeling and spirit. Favorite track: Poemander.
Howard Earl
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Howard Earl This is something quite special. Every track is beautifully put together. Congratulations to everyone involved in this release!
John Connor
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John Connor If the rest of the album is half as good as this track I can't wait to hear it! Another wonderful addition to Matt Halsall's Gondwana label.
Update: the rest of the album is at least as good! Favorite track: Unidentical Twins.
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Aly Gillani One of the UK Jazz scene's best kept secrets.
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duke hugh A Bigger Cake, soon to be a modern spiritual jazz classic. Favorite track: A Bigger Cake.
Daniel Schmitt
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Daniel Schmitt This album is simply beautiful! Highly recommended for all who love quiet fine-tuned instrumental music. Favorite track: The Ladder.
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Flight 07:29 video
The Ladder 06:07
Poemander 06:50
Arrival 04:20


Music by: John Ellis

Recorded by: WR Audio

Mixed by: John Ellis & WR Audio

Mastered by: George Atkins at 80 Hertz Studios

Artwork by: Daniel Halsall

Executive producer: Matthew Halsall

Released by Gondwana Records

Performed by:

John Ellis - piano/keyboard

Helena Jane Summerfield - clarinet, tenor sax, flute

Sam Healey - alto sax

Ellie Smith - trombone

Jali Nyonkoling Kuyateh - kora

John Haycock - kora

Jessica Macdonald - cello

Pete Turner - bass, synthesizer

Rick Weedon - percussion

Jason Singh - vocal sculpture, beatbox

Evolution: Seeds and Streams was commissioned by Manchester Jazz Festival 2015 and made possible with support from Irwin Mitchell, ACE and PRS for Music Foundation.

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released November 11, 2016


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John Ellis Manchester, UK

John Ellis is a musician, writer and producer from the North of England. He also directs Limefield, a studio and record label in Manchester, England.

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