Robert returns to Karamel with his new trio – Epiphany 3 who are currently touring in support of his new album. The band features Tom Mason (Bass), Saleem Raman (Drums) and tonight – special guest dancer Masumi Endo. ‘A Vigil For Justice. A Vigil For Peace’ (DOF0001) features nine new pieces for piano trio and seven original poems – inspired by the rapid political change in atmosphere in recent times, against the backdrop of so much unrealised human potential and vast inequalities.
The pianist-poet-composer, addresses dissatisfaction with the political process, inequality and division, continued struggles for peace, migration, a refocus on the special talents that everyone possesses, long lasting love, and a tribute to the brilliant campaigner Debbie Purdey. It also contains an introduction to a larger work called “The Spirit Line”. This is Mitchell’s ninth album, and is produced by the great percussionist and ECM recording artist Miles Bould. On the album, Robert uses solo keyboards and piano trio, as well as spoken word – furthering the musical concepts he used as a member of F-ire Collective, with whom he won the BBC Jazz Innovation Award in 2004.
Robert is also having his first poetry collection published very soon (sharing the same name as this new album). The album on vinyl/download and the audiobook of the book are being released on the new Depth Of Field label.
‘All in all “A Vigil For Justice, A Vigil For Peace” is an album that deserves pride of place in any modern jazz enthusiasts collection’
Jazz In Europe
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