Muster Point

by Stanley J. Zappa

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about

US sax player Stanley J. Zappa and Finnish drummer/percussionist Simo Laihonen come together on the new album "Muster Point" on We Jazz Records, August 7. The two students of Milford Graves add bassist Ville Rauhala on a couple of tracks to make a bold and adventurous album captured both live and in the studio while Zappa was touring in Finland with the Black Motor musicians. This is a set full of fire and thunder, but also features some more meditative spiritual jazz.

"Muster Point" consists of short trio bursts ("Muster Point I-IV"), deep duo cuts such as "Pleasant Avenue" and the inspired material linking the stylistic bookends. The music herein comes from the long standing tradition of independent improvised jazz music, and moves forward in the now, relying in the natural communication and the chemistry between the musicians. At its core, the album is a testament to the importance personal connections between like-minded creative musicians in creating something new.

Stanley J. Zappa, originally from New Jersey, now based in Oliver, BC (Canada) is a highly expressive musician whose career has so far progressed largely under the radar. Part of the lineage of a musical family (his uncle Frank should need no introduction), Zappa's story is that of a true craftsman, now coming into fruition with a like-minded collaborator, Simo Laihonen. Laihonen is best known from his long-standing trio formation Black Motor, also featuring bassist Ville Rauhala featured on the trio tracks on this recording.

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released August 7, 2020

Stanley J. Zappa, tenor & soprano saxophones, alto clarinet / Simo Laihonen, drums & percussion
With Ville Rauhala, bass ("Muster Point I-IV")
Composed by Stanley J. Zappa & Simo Laihonen, except "Muster Point I-IV" composed by Stanley J. Zappa, Simo Laihonen & Ville Rauhala
Produced by Matti Nives
Co-produced by Stanley J. Zappa & Simo Laihonen
Mixed and mastered by Markus Pajakkala
Tracks 2, 3 & 8 mixed by Juuso Nordlund
Original fish drawings & liner notes by Stanley J. Zappa
Design by Matti Nives

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We Jazz Records is a label based in Helsinki releasing cutting edge jazz music on vinyl + additional formats. The label is closely connected to the annual We Jazz Festival. Visit the We Jazz Record Shop in Helsinki, open Tue-Fri 15-19, Sat 12-16.

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