Days On Earth epitomises the eclectic mix of influences and genres that have shaped Lockheart’s concepts - from the expansive improvising and lush soundscapes of Polar Bear to 70’s funk, African Kora type harp melodies and soaring strings.
“The day we embarked on the recording of Days On Earth, 13th December 2017, I had been on Earth for 20,711 days. This also means that I’ve been on Earth for 2,958 weeks, 680 months, 497,000 hours, 30 million minutes and not far shy of 2 billion seconds. This record is a culmination of many of those experiences over the 2 billion seconds that I’ve been eating, sleeping, thinking, playing and composing music. Music is intrinsically connected to life, love and joy.” MARK LOCKHEART
MARK LOCKHEART tenor sax
ALICE LEGGETT alto sax
LIAM NOBLE piano
JOHN PARRICELLI guitar
TOM HERBERT bass
SEBASTIAN ROCHFORD drums
30 piece orchestra conducted by JOHN ASHTON THOMAS
released January 18, 2019
Produced by Mark Lockheart and Steve Baker. Executive Producer Dave Stapleton.
Recorded at British Grove Studios, London on December 13th and 14th 2017 by Martin Hollis
Mixed by Steve Baker www.stevebakermusic.com
Mastered by Peter Beckman at Technology Works.
VIOLINS: Jackie Shave (leader), Warren Zielinski, Rita Manning, Tom Piggot Smith, Magnus Johnston, Marije Johnston, Katherine Shave, Patrick Kiernan, Shlomy Dobrinsky, Tom Crehan, Ruth Ehrlich, William Hillman, Matthew Ward
VIOLAS: Bruce White, Oli Langford, Clare Finnimore, Paul Cassidy, Ruth Gibson
CELLOS: Caroline Dearnley, Jonathan Tunnell, Jacqueline Thomas, David Daniels
HARP: Helen Tunstall
CLARINETS: Nick Rodwell and James Allsopp
FLUTES: Anna Noakes and Roland Sutherland
FFRENCH HORNS: Jim Rattigan and Laurence Davies
TRUMPETS: Pat White and Toby Street and Laura Jurd on tracks 4 & 7
TROMBONE: Alistair White
BASS TROMBONE: Andy Wood