About the Tracks:

This traditional jazz piano trio features Joe Tatton, keyboardist for The New Mastersounds. This trio is reminiscent of Ahmad Jamal featuring impeccable chord voicing and tasteful phrasing. The title refers to Ciutadella de Menorca, a port city on the west coast of Menorca (Minorca), one of the Spanish Balearic Islands where Joe Tatton has travelled to this Mediterranean paradise often to visit his friend and bandmate in the New Mastersounds, Bassist Pete Shand, who resides on the island.

 

This release includes a bonus track, "Budd Flood", referencing the British Jazz Pianist and composer Roy Budd. Joe wrote the tune after listening to Budd's film score for the film Get Carter.

“Saved by the Bell” is an energetic slice of funky piano laced with New Orleans vibes and an icing of percussive cake. More dancefloor-driven than the prior two releases on Color Red, Joe Tatton wanted to feature long-time New Mastersounds collaborator, Sam Bell on percussion to round out the sound and impart a swaggering boogaloo vibe. This contrasts the two prior releases on Color Red that were more introspective and is a perfect capstone to the series to highlight Tatton’s versatility ranging from acoustic piano trios over red wine to raging night clubs ushering in the daylight.

Credits:

Music written by Joseph Matthew Tatton

Graphic Art created by Michael Tallman

Photography by Simon Allen

 

Performers:
Alejandro Castaño - Drums
Charlie Mertens - Double Bass
Joe Tatton - Acoustic Piano

Sam Bell - Percussion

 

Produced by Eddie Roberts
Color Red

 

Engineered by Josh Fairman
Scanhope Sound

 

Mixed by Eddie Roberts
Color Red Studios

 

Mastered by David Glasser
Airshow Mastering

 

Executive Producer:
Eddie Roberts
Color Red