Archive for April 25th, 2020

The Lewis Express – Clap Your Hands

Primarily based in Leeds, The Lewis Express is comprised of many of the musicians that have graced previous ATA Records releases: George Cooper, Piano (Abstract Orchestra) Neil Innes, Bass (The Sorcerers, The Magnificent Tape Band, Tony Burkill), Sam Hobbs, Drums (Dread Supreme, Tony Burkill, Matthew Bourne) and Pete Williams, Percussion (The Sorcerers, The Magnificent Tape Band, Tony Burkill).

Recorded over an intense two-day session, ‘Clap Your Hands’ is heavily influenced by the classic soul jazz recordings of The Young Holt Trio / Young Holt Unlimited, and Ramsey Lewis, from who this group take their name. As with many of the classic Ramsey Lewis cuts this album was recorded live, capturing the rich inter-relationship between the players and leaving in some of that chunky room noise. Everything comes together here, with a mid-60s Cadet record feel throughout.

Please follow the link and scroll down the page to get fully access to all tracks of the album Clap Your Hands.