Stay Weird

by The Rookies

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Melbourne cult jazz quintet The Rookies offer a quirky and diverse journey into the minds of frustrated jazz musicians seeking more from their genre with their second LP, ‘Stay Weird’. An album that nods to the hard bop and spirit jazz of their forebears, ‘Stay Weird’ is a collection of wonky originals and obscure treatments of standards by the likes of John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders.

Featuring guest vocals from Melbourne-based soul/exotica phenomenon Laneous (Laneous, Kafka, Laneous and the Family Yah), and Australian jazz legend Ben Gillespie (The Hoodangers, The Four Scoops), ‘Stay Weird’ is an ode to the unique energy when people shed their pride to collaborate and honour each other’s creative offerings. It is a celebration of the raw energy of improvisation, where anything is possible if you can just let your weirdness shine through.

The Rookies stay weird, and so should you.

All arrangements copyright 2019 The Rookies

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released November 22, 2019

Track 1 composed by John Coltrane
Track 2, 5, 6, 7 composed by Joel Trigg
Track 3 composed by Thomas Sly
Track 4 composed by Pharaoh Sanders
Track 8 composed by Janis Ian

Recorded and mixed by Myles Mumford at Rolling Stock Recording Rooms in Melbourne on 18-20 May 2019
Mastered by Rick O’Neil at Turtlerock in Sydney on 5 July 2019
Album design, artwork and layout by Hanah Wexler
Typeface by Dani Fine
Thanks to Mikey and Kez and the Mossy Willow crew

The Rookies acknowledge that this album was recorded on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and wish to pay our respects to their elders: past, present and emerging. We recognize that their sovereignty was never ceded.

Greg Sher - Alto Saxophone
Tom Sly - Trumpet
Joel Trigg - Piano
Oscar Neyland - Double Bass
Chris Cameron - Drums and Cymbals

Chris Cameron plays Sleishman Drums
Oscar Neyland plays a Benedict G Puglisi Double Bass

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The Rookies Melbourne, Australia

The Rookies were born in the spring of 2014 on the forgotten end of Brunswick Street in a room full of sweat, beer and dim lights at The Rooks Return. What started as a quiet set of background jazz for punters while they imbibed their cocktails quickly devolved into an uninhibited, drunken dance party reminiscent of a time almost forgotten...

The Rookies are Jazz, but not like you know it.
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