After the London Improvisers Orchestra and the Strings project comes the Gathering, a co-op group of London-based professional and amateur improvisers started in 1991 by singer Maggie Nicols. This debut album was captured in the studio after the recording of the group's performance at the 2002 Freedom of the City Festival was found to be flawed. It features an unusually large version of the Gathering, 25 members strong, including many LIO regulars, like sax player Tom Chant and pianist Veryan Weston.
Songs for Christmas is a box set of five separate EPs of Christmas-related songs and carols recorded by independent musician Sufjan Stevens between 2001 and 2006. The EPs had been given as gifts to friends and family of Stevens over the past six years, except for 2004 where he was too busy recording the Illinois album.
Jon Stevens (born 8 October 1961) is a New Zealand singer of Māori descent. Stevens is the brother of New Zealand Idol judge, Frankie Stevens. He is best known for his work with Noiseworks and Jesus Christ Superstar. Stevens was born in Upper Hutt, New Zealand where he used to play rugby league. He formed his first band while at Heretaunga College. Stevens released his debut studio album Jezebel on CBS Records in 1980. It peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand charts and was certified Gold
John Bassat Stevens IV (born July 28, 1987) is an American classic pop singer and was the sixth-place finalist on the third season of the television series American Idol. Stevens was born in Buffalo, New York and his permanent residence is in nearby East Amherst. He attended Williamsville East High School and sang in a select jazz group. He auditioned for American Idol in New York City, singing "That's Amore" as an impression of Dean Martin
For John Stevens, Pt 2. 17:10. 3. For John Stevens, Pt. 24:07. 3 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes. Released: 19 Jun 2001.
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Despite its austerity, Sufjan Stevens’ 2015 album Carrie & Lowell aligns more neatly with its immediate predecessors-the synth phantasmagoria of The Age of Adz and the baroque pop odyssey of Illinois-than it does with the singer’s early chamber-folk. All that he learned in crafting those two epics he applied to the hushed reassembly of his grief after his mother’s death, plus a little extra, all-purpose sorrow to boot.
|For John Stevens|
|4||Mouse In The Desert||8:14|
|6||Beauty And The Beast||10:11|
- Alto Saxophone – Dave De Cobain*, Richard Leigh
- Artwork By [Drawing] – Maggie Nicols
- Bass Clarinet – Shirley Hall
- Cornet – Frank Charlton
- Drums [Drum Kit] – Dave Fowler
- Edited By, Mastered By, Design, Liner Notes – Martin Davidson
- Electronics – Stuart Fisher
- Guitar – Moshi Honen
- Guitar, Melodica – Morris English
- Guitar, Recorder – Steve Moyes*
- Painting [Paintings] – Annalisa Colombara
- Percussion, Toy [Toys] – Dennis Austin
- Photography By – Peter Symes
- Piano – Veryan Weston
- Recorded By – Steve Lowe
- Soprano Saxophone – Bernard Burns, Tom Chant
- Steel Guitar [Lap] – Mick Rodwell
- Trumpet [Pocket] – Paul Shearsmith
- Violin – Susanna Ferrar
- Voice – Angeline Conaghan, Carmel Morrisey*, Evrah, Glynis Joseph, Hugo Danino, Juliet Morel , Maggie Nicols, Sharon Gal, Zia Musafia
- Written-by [Improvisations, For Convenience] – Maggie Nicols (tracks: 1, 5, 6)
- Written-by [Improvisations] – John Stevens (tracks: 2 to 4)
NotesDigitally recorded at Gateway Studios, London, 2002 July 1.
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