Ritual diamonds

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Christopher Hale




Hale, C., MInyoung, W., Oehlers, J., Keller, A., Barker, S., Yaejee, K., & Noordhuis, N. (2023). Ritual Diamonds [sound recording]. Christopher Hale.



Ritual Diamonds, the latest release from award-winning bassist-composer Christopher Hale, reimagines Korean ritual drumming and contemporary jazz, creating a music that is mysterious, complex and beautiful. Built within an intricate rhythmic world, the music is adorned with stirring melodies, virtuosic improvisation and epic, emotional scope. Joining Hale is Korean drumming innovator Woo Minyoung and some of Australia’s finest jazz artists: Jamie Oehlers (saxophones), Andrea Keller (Rhodes and piano), Theo Carbo (guitars) and Simon Barker (drums); with special guests Yaejee (Chloe) Kim (cymbals, percussion) and Nadje Noordhuis (trumpet)...

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Christopher Hale - bass guitar, baritone guitar, acoustic & electric guitars, kkwaenggwari, ching, percussion;

Woo Minyoung - changgo, kkwaenggwari, p’aram, percussion;

Jamie Oehlers - tenor and soprano saxophones;

Andrea Keller - Rhodes, piano;

Simon Barker - drums, mujing;

Kim (Chloe) Yaejee - cymbals, percussion (Track 2);

Nadje Noordhuis - trumpet (Track 3, 4).

Produced by Christopher Hale

Recorded on Wurundjeri land by Lachlan Carrick at Sing Sing, James Gilligan at Forum Arcade, and Gadigal land Richie Belkner at Free Energy Device.

Mixed and Mastered by Lachlan Carrick at Moose Mastering. A

ll music composed by Christopher Hale except Track 6, devised and arranged by Hale and Woo Minyoung.

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