Old Grooves for New Streets

by Way Out West

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The Effects of Weather delivers a captivating collection of jazz inflected melodies infused with sounds from Vietnam and grooves from West Africa. In addition, the album draws on a diverse range of influences, from the minimalism of Steve Reich to the dirty blues of the Mississippi Delta are also featured here.

Together with world-renowned West African percussion specialist Ray Pereira, explosive saxophonist Paul Williamson, earthy acoustic bassist Howard Cairns, and young firebrand drummer Rajiv Jayaweera, Way Out West are pioneers of a truly new sound Inspired by the cultural vitality and diversity of not only Melbourne but of Australia.


released August 1, 2007

Peter Knight - trumpet
Paul Williamson - saxophones
Dung Nguyen - modified electric guitar/dan bau/dan tranh
Howard Cairns - acoustic bass
Ray Pereira - percussion
Dave Beck - drum kit and percussion (tracks 5 & 6)

Recorded at Allan Eatons Studios by Robin Gray December 17th and 18th 2006
Mixed by Myles Mumford at Atlantis Sound
Sampling and processing by Peter Knight
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Jack the Bear’s Deluxe Mastering

Produced by Peter Knight

Cover images by Nicola Loder from ‘wild thing’ Part 1 2003

Thanks to:
Myles Mumford, Robin Gray, Nicola Loder, Andrew Walker, Sheena Lestock-Kay, David Everist at Footscray Community Arts Centre, Jill Morgan and Anita Larkin at MAV, Tamara Saulwick, Peter Barrett


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