With Run Logan Run’s new album, Nature Will Take Care Of You, just over two weeks away, the adventurous drum-and-sax duo of Andrew Neil Hayes and Matt Brown release today a third single called ‘Project Pigeon Missile’. Of the track, Brown commented:
“At first this track came together in a more traditional Run Logan Run fashion via starting rehearsals with long improvisations. I’d been listening to a lot of Ahmad Jamal at the time so that has a very clear influence. The special thing about this track is it was the first time that Andrew had the idea of bringing in Annie Gardner to sing! Safe to say the collaboration worked.”
Listen to ‘Project Pigeon Missile’ and grab Nature Will Take Care Of You when it’s out on November 25th through Worm Discs.
There’s exciting news from Bristolian adventurous drum-and-sax duo Run Logan Run, who are set to release a fourth album, following last year’s For A Brief Moment We Could Smell The Flowers which was one of our Album Picks of the year. Entitled Nature Will Take Care Of You, their upcoming album will see the light of day on November 25th through Worm Discs.
The record sees the duo of Andrew Neil Hayes (saxophones and FX) and Matt Brown (drums and percussion) venture boldly into new territory and expand their line-up to include singer Annie Gardiner as well as a string quartet and a brass section. “This is essentially a big band album,” Hayes explained. “Our reference points were Attica Blues by Archie Shepp, Soul Zodiac by Rick Holmes and The Nat Adderley Sextet, and Enter by Fire! Orchestra.” He continues:
“Most tracks began as ideas that Matt and I had composed individually before we developed them in the rehearsal studio together. Our goal was to really open up the sound and invite input from other collaborators… We wanted to reflect our need for community through this process of presenting a larger collective of musicians.”
Alongside the album announcement, Run Logan Run have released the first single ‘Great Fools’ featuring Annie Gardiner on vocals. “The melody came first for ‘Great Fools”, Gardiner said of the track. “I responded to Andrew’s saxophone part with my voice paying homage to ‘O Superman’ by Laurie Anderson, a song I have always loved. The lyrics and vocal melody are abstract and very sound-based, but the song made me feel sad and angry about how easily I forget about the planet in my everyday life.”
‘Great Fools’ is offered with a live video directed by Daniel Broadley and you can watch it below.
We're big fans of Run Logan Run, the adventurous duo of Andrew Neil Hayes (saxophones and FX) and Matt Brown (drums and percussion). Based in Bristol and born out of a shared passion for improvisation, spiritual jazz and heavier experimental music, they are versatile and talented musicians who push the boundaries of jazz. Their upcoming and much anticipated third album, For A Brief Moment We Could Smell The Flowers, captures perfectly their energy and their intense, inventive, intricate and exhilarating sound. We asked them to put together a mix of some of the artists and bands that inspire them and we're thrilled to start September with this superb selection of tracks. So be sure to grab their new album when it comes out later this month, and right now, press play and enjoy the ride!
Yacine Boularès, Vincent Ségal & Nasheet Waits – Dar Shems – The House of The Sun [Accords Croisés]
The Meters – (The World Is A Bit Under The Weather) Doodle-Oop [Rhino Records]
Cochemea – Tukaria [Daptone Records]
Tortoise – TNT [Thrill Jockey / City Slang]
Soccer96 feat. Alabaster DePlume – Children Will Dance [Moshi Moshi Records]
Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal (Happa remix) [Domino]
Tonbruket – Vinegar Heart [ACT]
M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade Feat. Laurie Anderson – O Superman (Matt John Remix) [Get Physical Music]
John Pope Quintet – Plato [New Jazz And Improvised Music Recordings]
Tin Hat Trio – Bill (Nebraska Soundtrack) [Milan]
Johnny Dyani Quartet – Angolian Cry [SteepleChase]
Following the buoyant and boisterous ‘Screaming With The Light On’ and the heady ‘A Brief Moment’, Run Logan Run keep the surprises coming. The drum-and-sax duo have let loose ‘Shout Song’, the third single lifted from For A Brief Moment We Could Smell The Flowers. Speaking about the track, the pair comments:
“Shout Song is really a folk song. We were trying to combine a simple and direct lyrical line on the saxophone with a feeling of multiple melodic percussion parts being played on the drum kit. It’s a joyful noise for people to shake their body to.”
Take a listen now.
For A Brief Moment We Could Smell The Flowers is out on September 17th through Worm Discs.
For A Brief Moment We Could Smell The Flowers, the upcoming third album from drum-and-sax duo Run Logan Run, arrives next month. We had already heard the buoyant and boisterous lead single ‘Screaming With The Light On’ and now they are offering a heady new brew called ‘A Brief Moment’. “I think moments are all we ever have because the past is gone and the future never comes, so our lives are in reality just constant movement from one moment to the next,” the pair comments. “Except that this moment is recorded so you can keep going back to it.” Listen to ‘A Brief Moment’ again and again and make sure you grab the album when it’s out on September 17th through Worm Discs.