‘Gods of Apollo’ earns solid review and is selected by BBC Radio 3 as a top release.
Jazz Views’ Eddie Myer writes, “This is a bold and unusual venture.”
All About Jazz’s Roger Farbey writes, “However you cut it, this is challenging and compelling music, for sure.”
Rob Cope / Gods of Apollo
UBU0020 / CD & Digital Formats
Release Date: 5th July 2019
Ubuntu Music is delighted to announce the signing of multi-talented composer/saxophonist as well as podcaster/filmmaker Rob Cope, to release his debut album, Gods of Apollo.
You don’t often come across a concept for an album that’s as unique as this. Rob has amassed a stellar quartet and recorded the first of ultimately what is to be a three-part trilogy, inspired by space. The debut is a tribute to the race to land the first man on the moon, bringing us with him in this breath-taking journey.
The album uses archival NASA audio and travels from the first man made satellites in 1957 through to the final moon landing in 1972. It was recorded at Crown Lane Studios in Morden by John Merriman.
Rob explains, “Gods of Apollo is like a film soundtrack, set to the original archival audio of the race to the moon. The album features the exceptional talent of Elliot Galvin, Rob Luft and Jon Ormston. I aimed to capture this excitement and add a new level of artistry to the voices of the astronauts.”
Rob continues, “I am delighted to sign with Ubuntu Music. I couldn’t have hoped for a better home for Gods of Apollo.”
Martin Hummel, Director of Ubuntu Music, commented, “Rob is a unique individual. He has a long-term vision in terms of where he wants to take his music. And he simultaneously pursues other projects with an equal passion, whether it’s podcast interviews on Apple Music and Spotify with other talented artists or capturing the wonderful yet tragic life of Richard Turner on film. It’s a pleasure to welcome him to the Ubuntu Family.”
Richard Turner, a talented young jazz trumpet player who tragically left this world at an early age. Richard's life has been documented in a touching short film by Rob Cope, a London-based saxophonist/composer/educator, who who interviewed friends and family concerning this gifted artist.
An interview that looks at Hummel's business, the state of the industry and the future!