Lot 50 New Release
Durra has traveled a sharp-angled creative path: experimental theatre in Iceland and Scotland, tours with (ex-Captain Beefheart) guitarist Moris Tepper, sound effects for kickboxing movies, dance tours in Russia and Kazakhstan. Then The Best of All Possible Worlds, which highlighted his Dylan, Radiohead and Alanis Morrisette interpretations and included a track featuring DJ Rob Swift, took a trick with America’s jazz radio stations and became particularly popular with college radio programmers, leading to Durra becoming a top five hit in June 2012.
Rocket Science continues Durra’s forward momentum, featuring further adaptations, this time including the White Stripes’ The Hardest Button to Button, Stevie Wonder’s Living for the City and popular Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall’s Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.
A previous visitor to Edinburgh, Durra’s affiliation to Scotland was underlined by a successful three-week run at the city’s Fringe festival in August 2011, where he earned four and five star reviews and won The Herald newspaper’s coveted Angel Award for excellence. Rocket Science was launched during Durra’s return residency at the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh.
LOUIS DURRA piano
JERRY KALAF drums
RYAN McGILLICUDDY bass
LARRY STEEN bass [tracks 1 and 7]
Produced by: Louis Durra
Recorded + mixed by Talley Sherwood at Tritone Recording, Glendale, CA
Mastered by Scott Fraser at Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
Album Art + Design by: Kio Griffith