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During the Hours Frances Livings

During the Hours

Frances Livings

Published January 31st 2010
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During the Hours is the debut EP of the London-born poet and songwriter Frances Livings and features three of her previously unpublished poems. To support and interpret the atmosphere of each piece, Frances hand-picked three of Los Angeles’ finestMoreDuring the Hours is the debut EP of the London-born poet and songwriter Frances Livings and features three of her previously unpublished poems. To support and interpret the atmosphere of each piece, Frances hand-picked three of Los Angeles’ finest jazz musicians. Her goal was to capture complete performances rather than the usual studio procedure of assembling tracks for overdubbing and editing.The musicians had not heard the poems prior to their studio arrival and were asked to respond as if they were at a live jazz gig, improvising on the spot. Each piece was recorded live, with the individual instrument in dialogue with Frances’ recital of the poemSongs of the Soul, written by Frances Livings features Zane Musa on tenor saxophone who is unique for blending middle Eastern melodies with intricate jazz improvisation.For The Maliciousness of Words Frances chose the jazz pianist Brandon Coleman. It is Brandon’s humour and his ability to convey easiness that enabled him to fully compliment the piece which deals with the characteristics of individual words.During the Hours is an ode to a loved one. It features the violinist Paul Cartwright whose gift in creating lyrical melodies with strong narratives complimented the romantic and scenographic notion of this piece.