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Nora Stanley and Benny Bock // Distance of the Moon LP

Nora Stanley and Benny Bock // Distance of the Moon LP

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This is a collaborative record released by LA-based saxophonist Nora Stanley and keyboardist Benny Bock in November 2023 from LA's contemporary jazz label Colorfield Records.

Contains 10 gentle ambient spiritual jazz songs by the two, who have been friends since Berkeley High School and have been making music together for nearly 2 years. DL code included. 

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Nora Stanley and Benny Bock's first album as a duoDistance of the Moon is a deep journey into acoustic, electronic, and improvisational territory.The saxophone/keyboard duo, whose friendship dates back to their high school days in Berkeley, California, have been making music together for nearly a decade.Hiking in the Marin Headlands and Mount Tam began a long friendship that grew stronger when they both lived in Ohio and attended Oberlin Conservatory.Road trips across the countryside and weekend excursions through cornfields cemented personal and musical connections.Nora Stanley and Benny Bock have been building for the last four years, even though they are on opposite coasts.

On their debut album, the duo shares a treasure trove of influences from music, literature and film.Their love and connection to the natural landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area is also present throughout the album, referenced in songs such as "Into The Flats" and "Hawk Hill" (the latter a tribute to the late Pharaoh Sanders). ).

Distance of the Moon features the duo using a variety of textures and sounds, from pump organ and prepared piano to Oberheim four-voice synthesizer and baritone guitar.Guests include Owen Clapp, Doug Stuart, Jeff Parker, Abe Rounds, Mark Giuliana, Daphne Chen, Myles Martin, Jacob Richards, and CJ Camerieri. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Colorfield Recordings releases available at Tobira.

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12 "black vinyl. Includes DL code.

Colorfield:

"Distance of the Moon, Nora Stanley and Benny Bock's first album together as a duo, is a deep journey into acoustic, electronic, and improvisatory realms. With a friendship dating back to high school in Berkeley, CA, the saxophone/ keyboard duo has been making music together for nearly a decade. Hikes through the Marin Headlands and Mt. Tam set the landscape for a long friendship that only deepened when the duo found themselves both living in Ohio, attending Oberlin Conservatory. Cross country road trips and weekend excursions through cornfields further solidified a connection both personal and musical that Nora and Benny have continued to build throughout the past four years, despite being situated on opposite coasts.

For their debut album, the two friends draw on a trove of shared musical, literary, and cinematic influences. Their connection to and love for the natural landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area is also present throughout the album, referenced in songs like “Into The Flats” and “Hawk Hill,” the latter, an homage to the late Pharaoh Sanders.

Distance of the Moon features the duo on a plethora of instruments, capturing a variety of textures and sounds from pump organ and prepared piano to Oberheim Four Voice synthesizer and baritone guitar. Featured guests include Abe Rounds, CJ Camerieri, Daphne Chen, Doug Stuart, Jacob Richards, Jeff Parker, Mark Giuliana, Myles Martin and Owen Clapp."

Benny Bock - Steinway Grand Piano, Steinway Prepared Upright Piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer 200a, Hammond B3, Estey Pump Organ, Percussion, Baritone Guitar, ARP 2600, Yamaha CS60, Moog Minimoog, Prophet 5, UDO Super 6, Oberheim Two Voice Pro , Soma Lyra & Pulsar 23, Drum Programming
Nora Stanley - Saxophone, Korg Maxikorg 800, Soma Pulsar, Moog Minimoog, Percussion, Kalimba, Drum Programming
Owen Clapp - Upright Bass (“Maurice”)
Doug Stuart - Electric Bass (“Assembling”)
Jeff Parker - Guitar (“Vista Ahead”)
Abe Rounds - Drums (“Distance of the Moon”)
Mark Giuliana - Drums (“Like Smoke”)
Daphne Chen - Violin, Viola (“Assembling”)
Myles Martin - Drums (“Into The Flats”)
Jacob Richards - Drums (“Vista Ahead”)
CJ Camereri - Trumpet, French Horn (“Distance of the Moon” and “Maurice”)

Artist: Nora Stanley and Benny Bock

Label: Colorfield Recordings

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This is a collaborative record released by LA-based saxophonist Nora Stanley and keyboardist Benny Bock in November 2023 from LA's contemporary jazz label Colorfield Records.

Contains 10 gentle ambient spiritual jazz songs by the two, who have been friends since Berkeley High School and have been making music together for nearly 2 years. DL code included. 

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Nora Stanley and Benny Bock's first album as a duoDistance of the Moon is a deep journey into acoustic, electronic, and improvisational territory.The saxophone/keyboard duo, whose friendship dates back to their high school days in Berkeley, California, have been making music together for nearly a decade.Hiking in the Marin Headlands and Mount Tam began a long friendship that grew stronger when they both lived in Ohio and attended Oberlin Conservatory.Road trips across the countryside and weekend excursions through cornfields cemented personal and musical connections.Nora Stanley and Benny Bock have been building for the last four years, even though they are on opposite coasts.

On their debut album, the duo shares a treasure trove of influences from music, literature and film.Their love and connection to the natural landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area is also present throughout the album, referenced in songs such as "Into The Flats" and "Hawk Hill" (the latter a tribute to the late Pharaoh Sanders). ).

Distance of the Moon features the duo using a variety of textures and sounds, from pump organ and prepared piano to Oberheim four-voice synthesizer and baritone guitar.Guests include Owen Clapp, Doug Stuart, Jeff Parker, Abe Rounds, Mark Giuliana, Daphne Chen, Myles Martin, Jacob Richards, and CJ Camerieri. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Colorfield Recordings releases available at Tobira.

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12 "black vinyl. Includes DL code.

Colorfield:

"Distance of the Moon, Nora Stanley and Benny Bock's first album together as a duo, is a deep journey into acoustic, electronic, and improvisatory realms. With a friendship dating back to high school in Berkeley, CA, the saxophone/ keyboard duo has been making music together for nearly a decade. Hikes through the Marin Headlands and Mt. Tam set the landscape for a long friendship that only deepened when the duo found themselves both living in Ohio, attending Oberlin Conservatory. Cross country road trips and weekend excursions through cornfields further solidified a connection both personal and musical that Nora and Benny have continued to build throughout the past four years, despite being situated on opposite coasts.

For their debut album, the two friends draw on a trove of shared musical, literary, and cinematic influences. Their connection to and love for the natural landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area is also present throughout the album, referenced in songs like “Into The Flats” and “Hawk Hill,” the latter, an homage to the late Pharaoh Sanders.

Distance of the Moon features the duo on a plethora of instruments, capturing a variety of textures and sounds from pump organ and prepared piano to Oberheim Four Voice synthesizer and baritone guitar. Featured guests include Abe Rounds, CJ Camerieri, Daphne Chen, Doug Stuart, Jacob Richards, Jeff Parker, Mark Giuliana, Myles Martin and Owen Clapp."

Benny Bock - Steinway Grand Piano, Steinway Prepared Upright Piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer 200a, Hammond B3, Estey Pump Organ, Percussion, Baritone Guitar, ARP 2600, Yamaha CS60, Moog Minimoog, Prophet 5, UDO Super 6, Oberheim Two Voice Pro , Soma Lyra & Pulsar 23, Drum Programming
Nora Stanley - Saxophone, Korg Maxikorg 800, Soma Pulsar, Moog Minimoog, Percussion, Kalimba, Drum Programming
Owen Clapp - Upright Bass (“Maurice”)
Doug Stuart - Electric Bass (“Assembling”)
Jeff Parker - Guitar (“Vista Ahead”)
Abe Rounds - Drums (“Distance of the Moon”)
Mark Giuliana - Drums (“Like Smoke”)
Daphne Chen - Violin, Viola (“Assembling”)
Myles Martin - Drums (“Into The Flats”)
Jacob Richards - Drums (“Vista Ahead”)
CJ Camereri - Trumpet, French Horn (“Distance of the Moon” and “Maurice”)

Artist: Nora Stanley and Benny Bock

Label: Colorfield Recordings