First Impressions

by The Robert Digweed Collective

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'First Impressions' is the debut album from The Robert Digweed Collective. This is not merely musicians playing on an album to feature the talents of Robert Digweed, it is an album by Robert Digweed to feature a collection of talented musicians.

This new generation offers some fresh ideas to the Jazz genre; these distinctly recognisable Jazz standards have been removed from their creative origins and arranged within a Jazz-Funk fusion aesthetic. Each arrangement is the product of several years’ work, being improved and developed with every performance. The album explores a range of genres, each track offering moments of surprise whilst maintaining solid grooves.

The 'Collective' refers to the larger studio line-up of selected individuals, expanded from the initial quartet which performs regularly around the UK. It was in 2008, whilst studying at the University of Nottingham, that Robert Digweed first assembled a group of musicians from a variety of backgrounds with a shared passion for the future of jazz. Whilst the line-up has changed over the years, many of its members, past and present, are collected together on this album.

This album features the following musicians: Simon Allen, Rhodri Blackwell, Nick Bowley, Elizabeth Charlesworth, Robert Digweed, Miranda Ford, Paul Jordanous, Simon Marsh, Tom Moore, Rupert Rathbone, Ryan Robinson, Aaron Rosell, Luke Saunders and Damion Sheppard.

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"This is an impressive debut indeed; vibrant, contemporary, grooving and full of surprises, both in the ensembles and in the accomplished soloing."
~ Alan Barnes - Alto & Baritone Saxophonist ~

"Fresh, imaginative and inspired versions of well known jazz compositions with much accomplishment and musicality.
I look forward to hearing more!"
~ Steve Waterman - Trumpeter ~

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released September 1, 2012

This album was recorded between June 2011 - May 2012
All songs arranged, produced and edited by Robert Digweed.

Mixed & Mastered by Ian Budd at Cube Recording Studios, Oxfordshire.

© 2012, Robert Digweed & Dig For Victory Records.
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The Robert Digweed Collective is a talented group of musicians from a variety of backgrounds with a shared passion for the future of jazz. Whilst performing regularly around the UK as The Robert Digweed Quartet, the 'Collective' refers to a larger studio line-up of selected individuals, producing unique jazz-funk arrangements of popular standards. ... more

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Track Name: Let There Be Love
Let there be you,
Let there be me.
Let there be oysters
Under the sea.

Let there be wind,
An occassional rain.
Chile con carne,
Sparkling champagne

Let there be birds
To sing in the trees,
Someone to bless me
Whenever I sneeze.

Let there be cuckoos,
A lark and a dove,
But first of all, please --
Let there be love.
Track Name: Teenage Dream
You think I'm pretty
Without any makeup on
You think I'm funny
When I tell the punchline wrong
I know you get me
So I let my walls come down, down

Before you met me
I was alright but things
Were kinda heavy
You brought me to life
Now every February
You'll be my Valentine, Valentine

Let's go all the way tonight
No regrets, just love
We can dance, until we die
You and I, will be young forever

You make me feel
Like I'm livin' a
Teenage dream
The way you turn me on
I can't sleep
Let's run away and
Don't ever look back,
Don't ever look back
My heart stops
When you look at me
Just one touch
Now baby I believe
This is real
So take a chance and
Don't ever look back,
Don't ever look back

We drove to Cali
And got drunk on the beach
Got a motel and
Built a fort out of sheets
I finally found you
My missing puzzle piece
I'm complete

Let's go all the way tonight
No regrets, just love
We can dance, until we die
You and I, will be young forever

I'm a get your heart racing
In my skin-tight jeans
Be your teenage dream tonight
Let you put your hands on me
In my skin-tight jeans
Be your teenage dream tonight