First Release from Mongrel Records Announced!

So…as promised we have news of our first release on Mongrel Records.

We are very pleased to announce that the first record for you delight will be by Steve Tromans/JJ Wheeler Duo. The pair met by chance after both being booked for a function gig, yet immediately struck up a dialogue that both excited and intrigued the musicians. After another such performance, the opportunity was  too great to be missed and thus the project is born.

Amazingly, this recording documents the very first time the pair played together in this context, entering the room with no preconceptions other than to create new music out of the seeds of Standard repertoire.

Track Listing:

1. Central Park West (Coltrane)

2. Giant Steps (Coltrane)

3. Ida Lupino (C. Bley)

4. Just Friends; Bemsha Swing (Klemmer/Lewis; Monk)

5. Blue Room (Rodgers & Hart)

6. A Foggy Day (Gershwin)

7. Blues in J (Tromans/Wheeler)

Piano: Steve Tromans

Drums & Cymbals: JJ Wheeler

Excerpts from the album can be heard on our Releases page or more on Soundcloud (click here).

You can pre-order the record for the special price of £8 by clicking here. And, because we’re feeling generous, we’ll waive the postage costs (normally £1) on ALL pre-orders. Can’t say fairer than that!

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