Pour Un Homme Seul, the debut EP from Pete Beardsworth, is a cathartic exploration of the spiritual world of jazz and the healing force within.
The songs were written during a long period of solitude in the year following a traumatic accident that left Pete without the bottom parts of his legs. Charting a journey of hope and rediscovery, the tracks chart a voyage through a harsh, personal wilderness, and back to civilization.
This voyage is painted with woodwind, electronics, vocals, found sounds, and synthesizers provided by Pete. Accompaniments by renowned Erhu player Ling Peng, Yazmin Lacey’s drummer Tom Towle, guitarist Roshan Gunga, bassist George Butt, and vocalist Daisy Godfrey.
It follows long-standing collaborations with Yazmin Lacey, for whom Pete produced EPs Black Moon and When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees, the genre-crossing Invisible Orchestra, Brooklyn’s own Chris Rock, and work as part of free-jazz inspired electronic outfit Three Body Trio.
released September 21, 2018
Pete Beardsworth - Saxophones, Synthesisers, Flute, Rhodes, Piano, Vocals.
George Butt - Electric Bass, Upright Bass
Roshan Gunga - Electric Guitar
Tom Towle - Drum Kit
Ling Peng - Erhu
Daisy Godfrey - Vocals on 'Back To You'
Ollie Mcintosh - Additional vocals on 'Back To You'
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I might love this even more than Black Focus. Why? There is more of a focus on that Wu Funk sound, more melodies by the rhythm master, more hip-hop flavor, a chance for Kamaal to really shine. A perfect balance between hard hitting sounds with more melodic and meditative ones. One of the few albums I wish was 24-bit quality, that is how great this is. At the top of all the 2018 "best of" lists for a reason. Much respect HW. Edward