Love Trio In Dub feat. U-Roy
Released On: Jan 01, 1970
Released By: Nublu Records
With a firm commitment to the presentation of alternative sounds in the forefront of the fusion of varied genres of popular music, Nublu Records announces the Early 2006 release of Love Trio in Dub feat. U-Roy. Love Trio is joined Ewart Beckford, the great Jamaican dubmaster known to the world as U-Roy. Progenitor of the modern DJ style, it was U-Roy who found that by omitting the vocals and remixing the tracks of recordings at Duke Reid's studio where he was disc-cutter he could create new sounds from snippets of rocksteady, insinuating his own sing-song toasts of everyday Jamaican life in the spaces left by these omissions, pre-dating what Columbia records engineer Teo Macero would do with later recordings of the great jazz trumpeter, Miles Davis.
Hearing a compilation containing a track by the legendary Jamaican dub master in Sweden when he was 13 years old, Ilhan Ersahin, in what was one of his first record purchases was transformed by his experience, realizing in that moment that music would be his calling. With the accusation of a tenor saxophone and a latter ticket to Gotham, his fate was sealed. A nine year apprenticeship at downtown New York's then-famous Sweet Basil led to association with outstanding denizens of the jazz world and weekly workshops with the like-minded. These nine years were to culminate in a shift to the Lower East Side and Nublu. The genie was now out of the bottle. From this long gestation, Love Trio was born.
Among those making the trek east with Ersahin were bassist Jesse Murphy, a young California native who would become bassist with Brazilian Girls, and drummer Kenny Wollesen of Tom Waits renown. The music the trio would make would seek to defy genre. It would be, as Ersahin would insist - just music - his music: "It's the city - its also where we live. I live here, and on the road, and there is the night life mixed with studio life; in a way also DJ life gotten to our compositions because every where we play there always electronics and DJs. In the culture now, it is really a part of everything. I am just trying to live in the moment, in what is now."
Adding to the trio a horn section of trombonist Jeanne Geiger, trumpeter John Gibson, and saxophonist Adam Beach to Ilhan Ersahin's lyrical tenor musings accentuated by his punching keyboards with its insistent punctuation, track one, Rock the Rhythm, also features an overdubbed chorus of Brazilian Girls singer Sabina Sciubba to float ethereally over and around the dubmaster in a blue haze of serenity. Driven by the pulsating bass of Murphy and Wollesen's teasing cymbal work, it is a living example of the legacy of dub. Joining on melodica on Algo Mas is Didi Gutman of Brazilian Girls. Other tracks feature the guitars of Thor Madsen and Charles Stella, and the vocals of Sameera Reddy, perfect compliments to the traditions of rub-a-dub.