Finding Home


Buy now from this website, 1 June elsewhere


Album Info

Finding Home is Georgia’s collaboration with award-winning pianist/composer Kate Williams (Bobby Wellins, Stan Sulzmann, Pete Hurt Jazz Orchestra) in a collection of songs, old and newly co-written, arranged for trio, string quartet and voice, linked by the many concepts of Finding Home.

Kate’s multi-layered compositions and arrangements reveal their deeper narrative within Georgia’s searing lyric writing and emotive live performances. From the tragedy of the refugee crisis to romantic spoken word groove, reworked classics from Chile, Brazil and the Great American Songbook and a focus on the natural world, loss and hope: Finding Home prompts many questions and delivers multiple answers.

The album features a guest appearance from Kate’s father  – classical guitarist John Williams – and a striking trilogy of songs (The Last Boy on Earth, Halfway) seen through the eyes of children, inspired by stories and events that Georgia was told first hand, witnessed or learnt about during time spent volunteering with refugee groups in Northern France and the UK these last 3 years.

Complementing this narrative quest for peace and freedom are: Tell The River – a new ballad from Georgia’s collaboration with pianist/composer Alan Broadbent following their lauded 2017 Songbook – and Chilean songwriter and activist Victor Jara’s iconic Caminando, Caminando.

Bookending the album are two further Williams/Mancio originals (One For The Bees and Play) that outline the importance of the natural world and our place in it. 

The title track, a spoken word love song, is a reminder that home is both a visceral and literal state, a person and place, local and global – all illustrated to stunning effect by Alban Low’s bespoke artwork and graphics. 

 

piano Kate Williams  voice Georgia Mancio 

violin John Garner  violin Marie Schreer 

viola Francis Gallagher  cello Sergio Serra 

bass Oli Hayhurst  drums David Ingamells

guitar John Williams (on tracks 2 and 7)

All arrangements by Kate Williams

Produced by Kate Williams, Georgia Mancio and Andrew Cleyndert

© KW Jazz 2019


Listen

1.
One For The Bees 1.00
2.
Caminando, Caminando 1.00
3.
No More Blues 1.00
4.
Don’t Go To Strangers 1.00
5.
The Last Boy On Earth 1.00
6.
Halfway 1.00
7.
We Walk (Slow Dawn) 1.00
8.
The Key 1.00
9.
Finding Home 1.00
10.
Heartwood 1.00
11.
Tell The River 1.00
12.
Play 1.00

 Reviews

“Georgia imbues Kate’s multi-layered compositions and arrangements with deep clarity in the narrative and lyrics… There is an essence of maturity in this album…Music is an art, the musician the craftsmen and women, and on Finding Home there is a sense of being at a masterclass. Great music.”  Something Else Reviews

“A cracking album… that  I found to be delightful in a thought-provoking way.” Bebop Spoken Here

Artwork by Alban Low