Work, Money, Death: Dawn

Slowing down your life sometimes can really make a difference. Even if it’s twenty minutes a day (longer than 15 minutes, but not quite a half hour), we’ve found that that really helps. What also helps is the music. And if you ever needed music to slow down a bit to reflect to, here’s a record that can help. Work, Money, Death are the band that backed up the ATA artist Tony Burkill on his 2017 debut record. This new LP takes the listener on a most transcendental journey and with the spirit of the greats such as Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders to guide them, they do it. Two tracks on side A, a stormy “Dusk” and the track you have right here, the uplifting and spirit filled “Dawn” put the listener along the road to this meditative musical trip.

“The space in which the uncontrollable unknown resides can be the place from which creation arises” was written by Tony and Neil through a series of extended improvisations similar to the extended meditation sessions that both musicians practice.

The B-Side, “The Space In Which The Uncontrollable Unknown Resides Can Be The Place From Which Creation Arises”, was conceived and recorded by Tony Burkill and Bassist Neil Innes in spring/summer of 2020. Because of COVID restrictions, recording the record was approached differently. Each musician would record their part separately and continuously. Their reaction to the other musician’s performance was a purely organic evolution. From the first single, and after hearing how the record came together, we feel that this will be an important jazz record as time goes on. Spiritual jazz is personal to all of us, and within this record lie different meanings to different people. No matter what language you speak, this one speaks directly to the listener. Listen to the single and pre-order after the stream.

Get the record here.

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