Mad Bunny Records have announced A Dream Set Free, a jazz guitar trios album by Bruce Bishop featuring Stanley Clarke, Stewart Copeland, Jesse Ingalls and Jimmy Paxson.
The nine-tracks were recorded at the Carriage House in Silverlake, Calif., and engineered by Sheldon Gomberg and mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
“This is a particularly special release for me because Bruce has been a childhood hero of mine and I’ve always wanted to work in the studio with him on his music,” said Mad Bunny Records founder and producer Ben Harper. “I wanted to surround him with musicians of an equally high caliber so I called on my friends Stewart and Stanley, and then Jimmy and Jesse. We did these in two sessions and I think this record captured the magic that happened in the studio. For me, it was a dream come true.”
Bishop used a full-toned vintage jazz guitar, which amplifies what he describes as “simple heartfelt melodies designed to leave wide open spaces for an amazing rhythm section.”
The record displays Bishop’s command over his instrument and the fusion of guitar and voice. The chordal phrases are captivating and contemporary. The physical release of the album will also feature a poem by Michael Goldman.
Listen to the A Dream Set Free here.