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Secular Music Group

Volume 1

Label: Love All Day

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

Preorder: Releases June 28th 2024


*150 copies limited edition* Love All Day is proud to present the debut LP offering from Secular Music Group. This project emerged from the home workshop of Christian Ruggiero, a renowned composer for film and television with a passion for classic recordings and legacy studio technology. He teamed up with long-time collaborator, multi-instrumentalist Yannis Panos to make a record in the old way; as a group of musicians in a room playing live to magnetic tape. This record would channel their shared interests in free-jazz, library music and American minimalism. The group was rounded out with the additions of guitarist Ted Morcaldi, reedist Greg Lapine and percussionist Tim Walsh.

Each of the players brought several sketches to the sessions, which served as the central point of departure for these improvisations. Ruggiero payed tribute to a recently departed friend, capturing the proceedings on a vintage tape machine bequeathed to him. The results are deeply inspired, echoing the pastoral grace of UK jazz, the starkness of the European avant-garde, and the inspiriting sounds of the great ‘60s and ‘70s instrumental ensembles. This LP package features jacket artwork and design by Emily Larned, Mastering by Jae-soo Yi of Sonority Mastering and lacquers cut by John Golden

Cat. number: LAD 026
Year: 2024