Jet Yellow (album)
Art of Life Records is proud to present, "Jet Yellow", by British keyboardist and composer Peter Lemer. "Jet Yellow" was recorded on May 11th & 12th, 1977 at Britannia Row Studios in London, England and mixed by Nick Griffiths. The album includes six original compositions by Peter Lemer and one song by Francis Moze, "O'Bouche", and features Peter Lemer on keyboards, Francis Moze on fretless electric bass, Laurie Allan on drums and the late great guitarist Allan Holdsworth on the song "Dognose". Analog to digital transfers in September 2017 by Justin Hill at Temple Music Studio in Sutton, England. 24-bit digital mastering by Paul G. Kohler at Art of Life Studios in Charleston, SC in April 2019. All songs previously unreleased.
Peter Lemer is an English improvisational pianist, drawing on Jazz, Classical and World music . He worked with the Pete Lemer Quintet, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Annette Peacock, Harry Beckett, Gilgamesh, Baker Gurvitz Army, Seventh Wave, Harry Beckett's Joy Unlimited, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, Mike Oldfield, Miller/Baker/Lemer, Peter Lemer Trio/Quartet and the Peter Lemer-Billy Thompson Quartet and Duo. He toured and recorded many albums with the late Phil Miller's In Cahoots and was a long-term member of Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia. He is now coaching piano, improvisation, music technology as well as being actively involved in lobbying to end global hunger. He participates as Group Leader with Results UK, the premier UK citizen advocacy group to eradicate poverty globally.
We were invited by Nick Mason, via Nick Griffiths, Pink Floyd's studio engineer, to record this session as a 'warm-up' for Britannia Row Studios. At around this time Annette Peacock called me: Allan Holdsworth, Francis Moze, and a south american drummer named Solar, who had a ginormous custom-built Rogers drum kit, and myself to explore the possibilities of a new line-up - which sadly didn't get off the ground. As a result, I invited Allan to join us for the song “Dognose” and the possibilities this particular line-up opened up were, and are, unimaginable. The trio played some gigs before and after this recording and disbanded not long after.
Laurie Allan and I had been musical chums for many years with a delightful string of bassists: John Mitchell, Jeff Clyne, Johnny Dyani, Steve Cook and others. On “Jet Yellow” we were joined by Francis Moze who brought his fluid and inventive style to the music. ~ Peter Lemer