Daylight Savin’

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Daylight Savin’

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2020 – LJCD23
Second album of The Dime Notes.
Blues drenched clarinet-driven 1920’s New Orleans jazz with London’s hard-swinging vintage jazz band.

ANDREW OLIVER – PIANO
DAVID HORNIBLOW – CLARINET
DAVE KELBIE – GUITAR
LOUIS THOMAS – DOUBLE BASS

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A terrific Clarinettist! From one player to another
ACKER BILK
Andrew Oliver is almost punk-rock in his attitude about Traditional Jazz and bringing back its visceral nature
KMHD JAZZ RADIO USA
Dave Kelbie, the rhythmic rumbling of a folksy freight train
ALL ABOUT JAZZ USA
Andrew Oliver is the quintessential musician’s musician
EVAN CHRISTOPHER
Horniblow’s playing is nimble, incisive and assured
JAZZ JOURNAL
Dave Kelbie’s rhythm guitar is undoubtedly one of the best in the world
CLASSICA FRANCE
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SYNCOPATED TIMES UK 25.09.2020
Daylight Savin’ by The Dime Notes
The 2016 debut of The Dime Notes made a splash in the London traditional jazz scene. The team of pianist Andrew Oliver and David Horniblow have gone on to prove that early fuss was well deserved. A number of the best traditional jazz albums of the intervening years have had the duos fingerprint. They’ve toured the world with the Dime Notes, completed their Morton Project, thrilled audiences with their own trios, delighted vintage jazz lovers with their Vitality Five, and in Oliver’s case produced a solo piano album. Now they are returning to the collaboration that first turned heads with the release on lejazzetal of the long awaited Dime Notes sequel, Daylight Savin’.
The footprint of the Morton Project is all over this album. The project was a series of YouTube videos of Oliver and Horniblow performing duets of the entire Jelly Roll Morton composition catalog, later released as an album of studio recorded highlights. Of 12 tracks on Daylight Savin’, four are Morton compositions, and another, “The Chant“, is strongly associated with him. Of the rest, James P. Johnson and other pianists are prominent sources, as well as one Andrew Oliver original, “Ten Cent Rhythm”, a play on the bands name.
The album kicks off with Jimmie Noone‘s “El Rado Shuffle”, the hooky rhythm puts a pin on the time period they are embarking to explore. It’s a great ride, deserving of more attention from today’s bands. The Morton material dominates the middle of the album including three in a row; “Grandpa’s Spells”, “Fickle Fay Creep”, and “Pep”.
It would be a rare jazz record that didn’t have something touched by Morton but these guys have recently established themselves as uniquely qualified interpreters of the master. Extending what was heard on the Complete Morton to include a rhythm section they maintain the hung back approach and go deep into the groove of each composition. The album ends strong with three hot runs through “Why”, “Jubilee Stomp” and the ever popular “San”, guaranteeing you’ll be let go with your toes still tapping.
The pair are backed in a quartet by Dave Kelbie on guitar and, new for this album, Louis Thomas on bass. Thomas is one of many young musicians who, having learned his instrument within the context of avant garde art performances, was drawn to traditional jazz by the chance encounters and opportunities presented in his working careers.
Thomas has a background that includes stagings of John Cage and Charles Mingus, but also experience pleasing dancers with The Old Hat Jazz Band and Wheatley’s Arcadians. Like similarly situated musicians in the New York scene, he swings to a very high standard.
Oliver and Horniblow are undoubtedly one of the most influential pairings in traditional jazz right now. They have developed a recognizable style of smooth, intuitive, virtuosity that reaches up from traditionally jazz without jumping the fences or manning the barricades. Not overfast or complex, but certain and technical.
Some may find their feel a bit too academic but that would miss their personal vision. This group explores what swinging jazz can be at the highest level of play. Whatever it lacks in emotional heft is made up for in unmatched musicality. Play this album for swing kids, moldy figs, or the chamber jazz crowd and you’ll receive the same welcome reaction. We’re lucky in 2020 to have new jazz of this caliber to celebrate.
JOE BEBCO

SUNDAY TIMES UK 06.09.2020
Daylight Savin’ by The Dime Notes
Millennials who were won over by the Hot Sardines should treat Dave Kelbie’s quartet as their next port of call. They may not be as flashy, but their brand of bluesy standards digs even deeper. It’s a vibrant, unpredictable – and funky – set that proves that music from a century ago doesn’t have to be played with curatorial solemnity. David Horniblow’s clarinet spits fire.
CLIVE DAVIS

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Additional information

Weight75 g
Dimensions16 × 15 × 1.5 cm
Technical

Daylight Savin' by The Dime Notes – LJCD23
Recorded & mixed at Master Chord Studio, London

Tk 8/10/12 engineered by Ronan Phelan assisted by Michele Catri 03/12/2018
Tk 1-8/10/12 engineered by Dougal Lott assisted by Michele Catri 26/02/2019
Edited at Konk Studios by Dave Kelbie
& Dougal Lott
Mixed by Dave Kelbie, David Horniblow, Dougal Lott
Mastered by Waudio, Helsinki

© & c 2020 Lejazzetal Records,
London
Produced by Lejazzetal Records

Package design & artwork by
Dave Kelbie
assisted by Kathryn at Prestset
prestset.co.uk
The Dime Note artwork by
Tiny Little Hammers
Manufactured in the EU by
The Digital Audio Co Ltd
the-digital-audio.co.uk

Images: Photos from 2019 tours of
Canada, Ukraine, Moldova and Scotland

Sleeve notes by Andrew Oliver

Contact: Lejazzetal London UK
lejazzetal.com

1 review for Daylight Savin’

  1. Peter Riley (verified owner)

    FANTASTIC, The Dime Notes do a wonderful job playing this traditional music without making it sound like it is embalmed. Lively, energetic and passionate, I mean this shit swings like crazy, great clarinet work from Horniblow and brilliant piano from Andrew Oliver who we love from his amazing Jelly Roll CD on this label. If ANY of the selections sound of interest you will not be disappointed with these great performances

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