The Brighton-based trio will release mini-album Mercury Fountain on April 21 via Small Pond Records. It is the band's follow up to their 2013 debut EP, Horizons/Rapture, and has been produced by Joel Magill and Raven Bush. The psych-rock group focused on experimentation throughout the recording and production process, with the band attempting to replicate the feeling of diving into a Mercury Fountain, as the album begins and ends with the same piece of music, with a reprise in the middle.
Taken from a Jazz at the Philharmonic tour, Ella Fitzgerald is backed by pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Jo Jones on two well-rounded sets. Actually, the two dates are quite similar, with eight of the nine songs being repeated (although the second "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "Oh, Lady Be Good" find her backed by a riffing eight-horn all-star group), so this album is mostly recommended to her greatest fans. However, the music is wonderful, there are variations between the different versions, and her voice was at its prime.