STARRY SKIES - Jake Amy





Sensitive then explosive, Starry Skies captures an electrifying cocktail of chamber music and contemporary jazz. At the intersection of chamber music and modern jazz, Starry Skies delineates an introspective narrative of existentialism. Through streamlined contours, this contemporary composition captures the interaction, sensitivity and reckless abandon of an emerging group fronted by Australian pianist and composer Jake Amy. Drawing inspiration from Kurt Rosenwinkel’s 'Spirit Kiss' and John Adams’s 'Eros Piano', Starry Skies propels itself from earnest contemplation towards an electrifying resolution. This work has been supported by Regional Arts Victoria and Creative Victoria. We acknowledge that this work was created on stolen land. We pay our respects to its true owners, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We would like to extend that thanks to all First Nations peoples who have been caring for this beautiful land for over 80,000 years. It is thanks to their knowledge, wisdom and tireless work that we can find comfort and inspiration on this land. We acknowledge that this music stems from the struggles of black American communities. 10% of all profit will be donated to Black Girl Magik, a collective of artists and community organisers who host workshops and events for women and girls from the African diaspora: www.blackgirlmagik.com



released February 2, 2022 Cello: Ella Duke Double Bass: Robbie Finch Drums: Patrick Danao Electric Guitar: Harry Tinney Kalimba: Ben Ingvarson Piano: Jake Amy Composed by Jake Amy, June 2021 Arranged by Jake Amy Recorded by Greg Macmillan at Echidna Studios, 28 November 2021 Additional Recording by Jake Amy at Loose Llama Studios Produced by Jake Amy Mixed by Jake Amy Mastered by Kathy Naunton Cover Photo: Cameron Grant Makeup Artist: Emma Volard Styling: Jake Amy Dedicated to Craig Amy "Follow" Jake on Instagram to stay tuned: www.instagram.com/jakeamymusic/